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Sara's Genealogy Research

Sara's Tip of the Month:

January is a time for new beginnings.  This is the one time of year that I have a bit of free time.  This year I have been cleaning out my file cabinets.  I usually try to do this every year but based on what I saw once I opened my files, I have been slacking the past few years.  

My next task that I plan to start today is to clean out my stack of personal genealogy file folders. This pile is within view from my desk and it is amazing how normal looking at this pile has gotten to be.  Today that ends!  I have lots of papers with written notes and original records that need to go somewhere some I can scan and save on my computer but some  I plan on using my archival sheet protectors to put the originals in the 3-ring binders I have for my family groups.  

Wish me luck, this may be a long day!  Happy Hunting!


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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 to this plan is the retainer required to begin the actual research.  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.  
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