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Genealogical Research Services

Kate investigates your family history. Whether you want to identify when a particular ancestor arrived in America or find evidence that your great-great-grandfather served in the Civil War, she can assist you with your research. Kate will work with you to formulate a detailed research plan to best accomplish your goals and expectations. Projects typically are completed by addressing one or two research questions at a time followed by the receipt of a comprehensive research report. Projects are billed at an hourly rate and outside expenses (i.e. repository fees, travel, parking, etc.) are billed to the client. Most projects require 15 to 25 hours of research. Please see more information about her services below:


Are you new to genealogy? Are you overwhelmed looking at websites like and Have you never stepped into a repository? Or do you have a brick wall and need assistance breaking it down? Kate can help guide you in your genealogical endeavors with one-on-one research consultations. Please click here to schedule your consultation.

Dual Citizenship

Do you want to apply for Citizenship by Descent for Italy, Ireland or even Hungary? Do you know nothing about passenger lists and naturalization? Are you confused about what an Apostille is and how to get one for a birth, marriage and/or death record? Kate can use her expertise to acquire the necessary documentation for your second passport.

Document Retrieval

Live in California, but desperately want a record from the Pennsylvania State Archives? Kate will travel to repositories in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC to obtain copies of the records you need.

Family History Books

Do you want a unique and sentimental gift for a love one? Kate can help create and design a family history book that will be treasured for years to come.

Family History Research

Do you want to know more about your family, but don't know where to start? Have you been doing genealogical research for a while, but want to elevate what you know about your ancestors? Either way, Kate can provide assistance.