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Rates – $50.00 per hour billed in half hour increments plus expenses such as photocopy and vital record fees. One hour minimum. Time billed includes problem analysis, research and report preparation. Travel beyond 30 miles is also billed at the hourly rate.
In addition to general research services, much of my client work has been in the preparation and/or documentation to support applications for membership in many lineage societies. I've prepared applications for the following lineage societies:
Sons of the American Revolution
Daughters of the American Revolution
Children of the American Revolution
Order of the Founders and Patriots of America
General Society of the War of 1812
General Society of Colonial Wars
The Society of the Cincinnati
The Mayflower Society
Flagon and Trencher
The Jamestowne Society
I also perform California research using the facilities of the California State Library, the California State Archives, the Sacramento County Recorder's and Clerk's Offices, the California Department of Health Services (Vital Statistics Branch), the Sacramento Family History Center branch library, and the genealogical collections of various Sacramento area libraries. Some of the records available in Sacramento include (but are not limited to):
Census records - the Mexican census of California for 1790 (the Presidios), 1836 (Los Angeles), and 1844 (Los Angeles), the California State Census of 1852, the "state" copy of the 1860 Federal population census.
California Newspaper collection - This extensive collection includes at least one newspaper for each county from its creation. A few gaps exist.
California County History collection - Includes most printed California county histories and local genealogy society compilations.
The California DAR collection - A collection of over 180 volumes including cemetery records, early vital records for various counties, pioneer family records, early vital records from Sacramento and San Francisco newspapers, etc.
Pioneer manuscript collection -This is a collection of family data for California pioneers as provided by themselves or their immediate families. The collection is indexed in the California Information Card File.
California Information Card File - This is a card file, maintained by the State Library, containing 1.4 million references to biographic, as well as historical information, found in county histories, newspapers, the various manuscript collections, etc. The period covered is the 1840s to 1986.
Index to prison records - These are indices to the prisoner records for Folsom and San Quentin prison through 1940. The State Archives also has approximately a 10 percent sampling of the actual prisoner files; the rest were destroyed. The Archives also has the prison photo "mug" books.
Immigrant Passengers Arriving at San Francisco 1893-1934 - This set consists of original passenger manifests and an alphabetized index.
I am also experienced in using old German, Swedish, and Portuguese church records.