DNA analysis can be crucial to research projects that have a goal to identify unknown ancestors, biological parents, or to crumble brick walls. DNA analysis is complicated. It is imperative that conclusions are accurate. We can analyze your DNA results and use them to help resolve your research 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.
ID HEIRS FOR ESTATE SETTLEMENT & PROBATE CASES
Our team provides genealogical research to identify descendant next of kin and groups of heirs for probate cases and estate settlement. Clients are provided court-ready reports, family tree charts and Affidavits of Due Diligence for court filing.
GEORGIA & DEEP SOUTH RESEARCH
We conduct research in all Georgia counties and the deep south states 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.
If your research includes multiple geographic areas we can manage your project. We locate Certified Genealogists who specialize in the areas your family resided and work with them to create a research plan and implement it. We work on your behalf beginning with the contract phase, ensure the research plan is followed, review the work, and incorporate the finished product with our own. We include you as little or as much as you desire.
Having us manage all areas of your research ensures that research for your project is conducted in an efficient and timely manner and removes obstacles that less experienced family genealogists might encounter when tackling a complicated and multi-faceted project.
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.
If you have a Latter-day Saint/Mormon ancestor that you're trying to identify or learn more about, we can help. Email us about your project.
Reading and understanding old handwriting can be difficult. Sometimes it's a struggle to decipher words and their meaning. We can transcribe your documents and add time-period legal perspective if required.
DIGITAL FLIP BOOKS
Flip book design and creation are available for your family narrative or project. We design, upload, and provide links to the flip book, so you can effortlessly share them with anyone. Downloadable. Include on your website. Update detail anytime.
Simple. Beautiful. Great gift!
View a sample we've created for one of our own family projects - scan QR code on mobile or click to view.
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Letter of Agreement
A formal Letter of Agreement is executed between The Genealogist and Client to be sure project goals and arrangements are fully understood by both parties. If DNA is used in the project, an Informed Consent agreement must also be signed by the client.
Our research fee is $130/hour and includes DNA analysis. We recommend all client projects with brick walls utilize DNA. A 20 hour minimum is required for most new projects.
The fee of $2600 is due in full prior to beginning new projects. After the completion of the first project, an hourly fee reduction can be considered for future projects.
Consultations also require an executed Letter of Agreement and will be charged at the hourly rate.