Ward

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Ward R. Bray, APG

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Ward

wardbray

Ward R. Bray, APG

4

Reviews
Ward

wardbray

Ward R. Bray, APG

4

Reviews
Ward

wardbray

Erie County, NY

Ward R. Bray, APG

3 Recent Reviews
1 Legacy Review
100% positive

$40.00/hour

Ward Bray

Erie County, NY
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Response Rate

100%

Response Time

4 days


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About Me

EXPERIENCE For genealogical engagements I have served clients for the past 25 years. I have been a librarian at the local LDS Family History Center (FHC) for over 15 years. REFERRALS I am a referred genealogist for the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Association, the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, and the local LDS Family History Center. I have knowledge of all Erie County town clerks, cemeteries, etc. I am a referral genealogist on BuffaloResearch.com: http://bit.ly/1zhzu6s

Education/Training

I have been a genealogist for over 30 years, and have had hundreds of satisfied clients from all over the world.

Research Services

I specialize in Erie and Niagara County, New York family genealogy, but can service vital records needs across the state. I have deep experience in Civil War records use, including the National Archives. I am often engaged to support probate and public administration cases.

Research Specialities
  • Civil War
  • Court Records
  • Emigration/Immigration
  • Federal Records
  • Forensic
  • Genetic Genealogy
  • Military
  • Railroads
  • Vital Records
Research Localities
  • Erie, NY, USA
  • Niagara, NY, USA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • New York, USA
Research Repositories
  • Buffalo History Museum
  • Erie County Clerk's Office
  • Erie County Rath Building
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
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How to Hire wardbray 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

  • Surrogates Court, Wills, Probate Files
    Erie County, NY County Courthouse is a good source of family data via the wills and probate files available between 1828 and today. If found a file...

    $75.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Surrogates Court, Wills, Probate Files

    $75.00/record

    Description

    Erie County, NY County Courthouse is a good source of family data via the wills and probate files available between 1828 and today. If found a file may give names, relationships, and place of residence for all known living relatives at time of death. Also,a personal glimpse into the family is often revealed from the wishes of the deceased as expressed in their last will and testament.

    Tow trips to County Courthouse are required, first to search for a file using the many indexes, and the subsequent ordering of file from offsite storage. A second trip is required to review the file and to copy the file contents using a photocopy machine (no digital available).

    Cost includes the fixed fee PLUS the cost of copies and postage.

    Ordering Instructions

    Send the name, date, and place of death for an individual.


    ×
  • Simple Document Retrieval
    A simple document retrieved from an agreed-to repository; fee shown does NOT include possible cost of the document from the repository, copy costs,...

    $25.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Simple Document Retrieval

    $25.00/record

    Description

    A simple document retrieved from an agreed-to repository; fee shown does NOT include possible cost of the document from the repository, copy costs, and parking.

    Ordering Instructions

    Be specific with regard to the record you seek, sharing what you know about place, date, maiden name, etc.

    Some records will come from microfilm, some will require transcription, and some need to be ordered from vital records and have an associated fee.

    I will respond with a full price. You will be required to pay in advance.


    ×

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3 Reviews
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1 Legacy Review

100% positive

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Jovander

I highly recommend using Ward for your research project. He was able to locate and identify the correct family that my brickwall gr.gr. grandmother belonged to.
He is very through and detailed and communication was great as I was able to add pieces of the "puzzle" that I hadn't been able to fit together and he kept me informed and up to date on what he was finding.,
I am very satisfied and feel he went above and beyond to solve my project.

August 2018


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Donna

Ward did an outstanding job in locating documents proving that my ancestors lived in Buffalo, NY.
Very satisfied with his performance.

June 2018


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JPM

Prompt response and quick turnaround.

February 2018


Juneldavidsenphoto2013a

juneld

Thank you very much for your help. It was important to check for the information.

November 2015


Ward Bray

Erie County, NY

$40.00 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

4 days

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About Me

EXPERIENCE For genealogical engagements I have served clients for the past 25 years. I have been a librarian at the local LDS Family History Center (FHC) for over 15 years. REFERRALS I am a referred genealogist for the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Association, the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, and the local LDS Family History Center. I have knowledge of all Erie County town clerks, cemeteries, etc. I am a referral genealogist on BuffaloResearch.com: http://bit.ly/1zhzu6s

Education/Training

I have been a genealogist for over 30 years, and have had hundreds of satisfied clients from all over the world.

Research Services

I specialize in Erie and Niagara County, New York family genealogy, but can service vital records needs across the state. I have deep experience in Civil War records use, including the National Archives. I am often engaged to support probate and public administration cases.

Research Specialities
  • Civil War
  • Court Records
  • Emigration/Immigration
  • Federal Records
  • Forensic
  • Genetic Genealogy
  • Military
  • Railroads
  • Vital Records
Research Localities
  • Erie, NY, USA
  • Niagara, NY, USA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • New York, USA
Research Repositories
  • Buffalo History Museum
  • Erie County Clerk's Office
  • Erie County Rath Building
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 wardbray 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

  • Surrogates Court, Wills, Probate Files
    Erie County, NY County Courthouse is a good source of family data via the wills and probate files available between 1828 and to...

    $75.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Surrogates Court, Wills, Probate Files

    $75.00/record

    Description

    Erie County, NY County Courthouse is a good source of family data via the wills and probate files available between 1828 and today. If found a file may give names, relationships, and place of residence for all known living relatives at time of death. Also,a personal glimpse into the family is often revealed from the wishes of the deceased as expressed in their last will and testament.

    Tow trips to County Courthouse are required, first to search for a file using the many indexes, and the subsequent ordering of file from offsite storage. A second trip is required to review the file and to copy the file contents using a photocopy machine (no digital available).

    Cost includes the fixed fee PLUS the cost of copies and postage.

    Ordering Instructions

    Send the name, date, and place of death for an individual.


    ×
  • Simple Document Retrieval
    A simple document retrieved from an agreed-to repository; fee shown does NOT include possible cost of the document from the rep...

    $25.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Simple Document Retrieval

    $25.00/record

    Description

    A simple document retrieved from an agreed-to repository; fee shown does NOT include possible cost of the document from the repository, copy costs, and parking.

    Ordering Instructions

    Be specific with regard to the record you seek, sharing what you know about place, date, maiden name, etc.

    Some records will come from microfilm, some will require transcription, and some need to be ordered from vital records and have an associated fee.

    I will respond with a full price. You will be required to pay in advance.


    ×

A high-level research plan will be provided before work begins.

Payment is expected whether or not there is anything found.

Copies are delivered digital with the exception of material of more than 5 pages each; those will delivered hard-copy by postal mail.

A computer genealogy database is used as part of the delivery of results. I provide reports and GEDCOM files.

Source citations take time and cost extra; you must explicitly ask for citations in the computer database.

Reviews
References
3 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
1 Legacy Review

100% positive

Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 13 7c6c6f7c4d32ebf04f4f0f23100fa999c68068948ab72187777c8eb99be09842

Jovander

I highly recommend using Ward for your research project. He was able to locate and identify the correct family that my brickwall gr.gr. grandmother belonged to.
He is very through and detailed and communication was great as I was able to add pieces of the "puzzle" that I hadn't been able to fit together and he kept me informed and up to date on what he was finding.,
I am very satisfied and feel he went above and beyond to solve my project.

August 2018


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 20 3cd458872b6dbe84020ac6ce3815d9bb9d4365b8b0444fc6c6beb02a9a41c840

Donna

Ward did an outstanding job in locating documents proving that my ancestors lived in Buffalo, NY.
Very satisfied with his performance.

June 2018


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 15 9810997e6e0ff438a1cb1def1c4d46ff6f1f50e884bbf014fd91b8f98c7067d0

JPM

Prompt response and quick turnaround.

February 2018


Juneldavidsenphoto2013a

juneld

Thank you very much for your help. It was important to check for the information.

November 2015