How We Do It

How We Do It

“Why waste your money looking up your family tree?,” Mark Twain once asked. “Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.” Most people don’t go into politics. That’s where we come in.

The business-types call them deliverables. We just want you to know how we do what we do, most of which is conducted through a three-step process:

First, our Initial Consultation is a free, no obligation discussion with you to learn what your needs and goals are, and then determine the best way to move forward to get you there.

Following the Initial Consultation, we generally do a Preliminary Assessment. We take what you have given us and do some basic research.

The third stage is where the fun really begins! This is true genealogy, The End Game, where we build out your family tree, investigate the social history behind the tree, conduct DNA testing and analysis, put it all in a final presentation — whatever scope of work we have previously agreed upon — and transform the raw data into a meaningful report.