You’ve search through all the genealogy websites, and have come up with little or no information on your ancestors. Now, what? Let’s face it, you may not have the desire or time to browse through towns with all their vital records, military records and censuses hoping to find your ancestor’s vital records. You rather have someone do it for you. This is where I come in
This is what I do:
Search through the free online Archives Departementales of France which includes parish and civil vital registres, military, and census records, the Archives of Belgium , and FamilySearch which includes the Parish and Civil registres. Military records are sandwiched in with the civil marriage documents along with other records, limited departmental records of France, and church and civil records of Belgium. I also use other services to find names and information
Extract only and all relevant vital information that is available on the document. Names, dates, places ect ( I do not translate the whole document). I’m flexible though.
Send the vital info, GEDcom, images or the links to the images to you.
Will search for additional generations of your family name, their spouses and children
I’m not a certified or professional genealogist, nor do I work for anyone. I charge $30 an hour for research time not for the images. They are free. It’s time to search, extract the information and creating a family tree (if needed) This is a lot less than most genealogists services. The typical time frame of researching starts at 3 hours. I’m very flexible.
If you know the town where your ancestor came from and the time frame they lived through, I will look to see if that person is actually there for free.
What I need from you:
- The name (s) you want me to research and the name of the town (canton or commune) your ancestor came from in France, Belgium and French Canada.
- How many hours you want me to research. Then pay for that amount before I begin.
- Which Records do you want me to look at. The choices are Birth/Baptism, Marriage, Death/Burial, Census (years vary), Military (if available)
You must have a town name in order to proceed. If you have just the department, I can still search for you but it would be very expensive looking through indexes of hundreds of towns. I’ve done it for myself, but it took over a week to do so.
I have to be honest with you. Researching, finding information and records in the Archive Departementales of France and archives of Belgium is a very time consuming job. This is why I charge for my time.
Good news is, genealogical groups, genealogy sites and individuals are indexing records from France and Belgium continually. Check Geneanet and Filae. Ancestry.com has a searchable database for Quebec and other French towns that you can use, as well as the other genealogical resources
Also, If you have questions don’t hesitate to contact me! I’m here to help.
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