For those of you needing help finding answers to general United States
genealogical research questions, THIS IS THE PLACE! Our staff of Professional
Genealogists can help you find those answers. Whether you are new to Family
History Research or are stumbling along, not able to locate just the right
records, CGS can guide you or provide the research expertise that may help
locate those illusive ancestors.
EXTENDED RESEARCH PROJECT
If, for whatever reason, you are unable to begin or continue your Family History
Research on a particular United Sates problem, our team of expert Professional
Genealogists will continue research efforts, on your behalf, at the FHL or on
site at a specific location.
The EXTENDED RESEARCH PROJECT will include not only a Pedigree Analysis Survey,
but a lengthy investigation and interpretation of primary and secondary sources
applicable that are appropriate to your research problem. This may include, but
not be limited to the following:
- Study of Available Primary and Secondary Sources.
- Extensive Research in Appropriate Primary and Secondary Sources
- Bibliography of Sources Searched.
- Analysis or Evaluation of Results.
- Suggestions for Continued or Future Research.
- Reasonable Photocopy and Postage Charges.
When possible and appropriate, the client may be advised as to how research
4 HOUR QWIK SEARCH
The 4 Hour Qwik Search may include but not be limited to:
- Examination of 3 or 4 Pertinent Primary or Secondary Source Indices.
- This could include Family or County Histories, Census, Cemetery,
Land or Probate Records.
- Limited Photocopies of Records Pertinent to the Research.
- A Brief Analysis and Suggestions.
For those of you needing expert research guidance only, our PEDIGREE ANALYSIS
may be the answer. The PEDIGREE ANALYSIS may include the following:
A Study of cliental genealogical materials to best determine a course of action.
A Survey of the FHL catalogue of published family history books that MAY be
pertinent to the research question.
A survey of the IGI and Ancestral File (AF) databases available at the FHL and
printouts of possible ancestral connections. These connections may be direct or
collateral families. It should also be remembered that IGI and AF information
has not, for the most part, been documented and the information often incorrect
or inaccurate. Source notes and documentation are not available for AF entries
and most IGI entries. This does not, however, preclude the possibilities that
helpful clues MAY be found that lead to the desired pedigree, ancestral, or
In some cases, United States Census Indices may also be studied for a specific
location, time period and ancestor. In this case, a copy of the index page will
Time spent on the PEDIGREE ANALYSIS will be approximately one and one-half
hours. You will receive a one to two page written analysis listing any findings
with possible suggestions for continued research. Again, results cannot be
The following list of requirements for a pedigree analysis will help CGS more
accurately and effectively offer assistance:
· Your SPECIFIC research goal or question
· Pedigree chart as complete as possible
· Family group sheet as complete as possible
· Notes & sources from previous research (this helps avoid duplication)
If you are planning a trip to the FHL in Salt Lake City, Utah and need
assistance getting acquainted with the library in general and the records housed
at the FHL, CGS will personally meet with you, discuss your research goals,
prior research, and suggest possibilities for research while you are at the FHL.
If desired, we will work along side you and assist in the research process. This
might include meeting with you once or twice during the day or several times
during the period you are visiting at the FHL.
APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY FOR CONSULTATION SERVICES AT THE FHL and can be made
by contacting us via email prior to your arrival at the FHL.
REMEMBER: PEDIGREE ANALYSIS and CONSULTATION SERVICES do NOT include actual
research, but DO include research methods and source suggestions that MAY help
you find answers to your Genealogy questions.