The Ancestor Investigator
Professional Genealogist -Research, Consults, Workshops, Lecturing, Author, Columnist. CA, US, UK.
The Ancestor Investigator is a privately owned family history research business that will individualize your research needs.
• Offering individualized research services, consultations, workshops (as well as coordinated fundraising workshops), records look-up and lecturing services
Background & Education:
Born, raised and living in North Bay, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada since 1962
Graduated from the University of Guelph in 1990, with an Honours B.A.Sc. in Applied Human Nutrition (Clinical) with honours.
Graduated from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies in Partnership with the FIS University of Toronto in 2003 with a Certificate in Genealogical Studies Canadian Records with distinction and a certificate in Basic Librarianship in Genealogy with distinction. Included in her studies are English & Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Ukrainian, Jewish & German Genealogy, Genetics, Genealogy & the Law, Palaeography, Advanced Genealogy Methodology Research techniques, Family Reunions and Protecting Your Precious Documents
14+ years experience researching her own as well as others family histories for Ontario, Quebec, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and USA
Librarian assistant for the North Bay Branch Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Center (LDS FHC) and trained others on the operation of the FHC from 1995-2004
The Exchange Newsletter Editor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies
Collecting historical information about the Italian families of
Speaker for local Groups on “How To Start Your Own Genealogy Research”.
Columnist for wkly
Columnist in The Gateway Advertiser monthly
Columnist in the Near North Senior quarterly
Author, Editor & Publisher of The Ancestor Whisperer
Creator of four genealogy games: Trivia, Autobiography, Abbreviaturas & Pedigree Puzzles
Business Partner Entrepreneurial Adventure Vincent Massey School North Bay Ontario Canada
Passport to Prosperity Student Work Experience Employer Partner North Bay Ontario Canada
Associations & Memberships:
A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists A.P.G. 2001
Ontario Chapter member of A.P.G. since 2001
Pre Conference Chair OCAPG Professional Development Conference 2004
Genealogical Speakers Guild 2007
International Society of Family History Writers & Editors 2007
Ancestry.ca Advisory Board 2007
North Bay Public Library Board 2007
North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce since April 2005
A member of the Ontario Genealogical Society (O.G.S.) since 1994
Branch member of Nipissing O.G.S. since 1994
Functioned as Vice Chair, Library Assistant, Welcoming Coordinator, Fundraiser, Computer Coordinator, Program Coordinator, Publicity Assistant Coordinator, Newsletter Editor Assistant, Columnist “Dear Genie”, Volunteer Coordinator, Workshop Assistant and Speaker for the Nipissing Branch O.G.S.
Member of the Societe franco-ontarienne d’histoire et de genealogie-Regionale North Bay
North Bay & Area Museum
Fees - $25.00/Hour plus expenses
Fees for Lectures Contact Us
In Office Personal Consultations: Minimum 2 hours for $50.00 Cnd. Analysis of client information and development of a research plan. Further consultation $25.00/hr.
3 Hours for $50.00/person. Max four individuals
Contact Us for Hosting Discounts and
Fundraising Workshops for your group.
“Analysis” (Two Hours)
Cost $50.00 plus self-address stamped envelope
This package includes analysis of your information and development of a research plan.
This package provides you with the flexibility of deciding if you wish to carry out the research plan yourself or have us do it for you.
“Clues” (Six Hours)
Cost $150.00 plus expenses
This package includes the Analysis Package, as well as initial research of the resources, with a report on findings and suggestions for further research. This package allows you to see how far you really want to go with your research.
“Footprints In The Sand” (12 Hours)
Cost $295.00 plus expenses
This package includes the Analysis Package, along with in depth research of the resources, with a report on findings and suggestions for further research. The advantage of this plan is continuous research without interruption of us having to re-evaluate work previously done.
“The Hunt Is On” (18 Hours)
Cost $440.00 plus expenses
This package includes the Analysis Package and a thorough investigation of the resources, with a report on findings and suggestions for further research. Included in the report you will find timelines that easily give you a breakdown of your ancestor’s life, as well as an updated pedigree chart.
“Hot On The Trail” (24 Hours)
Cost $575.00 plus expenses
This package is for the individual who wishes to have both sides of their family traced back several generations. It includes the Analysis Package with investigation of the resources, along with a report on findings and suggestions for further research. Included in the report you will find timelines that easily give you a breakdown of each family’s side and an updated pedigree chart.
Fees and work schedule subject to change without notice.
PLCGS = Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies.
I look forward to sharing my expertise in the genealogical field with you!