Hoffman Genealogy Services
What to Expect:
Genealogists generally start with a specific research question to answer. For example: Who was your paternal grandfather? I can help you decide where to start or how to continue your research. I will conduct a diligent search to uncover data to answer your question. It is important to know I cannot guarantee to find the answer you seek. Even if information is found, records can be incorrect, conflict with other information or are sometimes intentionally wrong.
As a professional genealogist, I will follow the Board for Certification of Genealogists Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).
- Research estimates and initial consultations are free of charge. Contact Shirleen for a free estimate.
- • Minimum $200 retainer – applied to the first six hours of research, evaluation and report preparation.
- • $40 an hour or six hours for $200
- • Copy fees are an additional charge as incurred.
- • Travel time and expenses are additional charges. They vary with location and are negotiable.
- Each presentation is tailored to the audience and can be scheduled for one or two hours in length. Contact Shirleen for more information.
- $100 for one-hour presentation
- $175 for two-hour presentation
Introduction to Genealogy – Answers the question, I’m new at this, how do I get started? Beginner – Walks beginners through the basic elements and steps to start genealogical research.
Let Me Count the Ways – Census records are more than just names! Beginner to Intermediate – Explains strategies and tools for problem solving using census record.
Free Online Genealogy Resources Beginner to Intermediate – Demonstrates no cost online genealogy websites.
Meet Abigail “Abbie” Bisbee (nee Hall) Benson (1827-1916) – Pioneer “Doctoress” All levels – Special Guest Appearance by “Dr. Abbie”, portrayed by her great-great grandniece, Shirleen Hoffman. She talks about her life and demonstrates elements of pioneer medicine.
Naturalization Records – A treasure trove of genealogical information! Beginner to Intermediate – Explains how these records can advance your research.
Vital Records – Original source documents Beginner to Intermediate – Explains how to find and use vital records created close in time to an event by persons who were in a position to know the facts.
Church and Cemetery Records Beginner to Intermediate – Explains the types of records, how to locate them and interpret the information.