New year, new you - as the saying goes, so how about all parts of you? This is a great time to take stock of your family and what you want to know about it.
Take the time to ask questions of your elder relatives and to pass down family stories to your younger relatives. Kids love stories, especially if it involves someone they know personally.
Learn to keep track of the 'current family history' as much as researching the past. Documenting momentous occasions with information as well as photos is a great way to pass your family history on when you are long gone.
Take the time to go through that stack of family photos that someone gave you and label each one - that is on my to-do list for sure!
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!