for my mother would probably be futile, since it is likely that she is no longer using her
name - and that is all the information I could provide. While
was not able to ...more locate her, she explored every possible avenue and provided me with a 17-page detailed report of her activities and findings. I learned things about my ancestors (and myself!) that I never knew.
far exceeded my expectations, both in terms of the depth and scope of her research and with the tremendous amount of caring and personal support she provided. I truly felt as though she wanted to find my mother as badly as I did. I completed our transaction with the feeling that I'd not only received an incredible amount of value and service for a small price, but that I'd also gained a good friend.
has assured me that she's not giving up the
and she will continue to provide me with updates if new information becomes available. I truly believe she will, and I would strongly recommend
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Rated Review by Thomas M.
"Still the best genealogy site out there and I've tried a few. don't rely on other people's trees-use them as a guide then find your own primary or secondary sources. Excellent for French Canadian info. Somehow Ancestry got a hold of the ...more
collection of French records.
the names then go to the link to the original in French-it can be tough but you can get the names fairly easily. Prior to Ancestry getting the
stuff, you had to go to Woonsocket, RI or to Quebec to read the
microfilms. That alone makes Ancestry a great value to me. In
you get , in French, an entry like: "
(son) of the legitimate marriage of (father's name and mothers name and
filles (daughter) of so and so. Keep following these names all the way back to 1608 or so! You also can see B baptisms, deaths (sepulchres) or S, and M marriages. The French priests kept meticulous records. I usually join for a month $35 then cancel for a month or two then rejoin-its too expensive otherwise and its easy to cancel online-no hassles. And your tree is still preserved and u can add info still too and download your gedcom. I also use the drouininstitute.com genealogiequebec.com and the prdh. If u get info there, then add it to
ancestry tree it will produce more of those "hint leafs"...what fun!! "
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"My family shares a subscription, and we have had all kinds of fun digging in the records they store here. I was able to see my grandfather's service records, and learned he was kept out of front line duty in WWI due to a 'deformed arm'. Never knew that... We have also 'linked' with relatives from across the country who have ...more their own trees on
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was very pleasant to deal with, and gave me excellent suggestions how to complete my research myself. I would hire her, without reservations, for any research I could not do myself. Seems like a great person.
"They are fairly easy to use although with every change, I find it harder to navigate the site. To be fair, I do not use it as much the last few years I have subscribed except for publishing and communicating with other amateur genealogists. Their databases with in the US are extensive and they are continually expanding. They also have links / information ...more on how to research. I use their program Family Tree on my computer at home although I have not linked it to the online site tree. "
almost 3 months ago. Before I went ahead and hired her I had many questions. Those included specific cost, type of report, depth and scope of research. She responded right away to all my questions. Both my husband and I have been hunting around for our lineage and decided we needed an expert. We agreed that I would ...more have mine done first then my husband. I sent her all the information I had gathered through the years. Mostly just bits and pieces and vague dates and some names as well as a deposit for both my husband and me.
She started right away and explained it is "like sorting through a mountain of unopened
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I didn't know how long it would take and was comfortable having her keep track of her hours and letting me know when she needed another payment. I had the option of giving her a dollar amount but liked this way better.
She sent me frequent updates on her progress as well as juicy tidbits of information she had uncovered.
I appreciated when she emailed me saying she had enough information to start compiling her findings.
Today I received the second report from my mother's side. As with the first one it is HUGE! Jammed packed with names, dates, photo copies of documents and pictures and Facebook contacts! It is delivered via an email attachment in a narrative format that reads like a history book.
I am looking forward to getting my father's side information.
I've shared these reports with my siblings and
. They, too, are amazed at the information she was able to glean.
Finally, I love the fact that if at a later date, I want her to resume her research, she is happy to start where she left off!
"I was at the proverbial brick wall that so many of us come to when researching our families, and decided to hire
to help. Not only was
a pleasure to work with but she was quick to respond to my request, and kept me in the loop during her research.
It took about 3 months to receive her report, ...more and WOW, I was impressed! She not only provided the information that I needed, but also traced my 3x great grandmother's line, having arrived 6 months before the Mayflower!
It is apparent that
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"They go under a variety of names. I have used dozens of websites but they are probably the biggest one. They have all the US censuses and birth records from various states. They have virtually every source you can possibly think of so it is very big. I believe it is run by the
Church. I have gone to sources in
...more and various sources on the internet. It is roughly $29 per month. They also have certain areas of the site that are free. It is getting better all the time. If I did the research on my own, it would get quite expensive. They do have a contact where I can call them but I've never done that."