Willowtree Research

Family History and Genealogy Services

Finding family is like sitting surrounded beneath a willow tree.

Let us help you be surrounded.

Services Offered - please contact for details


Do you have a family reunion or other event planned?  Wish you had the time and expertise to organize and fill in the blanks in the family history, but aren't sure you can pull it off?  Why not let me handle the family history part and leave you free to enjoy the event?  I'll work with you, attend your event, interview attendees, and organize all the information collected into a media presentation (such as slide show, scrapbook, or narrative family history with photographs …). Additional research hours are available, if authorized by you.  There is a ten (10) hour minimum charge.  Contact me for details.
Cost = $25 per hour (10 hour minimum - $250) plus incidental expenses.

TEACHING - Group Presentations or 1:1 Tutoring

Photo Credit:  ms.akr

Photo Credit: ms.akr

Topical Presentations include:

  • Archival Resources

  • Back To Our Genealogy Basics

  • Census Discoveries

  • Citing Sources

  • Cluster / Collateral Research

  • Court Records

  • Database software

  • Digitizing Memories

  • DNA (3-part series)

  • Ethnic & Immigration research

  • Getting Started / Improving

  • HistoryGEO

  • Indexing on FamilySearch

  • Inherited Research

  • Online Research

  • Organization systems

  • Probate Records

  • Published Sources

  • Quaker Research

  • Research Goals

  • Start With What You Know

  • Staying Organized

  • Tip-Toeing Thru the Tombstones

  • Vital records

  • Writing it up

All topics available for groups or individual tutoring.  
Cost = $200 (negotiable) for Group Presentations; OR $50 / hr for Tutoring sessions.


 Schedule your free one-hour consultation to help focus your research plan and show what you've already accomplished.  We'll agree on a course of action and how Willowtree Research can help.  I will provide an overview of records available for the time period and geographical location your search concerns.  Depending on how common or unique your ancestor's name is, the availability of records, and the degree of difficulty of your goal, I'll quote you an approximate estimate of research & writing hours needed.  Cost is billed per hour (plus expenses such as copy costs, travel, tolls, parking, microfilm rentals, and other fees incurred on your behalf).  Upon receipt of your retainer to cover the estimate, the research begins.  As it concludes, I will provide you with a detailed Research Report including an analysis of findings and any recommendations for further research. 
Cost = $25 per hour, plus incidental expenses.

Finding family is like sitting surrounded under a willow tree.

Graduate Boston University Certificate Program  in Genealogical Research, OL 14

Graduate Boston University Certificate Program in Genealogical Research, OL 14

Member Genealogical Speakers Guild

Member Genealogical Speakers Guild

Member Association of Professional Genealogists

Member Association of Professional Genealogists

Member National Genealogical Society

Member National Genealogical Society