Services

Packages & Heritage Travel

Our exclusive packages let you start small or go deep into multiple generations and across family lines. All offerings begin with a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your goals and expectations. We complement research of your ancestor’s vital information with delighters, stories sure to enrich your discovery. To further make the stories come alive, we also provide heritage travel planning inspiring your connection to your ancestors’ homeland.

Up to 4 Generations ($550)

Silver Package

This foundational package introduces you to the first four generations of your family story.

Package Includes:

10 hours of professional online research using a combination of free and paid English language sites

    • Analysis of starter information that you provide
    • Research across all family lines and locations for generations 1-4 (to late 1800s-early 1900s)
    • Verification of ancestors’ available vital information

Digital report

    • Research findings and supporting evidence
    • Pedigree charts
    • Intriguing genealogical documents and other artifacts
    • Story delighters
    • Recommendations for future research

Upgrades

My Family Story Binder + Flash Drive ($170)

  • High quality, tabbed resource binder containing digital report
  • Organized and labeled digital files
  • Capacity for additional discoveries
  • Perfect for sharing with family and friends

Ancestry Family Tree ($170)

  • Generations 1-4 presented as an online family tree for sharing with family and friends
  • Tree saved as public or private in your own Ancestry account
  • Select genealogy documents labeled and attached to relevant ancestors
  • Receive hints that trigger further research

Up to 5 generations ($1400)

Gold Package

This intermediate package extends your genealogy research to the fifth generation and expands the story and historical context.

Package Includes: 

25 hours of professional online research using a combination of free and paid English language sites

    • Analysis of starter information that you provide
    • Research across all family lines and locations for generations 1-5 (to mid-late 1800s)
    • Verification of ancestors’ available vital information

My Family Story Binder + Flash Drive

    • High quality, tabbed resource binder with capacity for additional discoveries
    • Research findings and supporting evidence
    • Pedigree charts
    • Intriguing genealogical documents and other artifacts
    • Story delighters
    • Recommendations for future research
    • Organized and labeled digital files
    • Perfect for sharing with family and friends

Upgrades

Domestic Heritage Travel Plan ($320)

  • Includes plan for 3 days in one US region
  • Personalized day-by-day itinerary incorporating tourist activities, meaningful ancestral stops, and genealogy research opportunities as desired
  • Family history booklet documenting the purpose and relevance of each stop as it relates to your genealogy
  • Does not include travel agent services. You plan and book your own air and accommodations.

Ancestry Family Tree ($280)

  • Generations 1-5 presented as an online family tree for sharing with family and friends
  • Tree saved as public or private in your own Ancestry account
  • Select genealogy documents labeled and attached to relevant ancestors
  • Receive hints that trigger further research

Up to 6 generations ($2400)

Platinum Package

This comprehensive approach researches your genealogy to six generations and provides more context for your family story, such as ancestors’ occupations, military service, and other social factors. In many cases, your story will include immigrating ancestors, connecting you to another country.

Package Includes: 

45 hours of professional online research using a combination of free and paid English language sites

    • Analysis of starter information that you provide
    • Research across all family lines and locations for generations 1-6 (to early-mid 1800s)
    • Verification of ancestors’ available vital information

My Family Story Binder + Flash Drive

    • High quality, tabbed resource binder with capacity for additional discoveries
    • Research findings and supporting evidence
    • Pedigree charts
    • Intriguing genealogical documents and other artifacts
    • Story delighters
    • Recommendations for future research
    • Organized and labeled digital files
    • Perfect for sharing with family and friends

Upgrades

European Heritage Travel Plan ($560)

  • Includes plan for 5 days in one European region
  • Personalized day-by-day itinerary incorporating tourist activities, meaningful ancestral stops, and genealogy research opportunities as desired
  • Family history booklet documenting the purpose and relevance of each stop as it relates to your genealogy
  • Does not include travel agent services. You plan and book your own air and accommodations.

Ancestry Family Tree ($520)

  • Generations 1-6 presented as an online family tree for sharing with family and friends
  • Tree saved as public or private in your own Ancestry account
  • Select genealogy documents labeled and attached to relevant ancestors
  • Receive hints that trigger further research

A La Carte Services ($40/hr)

“Your Way” Package

Whether you’re a genealogy novice or your family’s historian, we can help. Our a la carte services provide you the ultimate flexibility as you purchase time at an hourly rate to fit your needs. Our offerings will help you organize, learn, or research. If you don’t see what you need, let’s talk.

Each genealogy project is different. We customize this offering based on your goals. We can do the work for you or simply advise you.

Services Available

Organizing Your Research

Do you feel overwhelmed by the accumulation of years, decades, or even centuries of family notes, documents, and photographs? 

We’ll assist you to organize physical or digital artifacts in preparation for research or long-term storage. Our professional genealogist will prepare a plan for creating a physical or digital library. You can decide to implement that plan on your own or have us do it for you.

  • Organization plan
  • Overarching structure and naming standards
  • Physical library with binder templates
  • Digital folder library
  • Online family tree

    Coaching for New Genealogists

    Are you ready to research your family history on your own, but you have no clue where to start? 

    Work one-on-one with a professional genealogist to learn the terminology, research methodology, and tricks of the trade as you conduct your actual research.  

    • Learning plan based on your research goals
    • Research methodology and planning
    • Resources, tools, and best practices
    • Coaching sessions and support

      Tackling Brick Walls

      Have you encountered a specific research problem that you can’t resolve?  

      We can help. Our professional genealogist will take over your research with a different pair of eyes, new set of resources, or creative approach to investigate the problem. A research report will include a resolution or a hypothesis supported by findings and a recommended plan for ongoing research.

      • Analysis of previous research
      • Research report
      • Supporting documentation

       

      Personal Research Assistance

      Do you want assistance preparing for and/or conducting research at an unfamiliar repository, another state, or even another country? 

      This unique offering will provide a helping hand before and during your journey. Our professional genealogist will accompany you on your research trip to help you manage critical research tasks onsite. We can also plan genealogy-related side trips in the local area to make the most of your visit.  

      • Research approach, notes and findings
      • Database searches
      • Document retrieval, printing, and scanning
      • Online family tree updates

      Heritage Travel Packages

      We inspire people to explore their past by creating memorable ancestry adventures. Our focus is primarily US and European travel. Each plan is personalized to your own genealogy – exploring where your ancestors lived and the local context of their times.

      Domestic or European Heritage Travel Planning

      Are you ready to connect with your ancestors by walking their land, visiting their churches, and discovering their way of life? 

      Leave the planning to us. Our professional genealogist will develop a comprehensive travel plan including:

      • Personalized day-by-day itinerary incorporating tourist activities, meaningful ancestral stops, and genealogy research opportunities as desired
      • Family history booklet documenting the purpose and relevance of each stop as it relates to your genealogy
      • Does not include travel agent services. You plan and book your own air and accommodations.

      Ireland Heritage Travel

      Do you hear your Irish ancestors calling your name? 

      Our professional genealogist, in collaboration with good friends at Kerry Experience Tours, will provide a personalized and comprehensive travel experience including:

      • Personalized day-by-day itinerary incorporating tourist activities, meaningful ancestral stops, and genealogy research opportunities as desired 
      • Family history travel booklet documenting the purpose and relevance of each stop as it relates to your genealogy
      • Airport pick-up and drop-off 
      • Private driver and guide anywhere in Ireland
      • Accommodations planning and booking 
      • Dining and meal recommendations

      Kind Words from Our Clients

      Melanie went beyond the basic genealogy facts and figures to provide a valuable family history story. I actually saw my great-grandfather’s signature! Although I’ve traveled to Ireland before, I can now return with a new perspective of my Irish origins.”

      JEANNINE RYDER

      I get so worried that we’ll lose all our stories once all the older relatives are gone. Melanie unearthed such a wealth of information. I feel confident that I’m now documenting the future for my daughters. We’re excited to travel to the British Isles and trace our ancestors’ footsteps, to live our family’s heritage.”

      KAREN TUGAN

      Melanie brought my ancestors to life. I learned that my fifth great-grandfather was an apprentice cordwainer in 1776 Lincolnshire, England. Then, she tracked him as he grew his shoe making business. Over time, his family grew and it looks like their wealth and quality of life did, too.”

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