February is “Black History Month,” but when it comes to discovering their family history, some African Americans run into a roadblock because of slavery in the United States. NewsChannel 13's Elaine Houston has been wondering about her ancestors who were slaves and the impact they made on her family. Houston says she has lived a great life, traveled the world, wrote a book, produced documentaries, but she has never known who she really is -- that is, until now.
Tara is proficient in English, Dutch, Flemish Dutch, French, German, Latin, Italian, and Spanish. She completes research for clients in regions including North America, South America, Europe, and Western Asia ranging from the 18th to 20th centuries.
M.A. in Public History | B.A. in Anthropology | SUNY at Albany
Member, The Association of Professional Genealogists
Member, Daughters of the American Revolution
Professional genealogy services research based on an hourly rate.
Clients are billed for time spent researching. All other aspects of Tara's work are included free including her detailed initial case review, document analysis, document appendix, and written and verbal research reports.
Experience personalized, one-on-one attention throughout the research process with flexible phone appointments and correspondence with Tara.
SUMMARY REPORTS & DOCUMENT APPENDIX | View and download your reports and documents from your private customer dashboard
GEDCOM | Database file compatible with most genealogy software enables clients to publish and explore their family tree
FREE TRANSLATIONS | Documents in other languages are accompanied by English interpretations
FREE TRANSCRIPTIONS | Difficult to read documents are accompanied by English transcriptions
Every project begins with a free, detailed case review including up to four hours of Tara's time. Tara will summarize your starting point and provides a detailed analysis of potential strategies for research in her Initial Consultation Report which includes an itemized quote with specific research tasks. Clients are always encouraged to discuss recommendations with Tara and have the option to change the focus and scope of their research at any time.
Your recommendations will be prepared within two to three days of completing the welcome packet and providing your family history information to Capital Genealogy. Once recommendations are approved a client enters Tara's queue and will experience a waiting period from around two to four weeks.