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).

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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.

apg memberI am committed to maintaining the highest professional standards and as a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, I abide by the APG Code of Ethics.

To review the Code of Ethics or for help in finding and selecting a genealogist go to the APG website.

Shirleen Hoffman, Genealogist

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