Unlock Your Past™
Is to provide a wide range of genealogical services in a competent and professional manner. Whether you are hoping to locate your ancestor entering America through Ellis Island, find your ancestor in historical records, or complete your family tree, we can help. Skeleton Key Genealogy, LLC offers services at a fair hourly rate, based on the service requested. No job is too big or too small. Please contact us for a free quote.
What is a Genealogical Researcher?
Genealogy comes from the Greek γενεά genea which mean “generation” and λόγος logos which means “knowledge.” Genealogy is the study of family history and a professional genealogical researcher, or a genealogist, is a specialist who is highly trained in the art and science of researching families, their lineage, and their special histories.
Genealogical research is a complex process that uses historical records to demonstrate kinship and ancestry. Credible genealogical research must be based on accurate sources, usually original records, some of which will be legal documents such as birth and death records, wills, court records, marriage and baptismal records, census reports, recorded deeds, surveys, letters, diaries, newspapers, oral interviews, photos or other artistic renderings.
A professional genealogist will know how to recognize credible sources and will be able to analyze their information.