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Hiring a Genealogist

  • Genealogical Researchers often specialize is certain geographical regions. This is particularly helpful when you do not speak the language of your ancestors country of origin.
  • There is not a standard rate for genealogy research.
  • To keep costs down:
    • Be as specific as you can in your request,
    • Include a detailed list of what you've already looked at, and
    • Provide copies of relevant documents.
  • Before hiring a Genealogist, ask to review their credentials.
  • Sign a contract with the Genealogist, that way you both know exactly what you are looking for and what is expected.