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3 Tips for Hiring a Genealogist
Hiring a genealogist is an important part to your research. You’ve come to release that you need professional assistance and now you’re wondering who should I turn to. Let this guide help you choose a researcher that can really impact your research.
Tip #1 – Don’t Choose A Researcher Based on Price
Best price doesn’t always mean best researcher. Plus, you know the old saying, “you get what you pay for”. You want to find a researcher or a research company that offers reasonable pricing. Someone with really high pricing is going to empty your pocket and someone with really low pricing will most likely waste too many hours to make-up their low price. So listen to thousands of customers who we’ve served when they say “pick a company with reasonable pricing”.
How does Record Click pricing compare to others and the industry?
|3 Hour Package||5 Hour Package||10 Hour Package||20 Hour Package|
|Independent Research||$45 to $90/Hour||$45 to $90/Hour||$45 to $90/Hour||$45 to $90/Hour|
|progenealogists.com||Not Offered||Not Offered||$2,500||$5,000|
|heirlines.com||Not Offered||Not Offered||$1,500||$3,000|
|legacytree.com||Not Offered||Not Offered||Not Offered||$1,800|
Tip #2 – Pick Someone With Many Different Services
Some of the best researcher are those that have enormousness amount of experience and expertise. Thus, they are usually on the higher end of the pricing scale. You want to choose a researcher or a company that offer an array of different services. There will come a time in your researcher where the genealogist who you hired will need to shift their skill sets to a different skill. What we mean is, a genealogist might be locating records and then finds that a DNA test would really help solve the brick wall. If the researcher doesn’t have the skill sets to also analyze DNA results, then you’re left with finding a different researcher. 95% of the time, this is the primary reason why an individual turns to a company verses hiring a independent researcher. Hiring a genealogist who works for a company usually has the expertise in various different services so can easily shift a customer’s research from one direction to another.
Tip #3 – Do You Need a Local Researcher or International
Hiring a genealogist who is local and who can also help you search internationally is going to be challenging. At some point of time your researcher will most likely shift to a different region and you’ll need to consider if a different researcher is needed or not. Wouldn’t it be nice to work with a company that has researchers in every state and country. Plus, all the researchers talked to each other and helped with your research. That would be extremely valuable and easy to shift from one researcher to another. Well with Record Click, that is exactly who we are and what you get when you hire a genealogist with us; we have researchers in every state and in almost every country.
Standard Genealogy Services
- Record Search
- Tracing Family History Domestic (USA)
- Tracing Family History Internationally (Europe, Australia, Canada, etc.)
- Family History Research Services
- Family Tree Review Services
- Heir Search Services
- Estate Settlement
- Document Retrieval
- Genealogical Research
- And much much more…
Ethnicity Based Genealogy Services
- African American Genealogy
- Austrian Genealogy
- British Genealogy
- Czech Genealogy
- Danish Genealogy
- German Genealogy
- Irish Genealogy
- Italian Genealogy
- Jewish Genealogy
- Native American Genealogy
- Polish Genealogy
- Russian Genealogy
- Scottish Genealogy
- And much much more…
Adoption and Missing Person Search Services
- Find Biological Children
- Finding Birth Parents
- Find Missing People/Relatives
- And much much more…
- Lineage Society Applications
- SAR Sons of the American Revolution Application
- DAR Daughters of the American Revolution Application
- Native Ancestry and Tribal Citizenship
- And much much more…
Professional Genealogy Starts With Great Researchers
Quentin, our skilled and experienced professional researcher, an author, a film and video producer, a businessman, and a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer. With his University of Utah degree and his work in the intelligence community gave him a deep knowledge of research and investigative techniques that he has continued to use him in later years. He has been an avid private investigator and professional genealogical researcher for over 40 years and has handled cases for more than 200 clients in more than 30 countries.
Joyce, our 40+ year veteran professional researcher has been accredited by the Family History Library and by ICAPGEN in Isle of Man and English genealogy research since 1992. In addition, she is extremely knowledgeable in Irish, Scottish, U.S. and other genealogical searches. Well experienced in genealogy, family history, and tracing roots. She is an extremely effective researcher and often ask for by name by new customers.
Joyce credits genealogy research with keeping her “sane” and staving off Alzheimers.
Kim, is a gifted family historian and an internationally respected qualitative researcher with an interest in social history. She has conducted genealogical research for over 20 years and as professional for the past 10 years. Kim has a doctoral degree in the social sciences and a post-graduate diploma in genealogical studies. Having a Metis heritage, she has a significant interest in Metis, Native American, French-American/Canadian, Creole and early American/Canadian genealogy.
Customers describe Kim as a problem solver.
I needed to find out my father’s maternal lineage for the sake of a land issue. He is part Menominee Indian and I needed to determine the percentage. I did an internet search for a company area and found “Record Click”. I contacted them and received a personal call from Elizabeth Khan. The word “personal” or better “personalized” is what I would use to describe the experience with Record Click. They listened to my needs and tailored their search and findings to my individual requirements. I would recommend them to friends and family interested in genealogy issues and plan to use them again to do a comprehensive family tree for my children.
Joe Deer, Macomb, Michigan
I would like to add that the search on my behalf was done quickly and professionally with excellent explanations and information about the areas being researched for me. I felt like it was an extended family member who was in the distant country finding family information and suggesting how to get certificates, some of which had not been recorded. Also… Record Click was 1/3 to 1/4 of the costs quoted by another company that does research in my research area. Also with this other company I would not have known what services to purchase. Thanks for the empathetic effort in starting more of my search :-)”
Alexandra Innes, Canada
Great and thank you. Please pass on my thanks to the researcher. It looks very complete and pleased. We will keep you on the top of our list for future projects.
Joe Soldis, Private Investigator
Thanks! You did a great job clarifying mistakes that were in our family genealogy.I plan on using you in the near future for further research.
Randolph Henry, Ohio
Thank you so much for your empathy your compassion and your amazing abilities. It really meant so much to all of us. With thanks…
Allison K., New Jersey
Thanks so much for your assistance with my project. You uncovered information that I thought might be impossible to find, and in doing so helped resolve an historical mystery.
James Perloff, author of The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline
Thanks! I’m impressed that you were able to find this information in just 3 hours! The marriage certificate for Eliza was something I had not previously found.
Researching for Large and Small Projects
RecordClick offers customized searches. Our array of research offerings are appropriate for all sizes and types of ancestor search projects. Record Click is perfect for people with small scale research and with limited budgets; who need a specific question answered or record retrieved. RecordClick’s competitors handle only large-sized projects and charge high minimum project fees.
It is also perfect for projects requiring a deeper dive for more extended and comprehensive results. The above list represent a small selection of our professional genealogy research offerings.
Experts in Domestic and International Research
RecordClick’s Ancestor Search Specialists are located throughout the world and can help you resolve tough questions regarding family ancestry mysteries. RecordClick’s genealogical researchers cover not only the U.S., but extend their offerings to a number of European countries, as well as Canada and Australia. We are strategically located on the East Coast, providing proximity to immigration documentation.
Forensic Genealogy and Family Tree DNA
Some situations require you to provide documentation that is held to a stricter policy of proof, such as verifying heirs and beneficiaries for veterans’ and pension benefits, supplying evidence for probate and estate cases, solving adoption cases, or locating the next-of-kin for unclaimed decedents.
The latest research in the genealogist’s tool kit is DNA genealogy. Sometimes DNA testing is the only way to solve a puzzle. Through its affiliation with Family Tree DNA, RecordClick makes DNA testing kits available to its online customers who are tracing ancestry. World renowned genetic linage researchers offer consultations to test-takers and provide help in translating results.
Find Biological Parents
We have helped 100’s of people find their birth parents. Our research lead for these types of searches is not only a professional genealogist but also a former CIA agent. Combine his professional research capabilities and his uncanny ability to connect the dots, this former CIA agent is perfect to locate a birth mother, birth father, or any birth family.
We have first-hand knowledge of adoption, specialize in sensitive searches by using a combination of traditional genealogical research methods in combination with forensic genealogy applications, including DNA testing. Family Tree DNA can answer questions about an adoption.
Solutions for Unique and Diverse Projects
Perhaps you are searching for living or lost relatives, trying to find legal heirs for land or pension benefits, considering dual citizenship by jus sanguinis, feeling curiosity over the ethnic proportions of your ancestry, or hoping to find biological children – RecordClick handles these sorts of unique and diverse searches.
Information Lookup and Document Retrieval
RecordClick’s genealogical record lookup and retrieval services include, but are not limited to, baptismal records, death indexes, land deeds, marriage certificates, military records, obituaries, parish records, probates, social security death records, and wills.