Through a combination of online and onsite research, Claire Ammon, CG is able to help build a family tree and uses a wide variety of records to prove relationships between different generations. In depth research allows her to reconstruct the life of an ancestor, determining occupation, religious affiliation and involvement in the community for example. She also enjoys bringing people alive by placing them within their historical context.
Although Claire is particularly experienced with Connecticut research, she regularly takes on a project manager role when non-Connecticut ancestors are involved, performing all necessary online research and then coordinating genealogists nationally and internationally to do onsite work.
For those with “brick walls”, Claire can organize research, analyze findings and determine the next steps.
Clients are typically provided with a source cited research report which documents what resources were used, analyzes findings and provides suggestions for further research. It also includes copies of any documents obtained and a family tree when appropriate. If desired, a source-cited narrative can also be created, telling the story of an ancestor’s life, like the example below.
Claire can provide consultations for those interested in performing their own research but in need of a little guidance.
Claire is available to retrieve documents i.e. obituaries, city directory entries etc…from state and local repositories.