To connect you with the stories of your ancestors: who they are, where they come from, and what makes them, and you, unique.
I believe our ancestors are more than just dates and dashes. Genealogy can be the weaving together of rich and textured stories that brings us back to ourselves… our own story that will then be woven for future generations. In this way, we honor our ancestors.
Stories of persecution and loss, as well as triumph and achievement, weave their own flavor of resilience into the fabric of our genetic history. For those experiencing substantial tears in their ancestral fabric, including African Americans, people of color, and adoptees, these stories can be both difficult and transformative. Bringing to light information and stories about your ancestors is always done with the deepest respect, cultural humility, and sensitivity to intersectional identities. Experience with my own ancestry inspires my commitment to integrity, honesty, and care in working with yours.
I offer a free consultation that typically lasts about 30 minutes. I generally start with two questions: "What are you hoping to find?" and "What do you already know?" My base fee is $35/hr. Any gratuities or donations will support my work with those who are currently financially challenged. Please feel free to discuss financial needs or offerings during our consult. I also offer affordable research packages with no hidden fees.
Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University
Certificate in Slave Era Research from Midwest African American Genealogical Institute
Certificate in African-Native American Genealogy Research from Midwest African American Genealogical Institute
Additional training in African American genealogy and DNA application in research through the Nat’l Genealogical Society
Over 20 yrs experience researching both my own family history and helping others.
Member of National Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, the New England Genealogical Society, and the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society (North Carolina).