Retrieve records, photographs, articles from databases or repositories.
Analyze information looking for direct, indirect, or negative evidence to answer the research question(s).
Document the findings in a narrative report that addresses the question and/or leads to further investigations.
What Tools Do I Have for Research
Access to these fee-based databases:
Ancestry.com–Access to 10 billion records, 8 billion individuals in family trees.
Fold3.com–Nearly 400,000,000 million military records from the Revolutionary War up through Iraq and Afghanistan.
AmericanAncestors.org– Provides access to more than 1.4 billion records; access to one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the largest collection of U.S Catholic records online.
GenealogyBank.com-7,000+ historical newspapers include letters, advertisements, hometown news, photographs, illustrations and more.
Newspapers.com–5,700+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s.
And others: FamilySearch.org; ChroniclingAmerica.gov; Il Portale Antenati ( State Archives of Italy database); archival databases in other states, municipalities, and other countries.
What is Provided to You
Narrative report fully documented with footnotes and sources.
A shared Google drive with all digital copies.
Detailed Expense report with time logs.
Recommendations for further research.
While I cannot guarantee we will find everything you are searching for, I will guarantee the following: