hiring a professional

Hiring a Researcher–Getting Started: Part III

It’s all about focus. I simply can’t have someone try and locate everything and trace the family as far back as possible in the first research encounter. There’s several reasons for this: money–I don’t have unlimited funds. the need to establish a working relationship. This is crucial when the professional being hired is someone with […]


Hiring a Researcher–Getting Started: Part I

I am in the initial process of hiring a researcher to work on one of my ancestral families. I’ve hired researchers before, usually to access records that were only available onsite or required specialized knowledge to locate and research efficiently. In most cases, these research requests were for specific items from a specific repository. Sometimes […]