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about Sara's Genealogy Research
Sara's Genealogy Research

Sara's Tip of the Month:

Old vs. New  How up to date are you with technology and what's new?  My guess is you have mastered the computer, 
probably a tablet and a smartphone but how about your genealogy research?  

When I started my family research, it was very old school.  I found some information online but the majority of it was on microfilm that I had to go to a Family History Library or courthouse to view.  I started building my family trees on poster board with pencil and eraser.  

Now you can use family tree software for your computer or tablet.  Many records have now been digitized so I don't have to leave my office nearly as often as I did a few years ago to do the same research.  DNA is now mainstream and it seems everyone has at least gotten their pie chart to show their heritage, if not a whole lot more.

Still think you are up to date with technology?  Take advantage of genealogy journals and lectures. You will be surprised how much you have to learn still.  Enjoy the ride.   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
* 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.  
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!