We have several packages to fit your research needs. If you don't find what you are looking for contact us and we will develop one just for you!
Need help getting started? Let us help you begin your journey into the past with our 15 hour research package. This package includes:
Whether you want to add to your existing research or begin your journey into the past, this package offers you the ability to do both. This package includes:
For those that love a little more history we offer an in-depth look at your ancestors lives as well as details about their community and the world in which they lived. This package includes:
Would you like to maximize your research? Let The Joyful Genealogist assist you.
$35 per hour
The sheer volume of paper and sometimes photographs we accumulate in our research can be overwhelming! Let the Joyful Genealogist organize your paper, photo and digital files.
We will consult with you to create a system that works with you!
We do look-ups and provide digital copies of specific genealogical records from repositories in the following Illinois counties:
Copies of a single record (up to 15 pages) An exact citation for the record must be provided (if not, research charges will apply.) Beyond 15 pages, each page will be 10 cents extra. Additional records from a single trip to the same repository are only $5 each.
Please fill out the Contact Form to request this service.
$1.00 per audio minute
There is no greater gift than a family story passed down from generation to generation. In today's world recording those stories is easier than ever! All you need is a list of questions and a digital recorder! Once you have recorded the story let The Joyful Genealogist transcribe it for you! Simply email us your recording and leave the rest to us!
firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Kimberly's love for genealogy and family history began over 20 years ago.
She began researching her southern ancestry so that she could share it with her children. She had no idea what she was getting into!
The more she researched the more she wanted to know, but like most of us who are just starting our genealogy journey, she made many mistakes. Now with over 20 years of research experience and having continued her education through the National Institute for Genealogical Studies she not only researches her own history but others as well.
She not only offers research assistance but has expanded her business to include genealogical workshops and lectures as well as transcription and document retrieval services.
She is currently the President of the Woodford County, IL Historical and Genealogical Society as well as the Chairman of the Archives at the Mennonite Heritage Center in Metamora, IL.
She is also a member of the APG, National Genealogical Society, Illinois State Genealogical Society and the North Carolina Genealogical Society.
Want to do your own research but need a help getting started or working through a brick wall? The Joyful Genealogist offers 30 min and 1 hr consultations by phone, video call, or in person. Email us to set up your consultation today! email@example.com