DNA analysis can be crucial to research projects that have a goal to identify unknown ancestors or crumble brick walls. Analysis is complicated. It is imperative that conclusions are accurate. We can analyze your DNA results and use them to help resolve your question.
& BRICK WALLS
We tackle complex problems and brick walls using specific and proven methodologies that can help resolve them. If you need help identifying that elusive ancestor or resolving "same-name" identity problems, email us.
DOES YOUR ONLINE TREE HAVE PROBLEMS?
If you have trouble starting or building your Ancestry.com tree, let us help. We can begin your tree from scratch or review and correct it. You will have an evidence-based tree for as many generations as time allows. Easy peasy for you.
We conduct research in all Georgia counties for ancestors who resided here from statehood (1788)-20th century. Georgia research can be difficult for researchers unfamiliar with Georgia's genealogical challenges and how to overcome them.
Photo courtesy: Wellborn, Carlton, Orange Green, and William Hoogland. Map of the state of Georgia, drawn from actual surveys and the most authentic information. [S.l.: s.n, 1830] Map.
Our ancestors' stories are the glue that bind us to them. Let us help you discover their story and write a family narrative. We do the research, so your family story will be evidence-based and accurate. Your ancestors' lives are placed in a historical context, so you understand better why they made the decisions they made. We can better understand ourselves when we understand our ancestors' lives.
Old handwriting can be problematic. Sometimes it's a struggle to decipher words and their meaning. We can transcribe your documents and add time-period legal definitions or perspective if required.
Shared DNA can only prove a genetic relationship with another person. Proof requires a paper trail and DNA results
that have been analyzed and confirm the paper trail. The paper trail is always the foundation for the proof.
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Our fee is $130/hour and includes DNA analysis if you prefer. A minimum of 20 hours is required for each project. Even though every project differs, brick walls routinely require more than 20 hours. We never know what records our ancestors left and how long it will take to find them if they exist. DNA analysis is laborious and generally will require more than 20 hours if included with a traditional research project. The full amount of $2600 is required in advance, and all expenses, such as vital record orders - if any are incurred, are due when invoiced.
After the initial 20 hours, project hours can be as flexible as the client prefers.
NEW CLIENT PROJECTS
If you are interested in discussing your genealogy project, please drop us an email here with details of your project and your goals. We work with our clients to review prior research for accuracy and to identify gaps that might exist. Additionally, records already identified might hold the answer to the project and analysis could uncover it. We explain the process if you have questions. We understand research projects are an investment, and we communicate regularly with you during your project. We are time efficient because we are familiar with Georgia records.
Long-term projects can be conducted in phases that meet the needs of the client after the initial 20 hours. Formal written agreements are required for all research projects to be sure both parties understand expectations during the project. Any changes to the agreement must be made in writing and agreed to by both parties.
As a reminder, during Covid-19 many state archives and repositories are either closed or have limited or by-appointment-only hours. These restrictions tend to make on-site research at some difficult if not impossible. We strive to find satisfactory resolutions for these current issues.
If you have questions, please ask. We respond promptly to all inquiries.