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about Sara's Genealogy Research
Sara's Genealogy Research

Sara's Tip of the Month:

I spent a lot of time last week watching Senator John McCain's funeral and memorial services.  In some ways it was surprising how much attention his death received but it reminded me that his generation is quickly fading.  We revere our own ancestors for all that they endured in their lives much the same as we revere Sen. McCain and the sacrifices he made for our country.  

As I watched, I wondered if earlier generations felt the same when the deaths of Gen. Patton or FDR occured.  I'll never know but it seems likely.  Each family had moments just like these.  How your ancestors felt during those times may have guided their choices in life with the goal that the passing of the torch to the younger generations in hopes that they would do as well or better than the previous generations.  

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Sara is a member of the following genealogical organizations:
* National Genealogical Society
* Association of Professional Genealogists
* Ohio Genealogical Society
* New England Historic Genealogical Society
* New York Genealogical and Biographical 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.  
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Whether you need to get past your ancestral brick wall, a basic family history or a detailed family tree, we can fulfill your requirements!