Sara's Genealogy Research
Sara's Tip of the Month:
Covid 19 update: We are now in quarantine but I am still working from home. As my friend said, this is our new normal for now. So true. So let's use the time to do something worthwhile.
Work on your family tree. While many libraries and archives are closed to visitors, some have staff that you can contact via email or phone. So reach out to a genealogist or archives ask that question you have been wanting to but haven't had time to ask before.
Go through your family treasures. I pulled out a photo box last week and found all sorts of goodies. Lots were not even photos. Go through them, would it make sense to scan them and save to the cloud or hard drive? Many of us live in places where we may have to leave at a moment's notice for natural disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes. While you need to have a list of items to take with you if you have to evacuate, most cannot take the time or space to haul all of their family treasures. Use this time to think that through and prepare now.
Stay Healthy and Happy Hunting!
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 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.
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!