Genealogy Research Services

Professional African American Genealogists Who Excel At African American Genealogy

Our in-house researchers each have over 20 years of experience in researching African American ancestry. Whether your ancestors were enslaved or free people of color – we look forward to working with you on your research project and sharing your African American family’s history with you. This experience includes working with your DNA results too!

We Are Equally Strong With European Ancestry Too

All of us at Genealogy Adventures have European ancestry. Our research and expertise with European ancestry are as extensive and as deep as our experience with researching African American genealogy. Our deep experience researching European-descended American families includes research stretching back to the beginnings of the American Colonial period. Our research experience includes working with your DNA test results too.

The European records and resources we have the most extensive familiarity with include those held in:

  • Channel Islands (UK)
  • England
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

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Press | Media | Documentary Research Projects

Looking for family history and/or genealogical background information for an individual, family, or community? We can help with that! We know where to look – and how to look – for records and histories that bring people and communities to life.

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Genealogy Research Services for County Councils, Libraries, and Museums

Whether your organization is seeking to locate more personal histories for the subject(s) of exhibitions, publications, or special programming: we can help with that. Let our experienced project management team and researchers uncover fascinating facts, riveting stories, and background histories for individuals you seek to feature in future exhibitions, etc.

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Genealogy Research for Individuals

We understand and appreciate how difficult it can be to research poorly documented ancestors and family members. Or how challenging it is to bust through brick walls. We can help with that. The Genealogy Adventures website stands as our testament to taking on – and tackling – incredibly difficult individuals to research. We hope you will give us the opportunity to help you break through seemingly impossible ancestral brick walls. This is what we thrive on.

Please complete and submit the Research Agreement for Individuals form below…and let’s get the ball rolling!

Research Agreement for Individuals

After submitting the contact form below, and upon agreement to hire genealogy services, I agree to pay Genealogy Adventures (herein called “Genealogist”), for genealogical services to be performed on my behalf at the rate of $35 per hour. The hourly fee should be applied as follows: a review of the client’s existing information (all previous research bearing on the research goal must be provided prior to the start of the project), development of a research plan which is confirmed by the client (a specific research goal must be defined prior to research), a review of new material for accuracy and consistency, and an evaluation of client’s research objectives in terms of new information, and preparation of a detailed report (will include information detailing negative searches).

I agree to pay a retainer fee of three hundred fifty (350) dollars. This retainer includes up to ten (10) hours of time before an hourly fee of twenty (20) dollars is charged. The retainer will be used for researching purposes, report writing, and building a tree for the client’s review with correlating documentation. Payment will either be by PayPal or money order. The retainer fee is to be paid in full at the time of the contract. All fees for returned checks will be paid by me.

The client shall also reimburse the Genealogist for the actual costs of photocopies, photographs, microfilm rental fees, postage, parking fees, and other necessary out-of-pocket expenses, provided Genealogist submits an itemized bill, and provided that the total of expenses do not exceed $25. If Genealogist anticipates that expenses may exceed this $25 maximum, she shall notify the Client in writing and obtain his/her agreement, also in writing, to the reimbursement of additional expenses.

I am returning the following items to the Genealogist: signed Contract, Retainer Fee and my research that I have already collected. Upon receiving all items, Genealogist will begin research immediately.

The Genealogist will perform this work as an independent contractor in accordance with prevailing professional standards in genealogy, including the Code of Ethics of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Code of Ethics adopted by the Board of Certification of Genealogists, and the Standards recommended by the National Genealogical Society.

I understand that Genealogist shall hold Client’s name, address, telephone number, and other identifying information about Client in confidence unless Client authorizes their release in writing. Genealogist shall also accord confidentiality to all material furnished by Client which contains (a) information that is not a matter of public record or which cannot be rightfully obtained from another non-confidential source; (b) information that no one else has independently developed; and (c) information that Client has not disclosed to anyone else except under a strict, written, confidentiality agreement that has the effect of preventing disclosure by any other person or entity. The Client understands that even though Genealogist may agree to keep certain information confidential, a court can compel Genealogist to disclose that information.

The Client agrees that if there is distribution or publication of any information taken from the Genealogist’s report, that information will be reported accurately and the Client will credit Genealogist’s report as the source. Genealogist retains the copyright to the report and the manner in which she has expressed the information in it. The Client may make a limited number of personal copies as a “fair use” of the copyrighted report, but the Client agrees that the report will not otherwise be published, or multiple copies made, without written permission from Genealogist.

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