Genealogy Interpreter
Providing the Key to Your Family History 


How much does it cost?
With a few exceptions, genealogists generally charge an hourly fee, plus expenses. The scope of work and research goal(s) must be defined before an estimate can be made of hours required for a particular contract. Upon signing the contract, half the fee is submitted as a retainer, along with any known documentation and prior research of the case. The balance of the payment along with any expenses (parking, documents, etc.) is required before the final report is released. Please use the Contact Form for more information.

How fast can the project get done?
The time required for each case varies and is dependent on the end goal, how much previous work has been done, availability of records, and Genealogy Interpreter's scheduling availability. Depending on the scope of the project, it can take days, weeks, or months to obtain certain documents from various agencies and archives. For urgent projects, creative solutions can be discussed.

What is the "Genealogical Proof Standard" or"GPS?"
This is the standard by which genealogists measure the reliability of evidence based on a number of criteria. Please see the definition on the website of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Are you certified?

Yes and No. As a sign language interpreter I hold three national certifications as recognized by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certificate of Transliteration (CT) and the Ed:K-12 (the certification for those specializing in educational interpreting at at K-12 level). As a professional genealogist, I am not yet certified, though it is a goal of mine. I completed the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate Program in August of 2012. I am now a member of the ProGen Study Group, an intense peer mentorship program designed to prepare those seeking certification.
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