genealogy research

about Sara's Genealogy Research
Sara's Genealogy Research
Sara's Tip of the Month:
Lately the volcano erupting in Hawaii has been making headlines on an almost daily basis.  This reminded me of a trip I took years ago with my Mom to her ancestral home in Italy, near Mt. Vesuvius.  At the time, we did the tour of Pompeii and while it was a somber side trip, I really did not realize how this natural disaster had affected our ancestors.

Take the time to learn about the area your ancestors came from.  Was is susceptible to earthquakes, hurricanes or tornadoes? While those don't get the intense interest of a volcano, they may have affected the way your ancestors lived their lives on a daily basis.  
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!