Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Genealogical Research & Consulting for Philadelphia Families, Businesses,& Institutions

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Historical & Genealogical Research & Consulting for Philadelphia Families, Businesses,& Institutions
I offer genealogical and historical research in Philadelphia area repositories and search records on individuals, families, businesses, institutions, and organizations. I prepare genealogical and biographical sketches of your family members, company officers, institutional directors, or organizational officials. I also consult with you on your genealogical research for your Philadelphia ancestors and make myself available to photograph their tombstones, houses, or other structures where they might have lived, worked, or worshiped. I specialize in studies that combine Kensington and Fishtown history and genealogy in order to place those families, businesses, institutions, and organizations, within a local historical context, bringing them to life more fully then a generalist genealogist, or historian, can possibly do. Although, my specialty is in these Philadelphia neighborhoods, I am also quite capable of providing these same services for subjects in the whole of the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. For examples of my work contact me and I will send a narrative of a family history, biography, or business history, that I published, or was contracted for.
I have an in-depth understanding of Philadelphia’s communities through many years of research and I am able to provide the historical context for your history that will make your unique story come alive. If you would rather write your own family, business, or institutional history, I could still be of value to you by placing your family, business, institution, or organization in context with an introductory historical chapter on Fishtown, or Kensington history. I can also fill in the already written reports that you have researched to enlarge and complete them. I am also available for consulting on those “brick walls” that you may have encountered along the way and if your project falls into my specialty area, it would be quite possible that I could break them down.
If you need general historical research work that might be useful for archaeology, building, engineering, environment studies, the insurance business, urban planning, law, or real estate, I would be especially helpful with these historical neighborhoods of Fishtown and Kensington. I could also help those oral and cultural historians and other academic historians, who do not often venture north of Vine street and who might be interested in publishing work on these communities.
My services are also offered to local and citywide non-profit agencies as well, that might be interested in the modern urban studies of Fishtown and Kensington in order to plan for their programming, or provide historical perspectives for grant writers when seeking funding.

England Family History researchers for your Kentish ancestry

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England Family History researchers for your Kentish ancestry
We are based in Kent, so if you have Kent ancestry we are able to research the Kent Archives and libraries for you. We can also research the England and Wales Birth, Marriage and Death registers from 1837 and the 1841-1901 censuses for those whose later ancestry extends outside of Kent.We welcome enquiries for anything from a simple one off search to more detailed investigations. Location photography and photo restoration can also be undertaken.

Access to original sources in all parts of UK and Ireland

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Old-established, reputable firm with Access to original sources in all parts of UK and Ireland
Each case is supervised by one of our team of experienced professionals, and we maintain the highest standards of proof to make sure that your family has been traced accurately.
In recent years, genealogy has been energised by the release of many records online, and a number of new organisations have sprung up offering to search these readily available resources.
The online sources still represent only a fraction of the material available to the experienced genealogist. Local archives hold a wealth of original records, most of which require specific expertise to interpret.
We have access to the full range of records in the UK and Ireland, from medieval times to the present, and we also undertake research in the countries to which ancestors emigrated: North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
We offer a choice of fixed-budget research programmes, at the end of which we provide:
·a bound report setting out and analysing the results of research in full detail·a detailed pedigree chart in calligraphic font·copies of documents·a full list of sources·advice on further research if appropriate and required
A free assessment service is available

Professional Family History Service in London, England

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Professional Family History Service in London, England and Surrounding Counties
The Trenchard Partnership is based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK offering research in a wide range of areas including:
•Providing advice if you are stuck in your family history research•Looking at specific records which you are unable to visit yourself•Researching your ancestors showing where they were and how they lived•Providing guidance to assist your own research•Obtaining Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates from England and Wales
We cover all of the record repositories in London, UK including:
The National ArchivesSociety of GenealogistsBritish LibraryLondon Metropolitan ArchivesWestminster City ArchivesLambeth Palace LibraryGuildhall LibraryPrincipal Probate Registry

Specialize in scattered families especially in North Carolina, US, UK & Finland

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Specialize in scattered families especially in North Carolina, US, UK & Finland - No project is too small
We are a US-based, internet-savvy, genealogy & family research firm with almost 20 years of experience. We have primarily done research in North Carolina, US, UK, Finland and emigration records -- we have also researched French-Canadian, French, Galician/Polish, Russian and Ukrainian records! So, if you live in the US and would like to research your family both here and in the countries they emigrated from -- we are the researchers for you.
We have ready access to most North Carolina records (we are based in the state capital, home of the state archives and library and have researched early 1700s to mid 1900s records and performed African-American and slavery research), US & UK censuses, passenger records, Finnish Parish records, and many other resources! If your project requires a type of record access we don't have, we'll either partner up with another researcher or subscribe to a service.
No project is too small for us! We are best with projects that either have a NC focus or those that cut across county, state and national lines ... the smorgasbord families. For very specific, single geography research outside of NC, another research firm might be your best choice!
Otherwise, if your family hailed from NC or was fairly mobile (within the US, the UK or around Europe) ... we are excellent at researching around the globe! We have many resources at our fingertips and are great at ferreting out hard-to-find information.
Recently ... we did research into the records of Bertie, Wake, Johnston, Beaufort and more Counties in NC, Bohemians in Chicago (Cook County) and various other Illinois counties, Pennsylvania (several counties), passenger emigration records & citizenship records, Alsace France, Belarus (Minsk area), Glamorgan & Monmouth Wales, England (several counties including Lancashire, Gloucester, Somerset, Nottinghamshire), Kalisz Poland, Finland (Ostrobothnia and nearby areas) and more ... we made use of census records, passenger records, church & cemetery records, military records, newspaper articles, archives near and far, newsgroups and anything we can think of and get our hands on!

Genealogy research service in Australia and the United Kingdom

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Complete and affordable Genealogy research service in Australia and the United Kingdom
Do you want to learn more about your origins? Do you have an ancestor that fought in the war? Are you looking for relatives? I have been researching family histories for nearly 20 years. I have helped hundreds of people in these years with their family history and have treated each one as if it were my own. I research every available avenue and treat each case with the personal touch it deserves. I have access to a vast range of records which I have listed below, and exclusive access to records not available to the public as yet. My fees are very reasonable I believe for the time and effort I put into each family history. I am always happy to offer free advice wherever I can for those who wish to do the research by themselves. I am happy to research any request whether it be a full family history or a search on a single individual. I aim to inform the enquirer throughout the process of what steps I am taking and will never order any certificates etc without consent first. I look forward to hearing from you.
I specialise mainly in histories of Australian and British families. If however within my research I discover a family member in another country than I am happy to supply any available records as I have contacts all over the world. I also specialise in the military records of Australian Service personnel starting with the Boer War.
The following is an idea of the records I will search. The aim in searching all these records is to not only expand your family tree but to get a good idea of what your ancestors lives were like, how they lived etc.Births Deaths & Marriages – Civil RegistrationCivil registration of Births Deaths and marriages was first introduced in England and Wales in 1837 and in Australia it was 1838. A great deal of information can be gained from these certificates and the information provided varies from country to country. This source is the foundation for family history research which can then be expanded through other records.
Census RecordsThe first National censuses were taken in England, Wales and Scotland in 1801. To begin with these census returns were only for statistical purposes. After 1841 further information about the persons age, birthplace, occupation and the family relationships was added. Unfortunately there are no national censuses for Australia at this time.
Parish RegistersPrior to civil registration parish registers that record baptisms, marriages and burials are the prime source of information. The earliest English parish registers date from 1538. I can access both English and Australian parish registers.
Military RecordsI am able to research Australian service personnel from the Boer War onwards, however I specialise in World War One and World War Two servicemen. I am able to provide unit histories, war diaries, service records etc. In most cases I can tell you what battle a serviceman died in and provide information on this battle. I am also able to provide in nearly all cases their burial location and provide a photograph of their final resting place. I also have exclusive access to the grave registration cards for World War Two servicemen. These cards are not readily available to the public and contain vital information such as cause of death, original burial location etc.
NewspapersI have access to hundreds of newspapers and have found these to be extremely beneficial. In many cases obituaries can be found in the older newspapers and quite often photographs and articles on marriages etc in later editions of the newspapers. I thoroughly search any relevant newspaper as I know from experience anything could be found.
Shipping and immigrationImmigration records are an important source of information. Within these records, passenger lists identify who within the family made the journey and from which country and in the case of the United Kingdom, which county they originated from. Approximately 1.5 million free migrants moved to Australia before 1900, with the majority coming from England. After 1945 approximately 6.5 million migrants from countries all over Europe made Australian their home. Quite often families returned home and this can also be traced.
Criminal Records - ConvictsBetween 1788 and 1868 around 162,000 convicts were sent to Australia from the United Kingdom. Through records in Australia and the United Kingdom, information of their original crime, sentence and passage can be found. Often the records of the crime and the trial can provide far more personal information about the individual than can be found in many other sources.WillsElectoral Rolls
PhotographsPhotographs are of course an invaluable asset to any family history. Where possible I will try and locate any photographs that relate to the family such as houses where they resided, schools, churches and burial locations. In the case of Australian servicemen I will also search for a photograph of the individual. If there is any particular photograph that you would like, than I will do my best to take it for you.
RelativesIf you are interested in tracing any relatives in Australia than I can help with that as well. I have had a high success rate in this and have been able to re-unite a considerable amount of families.
Documents that will be included (if available):Photocopies of Baptisms, Marriages and Death entries from original Parish RegistersBirth, marriage and death certificatesPhotocopies of Census returns showing past family membersPhotographs – where possiblePhotocopies of Australian personnel service records, battalion histories and war diaries.Photocopies of Newspaper articles

Monday, November 08, 2010

Genealogical Research in Scotland

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Genealogical Research in Scotland
A professional Research Service, by an experienced genealogist, using the resources of New Register House, National Archives of Scotland and local archives throughout Scotland, Legal and Probate searches undertaken.Research carried out in all parts of Scotland. Moray, Banff and Nairn a specialty.
Statutory Registrations of Birth, Marriage and Death.Censuses and Valuation RollsOld Parish RegistersKirk Session and Presbytery RecordsInheritance RecordsNewspaper ExtractsMonumental InscriptionsLocal Historical SearchesSocial History Studies of Specific Areas or Buildings
Professionally prepared reports, by post, or if you prefer, by e-mail. Postal reports will include a Descendant Chart.
Copies of Statutory Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates, as well as Census pages are available on request, at cost price.
All my research is carried out in New Register House and the National Archives of Scotland, although I do visit other record offices as required.
I am happy to undertake living relative searches, ad all cases, especially the more sensitive, will be treated professionally and with absolute confidentiality.
Although now based in Fife, my research covers the whole of Scotland. I do however, have a particular interest in Moray, Banff, and Nairn, having lived in the north-east for many years.

Southern Italy genealogy researcher

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Southern Italy genealogy researcher, American born and educated, lives in Italy
Southern Italy genealogy researcher, American born and educated, lives in Italy since 1982. Accomplished genealogist providing onsite research at local town halls, churches, regional archives, etc. Besides obtaining documents and preparing family trees, also provides English translation of records and photographs of ancestral villages. Also experienced in identifying present day relatives and helping clients make initial contact with them. Specialized in research centred in Campania region but also undertakes projects in other areas of Italy including Calabria, Puglia, Molise and Basilicata.

Professional genealogist - Tourist Guide - Slovakia

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Professional genealogist - Tourist Guide - Slovakia
Genealogy - Tourist Guide - SlovakiaI am a Professional genealogist.
Services- searching at the state archives and- tour guide for my US clients.

Genealogy/Family History research for Kent England

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Genealogy/Family History research for Kent England
An experienced, diligent researcher will access Maidstone, Canterbury and all Kent archives. Roots in Kent also offers professional photography, photographic restoration and holiday planning including B and B and archive bookings.
Holidays in Kent
If you are planning a family history holiday in Kent, I can help arrange bed and breakfast accommodation in a selection of lovely locations, all within easy reach of the Centre of Kentish Studies in Maidstone.
I will also arrange time for you in the archives, and if you wish, I will accompany you on your visit to help you make the best use of your time. I have arranged several tours around clients' ancestral villages and always try to find places of interest that are relevant to their individual searches.
If you need transport I can put you in contact with car hire firms, or local taxi services, (our bus service is a little eccentric in some rural areas!)
Local photography digital images provided via email

Tennessee-based genealogy research service

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Tennessee-based genealogy research service
Tennessee-based genealogy research service created to assist individuals and organizations with genealogical and historical objectives.
Hit a brick wall in your own family tree research? Do you need to substantiate your lineage for membership in a society? Do you need photographs of your ancestor's tombstone? Contact us to get started today, your ancestral trail awaits!
* Record Retrieval to include: Vital records (birth, death, marriages), U.S. Census records, Probate records (wills, estates, etc.), Court records, Church Records, etc.
* Genealogical Research to include: documentation of a lineage as agreed upon which will consist of (at a minimum) a pedigree chart, documented family group sheet, copies of all documents used, and a detailed report indicating all resources used in the genealogical research project.
* Photography to include: tombstones, historic landmarks, or other agreed upon buildings.
* Lectures to include: presenting genealogical topics to small groups or at conferences

New Zealand & Australian Heir Searcher, Genealogist

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New Zealand & Australian Heir Searcher, Genealogist & Private Investigator
Established to assist the legal profession, we assist solicitors worldwide in the tracing of missing heirs and living beneficiaries of deceased estates as well as reuniting families and friends of missing loved ones.
We also undertake historical genealogical research as many Australian and New Zealand families date from 1788.
Research can be undertaken in our specialized databases, local and international archives to your own specifications and requirements.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Probate genealogical Company for Europe & America

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Probate genealogical Company for Europe & America
VS Probate Assistance & World Search Co. is a probate genealogical company. Our mission is to provide you, our valued clients, with the high level of expertise in professional genealogical research.We trace missing beneficiaries and unknown heirs in the U.S. and Canada and locate families in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Israel, Germany and other Western European countries with a high success ratio.
The owner and Director of the company is a Forensic Genealogist with 10 years of experience in genealogical research and a specialist in family history research in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania. An extensive knowledge in history, law, culture and languages of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus enables her to easily search for missing people in these countries and to collect records to substantiate the findings without ever leaving the office.
The company offers its clients a range of services, such as:• Locate heirs• Trace missing beneficiaries and unknown heirs• Provide record search services in the U.S. and Canada.• Prepare Affidavits of Due Diligence for court purposes• Analyze foreign documents for their authenticity• Testify in court as a genealogy expert• Compile genealogical charts

Bedfordshire Family History and Historical Research

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Bedfordshire Family History and Historical Research
Specialist in Bedfordshire Family History and other Historical Research including Manorial Histories and Histories of Houses but will also undertake research in the neighbouring counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.I also offer a transcription service for old Wills and other documents.
Full record transcription or calendar service for those difficult to read documents.
RESEARCHI specialise in Bedfordshire research visiting the Bedfordshire & Luton archives and records service and Bedfordshire reference libraries on a regular basis.
RECORDSThe sources searched are tailored to meet the individual needs of each client.
These include:* Civil registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1837* Census returns from 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901* Parish registers and records from 1538* Probate records - wills, administrations and inventories* Manorial records* Property records - estate, enclosure, tithe, deeds, leases* Taxation records

England Research for Warwickshire, Birmingham

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England Research for Warwickshire, Birmingham, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Kent
A Professional Genealogical Research ServiceResearch for Warwickshire, Birmingham, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Kent,North of England, Lanarkshire (Scotland)Free consultations & a service clients return to again & again.Professional researchers for over 30 year with local access to the recordsyou won't find on the internet.
We are a PROFESSIONAL research service. Founded in 1983, we have been successfully helping clients from all over the world since then.We provide a Full Gt Britain research service, but specialise in the counties of Warwickshire (including Birmingham), Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Kent, Lanarkshire (Scotland) & the North of England.

UK Professional Genealogists
We are UK Professional Genealogists offering a friendly service to help you find your ancestors and discover more about your family history
With over 10 years experience as genealogists, we know that researching your ancestry is fun but it is also hard work and very time consuming. Not everyone has the spare time to research their family history , however they would still like to know where they came from and find out more about their ancestors.
We also provide family tree charts, family history books , family photo books and DNA testing to help you identify your ancestors.
Specialist areas are Suffolk, Kent, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Essex, Devon, Cornwall, Wales and Ireland, anywhere in the UK.Most anywhere in the world especially Europe.Other specialist areas we cover are:-ImmigrationAmerican Civil WarMilitary Records18th Century BritainWW1 and WW2 HistoryAmerican and Dutch AncestorsParish RecordsAmerican HistoryCoast Guard RecordsMerchant Seaman RecordsOld Company records


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Professional Australian researcher

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Professional Australian researcher specialising in New South Wales genealogy
I am a professional researcher based in Sydney, Australia, with many years of experience in New South Wales research with full access to the major repositories such as State Records NSW and the NSW Department of Lands. My knowledge and experience in locating and accessing records is a major advantage in the systematic and efficient research that I provide.
I undertake all types of research, from the search and retrieval of specific documents such as immigration passenger lists, convict records and probate files to compilations of substantial family trees and histories. I can help you trace a line of your family tree back to your convict or immigrant ancestor, build the whole tree for you, or help you when you are stuck.
I believe that a knowledge of your family's past is essential to an understanding of who you are. Most Australian families have originally come from somewhere else, and this history has shaped what they did and why. Secrets about family origins, such as convict ancestors, or assisted immigrants from dubious locations, can and should be uncovered.