Sara's Genealogy Research
Sara's Tip of the Month:
Lately, I find that my desk grows in piles overnight, just like my flower beds do. I find time is not as easy to find lately and I admit to letting things slack in certain departments.
Lately my desk and my yard have been taking up my time just trying to get them to where you can see what really needs to get done first. My lilac bush has recently taken the brunt of my aggression this year, but now I can see around it at least and pull the weeds that have been long growing behind it!
The same goes for your family history research. Sometimes you have to look through the weeds to find the really good stuff. Or maybe the weeds aren't weeds anymore, maybe they have grown into a new clue that makes some sense to your growing understanding of your family!
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. 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!