I have been doing genealogy for a long time, well over 20 years. The advent of the Internet has been a great help and incentive for me to increase my research. I am working on my spouse’s ancestors, my spouse’s ex’s ancestors, my former spouse’s family and my father’s ancestors. Another family member is working on my mother’s ancestors and I am not going to work where someone else has also spent over 20 years doing research, they have done great work and I hope they eventually publish it all. I seem to have a facility for making intuitive leaps based on source information and end up finding that most of the time those leaps prove correct, at least, so far. It is a compelling thing once involved and while I suppose certification might help, I simply don’t feel it’s necessary at this point. I follow the Genealogical Standards as much as possible, I keep those intuitive leaps and speculations in my notes until I do find proof, if I do.
Just because I am working on so many family lines and I have other blogs, I am working under a pseudonym. I am doing so to protect my family’s privacy and my own. I will not have living persons mentioned by name and I might even keep their parents unnamed, please understand there are real people who would be affected by my doing so. I feel I have the duty and responsibility to protect them as I would if this were a book being published for public consumption.
I will also be happy to assist you with your research and charge $100.00 for the first 4 hours billable time and $20.00 an hour for every billable hour thereafter. I am not able to go to courthouses or other venues as I am housebound, however, I am very thorough and consistent with my research and you will be provided with a report which will contain facts. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
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