Calling in the Pros
Have you wondered when it might be the right time to ask a professional genealogist to help you with your research and how to go about it? Researchers are a varied lot: Some are good at translations or reading old records in other languages; some are experienced in archival research; others are adept at writing. This panel of members of the Northern California chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists will discuss questions such as:
When does one hire a professional genealogist?
What is the cost?
Where does one find such a person?
These are the bios of my copresenters:
Sheri Fenley has been researching for ten years as a professional. She does research in Northern California, with an emphasis in San Joaquin County, Gold Rush counties, 19th-century San Francisco, and lineage society applications. She earned a certificate in Family History Studies from Monterey Peninsula College and has attended the Family History Conference at Brigham Young University and two years at Samford University Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. She is president of the San Joaquin Genealogical Society.
Corey Oiesen is a professional genealogist and founder of Genealogy Heroes research consultancy based in Santa Cruz, California. She offers her clients writing, editing, genealogical research, and French translation. She serves as Communications Officer for the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a teaching assistant for the Boston University Genealogical Studies program. She earned her certificate in genealogical studies from Boston University in February 2010, a certificate in genealogy through Monterey Peninsula College in 2011, and completed the ProGen Study Course (group 4) in 2011. She holds an MBA in international business from Georgia State University and a B.A. in international studies/French from Virginia Tech University.