Build a Family History
There are many ways to research and build your family tree. Whether you are setting up a new Ancestry.com account or want to publish a family history, I would like to help with your project. In the event I am not knowledgeable about specific locations or collections, my network of professional genealogists will be and I'm delighted to refer clients to those experts.
"You've opened a new world for me, populated with family I can now get to know on my own! Thank you!"
~ D. L.
For clients in the Concord area:
Let me help you with the initial set up of your Ancestry.com account so you can start off in the right direction.
Three hours at your location includes:
Give me a call to discuss time and place.
"Lenore has been a great resource for me as I've tried to learn how to use Ancestry.com most effectively. It's easy to get confused about which ancestor's line I'm following, but Lenore always has a clear vision of my family tree and is able to navigate deftly throughout the website so that its full potential is available. She's taught me how to use the software as well as basics of good genealogy practice. I highly recommend her services." ~S.H.
We can create a visualization of your family tree in graphic or computerized form, specifically for ancestors in the New England area.
We can also help you create an "ancestor" book that starts with you or your parents and tells the story of your family through the previous 3 or 4 generations, including family photographs.
If you prefer, we can also create a family website for you to share with current and future family members.
Together we will define specific research questions and the scope of your research project(s). All work will be based on a proposal and contract that define time-frame, scope and cost of the project before any work begins.
Fee: All projects are custom based on an hourly fee plus expenses. We work with you to insure there will be no surprises in terms of finished product and final cost. If a project is large, we can break it into manageable pieces for convenience and affordability.
See an example of a simple research report.
A "Day in the Life" of your ancestor
Using a variety of records, as available, we can write the story of an ancestor:
Many clients find this to be the most fun, and feel as though they are meeting the ancestor for the first time. See an Example.
Fee: $150 minimum, no guarantee of specific information
"This was the most fun--it brought to life a person who had been just a name on a piece of paper. I was able to imagine what life was like for my ancestor and his family: clothing, jobs, neighborhood and other interesting facts. This is more than genealogy, it's family history at its most entertaining." ~B.B.