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Professional Genealogy at an Affordable Cost

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Donnamccrearyrodriguez180 1

family-tree-detective

Professional Genealogy at an Affordable Cost

2

Reviews
Donnamccrearyrodriguez180 1

family-tree-detective

Professional Genealogy at an Affordable Cost

2

Reviews
Donnamccrearyrodriguez180 1

family-tree-detective

McKinney, Texas

Professional Genealogy at an Affordable Cost

2 Legacy Reviews
100% positive

$35.00/hour

Donna McCreary Rodriguez

McKinney, Texas
Response Rate

100%

Response Time

unknown


Provider Info
Services
About Me

I have helped clients learn about their ancestors and build their family trees for more than a decade. Every family is fascinating, whether famous or not, and knowing about your ancestors can be a life-changing experience for you.

I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and my work complies with the Code of Ethics put forth by that organization. My work also complies with guidelines set forth in Standards for Sound Genealogical Research put forth by the National Genealogical Society, of which I am a member.

Research Services

I specialize in the American Experience, finding your ancestors as far back as the shores of colonial America.

I can create extensive family trees, or if you have a specific research problem or brick wall, I can work just on that. A project can be as large or small as you wish.

I hold membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the War of 1812, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. I have helped clients find documents appropriate for their own lineage society applications.

In addition, I can provide expert help in manuscript editing of family histories that you have prepared and can provide significant help in enhancing and restoring photographs and documents.

Education/Training

I have two degrees in history and a lifetime of experience in research and writing. These provide a perfect set of knowledge and skills to bring your past to life.

Research Specialities
  • Civil War
  • Colonial
  • Court Records
  • Federal Records
  • Government Publications
  • Land Records
  • Lineage Society
Research Localities
  • United States
Birth/marriage/death records
Brick wall analysis/research planning
Cemetery photos
Descendancy research
Divorce records
Genetic genealogy
Land/tax records
Lineage determination
Lineage society applications
Manuscript preparation
Naturalization records
Obituary research
Pension/military service records
Photo restoration
Probate/court records
Surname studies
Translation/transcription

Record Retrieval
Images

How to Hire family-tree-detective for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button at the top of this page.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask Question First" button.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Land Grants in Early Texas
    I make an image file of each document related to the land grant, clarify it with Photoshop, and upload it to GenLighten for you to retrieve. I also...

    $35.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Land Grants in Early Texas

    $35.00/record

    Description

    I make an image file of each document related to the land grant, clarify it with Photoshop, and upload it to GenLighten for you to retrieve. I also include the source information in accepted genealogical format.

    Ordering Instructions

    Name of person receiving the grant or the person granting land to others.


    ×
  • Confederate Pension Applications
    Document images are processed for maximum clarity with Photoshop. The source information is provided. Document file images are uploaded to the GenL...

    $35.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Confederate Pension Applications

    $35.00/record

    Description

    Document images are processed for maximum clarity with Photoshop. The source information is provided. Document file images are uploaded to the GenLighten system for the client to receive.

    Ordering Instructions

    Name of soldier. He must have lived in Georgia at the time of his application. Any alternate names he might have used.


    ×
  • Obituaries and Articles in 18th-20th Century Ne...
    I have access to the archives of multiple newspapers. After finding the article you request, I create a jpg file from the microfilm image of the o...

    $35.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Obituaries and Articles in 18th-20th Century Newspapers

    $35.00/record

    Description

    I have access to the archives of multiple newspapers. After finding the article you request, I create a jpg file from the microfilm image of the obituary, and fine tune the clarity of the image with Photoshop. I upload this file to the GenLighten system for you to retrieve. I provide specific source information to you by formatting according to genealogical source standards and printing this source information at the bottom of the obituary image.

    Ordering Instructions

    Provide the name and general date (or date range) of death.


    ×
  • Wills, Probate and Estate Administration Record...
    I obtain the document image as a paper copy or image file. If paper copy, I scan the file into an image file. I sharpen and clarify the image with ...

    $35.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Wills, Probate and Estate Administration Records; Marriages; Deeds

    $35.00/record

    Description

    I obtain the document image as a paper copy or image file. If paper copy, I scan the file into an image file. I sharpen and clarify the image with Photoshop. I extend the image to create an empty space at the bottom, and place the specific source information there. I upload the image to the GenLighten system so that you can retrieve it.

    Ordering Instructions

    Each record to be searched requires its own individual record search request.


    ×

Reviews
References
2 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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lmspann

Great communication. Professional, helpful and courteous. I will have additional research requests to submit later. Thank you. Sincerely, Lezlie Spann

August 2013


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questors

*Super* fast service. Would not hesitate to ask for more from Donna.

April 2013


Donna McCreary Rodriguez

McKinney, Texas

$35.00 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

unknown

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I have helped clients learn about their ancestors and build their family trees for more than a decade. Every family is fascinating, whether famous or not, and knowing about your ancestors can be a life-changing experience for you.

I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and my work complies with the Code of Ethics put forth by that organization. My work also complies with guidelines set forth in Standards for Sound Genealogical Research put forth by the National Genealogical Society, of which I am a member.

Research Services

I specialize in the American Experience, finding your ancestors as far back as the shores of colonial America.

I can create extensive family trees, or if you have a specific research problem or brick wall, I can work just on that. A project can be as large or small as you wish.

I hold membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the War of 1812, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. I have helped clients find documents appropriate for their own lineage society applications.

In addition, I can provide expert help in manuscript editing of family histories that you have prepared and can provide significant help in enhancing and restoring photographs and documents.

Education/Training

I have two degrees in history and a lifetime of experience in research and writing. These provide a perfect set of knowledge and skills to bring your past to life.

Research Specialities
  • Civil War
  • Colonial
  • Court Records
  • Federal Records
  • Government Publications
  • Land Records
  • Lineage Society
Research Localities
  • United States
Birth/marriage/death records
Brick wall analysis/research planning
Cemetery photos
Descendancy research
Divorce records
Genetic genealogy
Land/tax records
Lineage determination
Lineage society applications
Manuscript preparation
Naturalization records
Obituary research
Pension/military service records
Photo restoration
Probate/court records
Surname studies
Translation/transcription

How to Hire family-tree-detective for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button to the left.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask a Question First" button.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Land Grants in Early Texas
    I make an image file of each document related to the land grant, clarify it with Photoshop, and upload it to GenLighten for you...

    $35.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Land Grants in Early Texas

    $35.00/record

    Description

    I make an image file of each document related to the land grant, clarify it with Photoshop, and upload it to GenLighten for you to retrieve. I also include the source information in accepted genealogical format.

    Ordering Instructions

    Name of person receiving the grant or the person granting land to others.


    ×
  • Confederate Pension Applications
    Document images are processed for maximum clarity with Photoshop. The source information is provided. Document file images are ...

    $35.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Confederate Pension Applications

    $35.00/record

    Description

    Document images are processed for maximum clarity with Photoshop. The source information is provided. Document file images are uploaded to the GenLighten system for the client to receive.

    Ordering Instructions

    Name of soldier. He must have lived in Georgia at the time of his application. Any alternate names he might have used.


    ×
  • Obituaries and Articles in 18th-20th Century Ne...
    I have access to the archives of multiple newspapers. After finding the article you request, I create a jpg file from the micr...

    $35.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Obituaries and Articles in 18th-20th Century Newspapers

    $35.00/record

    Description

    I have access to the archives of multiple newspapers. After finding the article you request, I create a jpg file from the microfilm image of the obituary, and fine tune the clarity of the image with Photoshop. I upload this file to the GenLighten system for you to retrieve. I provide specific source information to you by formatting according to genealogical source standards and printing this source information at the bottom of the obituary image.

    Ordering Instructions

    Provide the name and general date (or date range) of death.


    ×
  • Wills, Probate and Estate Administration Record...
    I obtain the document image as a paper copy or image file. If paper copy, I scan the file into an image file. I sharpen and cla...

    $35.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Wills, Probate and Estate Administration Records; Marriages; Deeds

    $35.00/record

    Description

    I obtain the document image as a paper copy or image file. If paper copy, I scan the file into an image file. I sharpen and clarify the image with Photoshop. I extend the image to create an empty space at the bottom, and place the specific source information there. I upload the image to the GenLighten system so that you can retrieve it.

    Ordering Instructions

    Each record to be searched requires its own individual record search request.


    ×

For large projects, my fee is developed on the size and scope of our project. Many genealogists charge by the hour for large projects, but charging by the project disconnects me from the clock and allows me to pursue interesting paths as curiosity and necessity lead. This always results in a savings to my client.

For small projects such as single document retrievals, I charge $35 plus expenses such as copying fees.

Reviews
References
2 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 7 24359b44c75caa9fec7772b15fb15a449e3ffcd7b6cf97f2a9824c94aaf5e544

lmspann

Great communication. Professional, helpful and courteous. I will have additional research requests to submit later. Thank you. Sincerely, Lezlie Spann

August 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 23 f1e836c3bdad9d9cfaf9466c8b34aaf52d4a37d8bdfab2ac8cb78e4109198bf7

questors

*Super* fast service. Would not hesitate to ask for more from Donna.

April 2013