Mayflower Society Sons of
began my own genealogy research over three decades ago as a
personal interest after my mother-in-law passed away, leaving a
box of notes, photocopies and hand sketched family outlines which
I decided to organize. Over the years, I've developed a deep
passion for the subject. My skills have continued to grow along
with technology, increasing ways to find information, not just on
the internet, but in the myriad of sources and locations. Interest
in genealogy has also increased during that time, with lots of
unsupported guesses and assumptions from novice hobbyists easily
shared on the internet.
Along the way, I have managed to connect with
many dozens of previously unknown distant relatives, as well as
lots of fellow researchers investigating the people that I had
identified or was trying to find information about. In addition to
joining the Mayflower Society and assisting my wife in joining the
DAR, I have aided others in resolving long-standing issues where
there was confusion between people with the same name in a
particular location and time.
Based on my enjoyment of the challenges in
figuring out how and where to solve the puzzles of people’s
ancestry, I then began developing family trees for friends and
acquaintances who expressed an interest in their family history.
And now I would like to share my experience and expertise with
others as well…
My Engineering degree, combined with my PMP
certification (Project Mgmt Professional) enable me to organize
your information and efficiently pursue the investigation for best
results in a short period of time.
These sources should start with your oldest
living relatives and go from there, with the trail determined by
what you learn along the way. That is why you can benefit from
help from someone who has already been down most of those paths.
Package ($250) includes an hour interview for background
on starting point, plus two hours of research investigation
which normally can establish at least the first several
generations of ancestry. Deliverables can include a Family
Tree chart, Family History report, as well as Person sheets
for each individual. More involved families may also be
presented in either book form or as a website.
can be researched completed and submitted for Sons or
Daughters of the American Revolution as well as the Mayflower
Society for anyone with the requisite ancestry. Investigations
also performed to make such determinations.
Research for those with an existing family outline and consultation
on an hourly basis or negotiable for fixed
Communication can be
via phone, email, or online using Skype, Zoom, Duo, etc.
an example of my research and data reporting, just look thru the
data compiled on my Wells family (referenced above).