Services Overview

As the owner of Emma’s Family Treasures, I offer research, analysis, translation, education, and writing services. I am pleased to offer additional services provided by my two colleagues, Charlotte Shockey and Carolyn Dyess Bales. Due to our different areas of expertise, we can consult with each other as needed to  bring you a higher level of service.

Everything provided is tailored to your personal needs and rarely will two projects be alike.  However every client can expect the following to be included with these services:

  1. A written agreement that covers all aspects of the services to be provided including fees
  2. A written report of all findings, analyses, and summaries.  This report will include citations for all records used in the work, whether searches turned up negative results, and any recommendations for future research {The type of report you receive may depend on the type of project and will be agreed upon and included in the written agreement}
  3. 100% assured privacy {privacy policy available upon request and is included with the client agreement}
  4. That I will follow the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the Board for Certification of Genealogists  and the Code of Ethics of the Association of Professional Genealogists. 
  5. That I will use the Board for Certified Genealogists Standards of Research.

Free Consultation

The best way to know if our services are a right fit for you is through a free consultation.  If we cannot meet in person, we are available by phone, email or video conference.  If you are outside of our local area–no problem!  We can meet through one of the mentioned methods.  We have completed work for people all over the United States as well as outside of the U.S.

Cost

We charge an hourly rate for all services plus any direct expenses such as any fees to obtain documents and travel.  All expenses will be agreed upon up front and included in the written agreement. Rates are dependent upon the servics and the genealogist who is providing them.

Carolyn Dyess Bales and Charlotte Shockey are not employees of Emma’s Family Treasures.  They are freelance genealogists who are self-employed.  Emma’s Family Treasures is pleased to share their services with you.