Sara's Genealogy Research
Sara's Tip of the Month:
Spring is coming, or so I have been told, I had to just turn up the heat today! The daffodils and tulips are starting to poke through the ground. So am I ready for everything to get even busier than it has already been? Hardly. I had so many great plans for my personal research brick walls in the cold months of January and February, but not one of them was even attempted this year.
Life just gets in the way sometimes. So now those plans are on hold, or are they? My new goal is to learn all that I can, even if it is not in reference to my own research. With each new client's research project, I learn something new!
Sometimes it is a new website for records that I never needed to use before or maybe it is a new country that I have never been asked to do research in until now. With each piece of new information, I tend to think of previously done research differently. How I could have attacked a research brick wall another way? So maybe I have not accomplished more of my own family history research yet, but I am compiling new tricks all the time!
Interested in learning more?
Sara is a member of the following genealogical organizations:
* National Genealogical Society
* Association of Professional Genealogists
* Ohio Genealogical Society
Services include minimal to extensive family history research with the flexibility to handle special situations on a case by case basis. Costs are based on hourly research fees and expenses are always extra. Clients are kept informed along the way and given options, when available, to keep costs to a minimum.
All clients are offered a free initial consultation via email. This begins with requesting a summary of any previous family history work you have done and what your ultimate goal is in this project. The information is then reviewed and a research plan is formed to locate the information you are interested in. Only after you have agreed upon this plan is the retainer required to begin the actual research. I have found this process tends to give the client a satisfying end result.
Sara Skotzke, PLCGS began her career as a professional genealogical researcher in 2002 after several years of researching her own family history. Her belief is that continuing education is a fundamental part of enhancing each client's family history experience. As part of this, in 2015, Sara completed the Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies with distinction.
Personalized Family History Research
Whether you need to get past your ancestral brick wall, a basic family history or a detailed family tree, we can fulfill your requirements!