Step by Step Process

Start with a FREE ESTIMATE


Please fill out our quote form so Alice can better understand your story. From there you two can talk on the phone and discuss details in pricing and next steps. 



Alice suggests reading “Alice’s Story”  she has been in your shoes and will like you to feel comfortable revealing any family history she will need to reach your goals. 

This will be an in-depth conversation about your story and your hopes on what you would like to happen with this project. Alice will be keeping notes and records on everything to help with the project. She will be asking you a lot of questions during this meeting and you will have plenty of time to ask any questions of Alice. 

This is when Alice will present a rough draft of a project plan from your consultation and the information provided to her. If you are both happy with the project plan and wish to proceed. Alice will discuss price rates with you. 

Once you agree then you can move on to finding your past!!

Goal Setting


The first step is figuring out how Alice can help you reach your goals and break through the brick walls that have been deterring you from succeeding. Alice gets to know your story, reviews the information you have already  provided to her.

You will discuss your research problem with her and make sure she clearly understands what you want like her to accomplish. From there, Allice will assess how much time the project will take and explain what results you can expect.  

Just like your family, every research project is unique. The ability to discover family stories depends on a variety of factors:

  • The time period being researched.
  • If we are searching for biological relatives that do not want to be reached 
  • The area where your ancestors lived.
  • The availability of records and documents for the time and location.
  • The number of family lines being researched

Alice Starts the Project Plan


Alice’s project plan will outline what she will do to find the information you want. She will go to libraries, courthouses, archives, cemeteries, and other places to search for the information you are looking for.  

Alice regularly reviews her research and compares her findings with other documents to confirm or disprove conclusions. She will be in contact with you when she finds anything or for a check in basis. 

Periodically, Alice will prepare a report about her research activities. The report can include photocopies or abstracts of important information. It may also include suggestions for continued research. You and Alice may discuss reassessing your goals depending on findings.

Reviewing Information


Alice will set up times that work with your schedule either by phone, or in person to go over the research found. Durning the process you will hear from Alice with any updates and when milestones are met. 

Alice will be recording a journal of all the research along the way, so you have a clear understanding for her process at the end of your project. 

You will review your goals and make a plan on how to proceed or not. 

Not all projects are the same and research doesn't always progress in a linear fashion, and may not occur as originally planned. When this happens, Alice will reassess and together you both will decide on how to proceed. 

 *If a new contract is made the regular flat fee will apply.  

Final Consultation


At the end of the project, Alice will schedule a phone or face to face final consultation with you. 

You both will review the findings and Alice will answer any questions you may have.