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Why Hire a Genealogist? – Seeking professional help instead of cheap amateur search

Dec 30th 2014 at 1:10 AM

Genealogical services are sought by people for many reasons like tough to find lineage, short record search, complex projects and so on. Professional genealogists customize the search with respect to each and every client.

Some of the reasons to hire a genealogical researcher are

• When there is a lack of time for the search

• When there is a lack of patience for the search

• When there is a lack of technical skills to conduct the search

• When the search involves specialty or complex information

• When the access  to records online is needed

• To have a different point of view to gain more information

• For the ease of employing professionals to do intense work

• For the speed of research that has to be conducted

• To analyze the evidence that has been collected

• To know which repositories should be searched for certain type of information

• To put all the pieces of information together so that it makes sense

• To present the information as a professional report

• To produce quality results

Researching about the descendants may not be as easy as it sounds, hence the need for professional family history researchers. These professionals are fully invested with the research and they work intensely to stay competitive and to earn for their living. They are people who have college degree and certification in genealogy. Experience is the most essential factor for choosing genealogists for hire. More experience under a genealogist’s belt will guarantee more clients choosing them for seeking professional help. There are different natures of work in the research and each client may need different help according to their needs. It can range from simple census to records from previous century.

Hire a genealogist through advertisements in genealogy magazines like Family Tree Magazine. The Society of Genealogists has advertisement in magazine and online of more experienced genealogists instead of just the beginners. They accept to advertise only members of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers. This step has helped the client to guarantee the work and experience of the genealogists. The other popular way to hire a genealogist is by recommendation and word of mouth. Personal recommendation may satisfy the clients to pick that specific genealogist. Good genealogist is based on their experience and not their pay. A cheap genealogist does not mean they provide bad information and service while an expensive genealogist will provide exorbitant service and expertise.

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