Research & Services by It's Relative

Printable List of Services

Specializing in United States research, Janice and Jane will travel to major Midwest record repositories, local libraries or genealogical societies. The following research options will be customized for the individual client.

Don’t Have Time – For those who want their family roots researched but do not have the time to do it themselves
  • Tell us what you want to know and we’ll do the research
  • Includes written reports, documentation, and choice of publication style

Out-of-State – For the researcher who needs an experienced eye
  • Examination of court records, deeds, wills, or vital records, to determine if the record belongs to your family
  • Includes traveling to the repository, evaluation of records, copying of records and reporting

Looking Into The Past – For those seeking historical research about a specific topic
  • Possibilities might include but are not limited to a local history event, a unique individual or individuals in a cemetery or perhaps house histories
  • The research could also serve as a presentation for a specific local group

Getting Started – For those who want to do their own family research
  • Assistance is given to build a good foundation for knowing all the basics of genealogical research
  • Includes where to search, what to look for and how to develop a great hobby

Tear Down The Wall – For those who have exhausted known resources for finding that elusive relative
  • Examination of previous research steps and documentation
  • Identification of blocked line and alternate research routes

Telling It Like It Is - Record Analysis, Transcription and Abstraction
  • Wills and Probates
  • Deeds - Land description and plotting in real time

Illinois Civil War – For those who wish to know the military history of their civil war ancestor
  • Includes enlistment record, roll call cards, and the unit history of the veteran 
  • Pension records may also be obtained, if awarded to soldier or his widow

Cemetery Stomping – For those unable to travel to the cemeteries of their ancestors
  • Photographing
  • Transcribing

Software Assistance – Family Tree Maker
  • One-on-one tutoring customized for client ‘s skill level
  • Assistance in optimizing use of available program features

Saving For the Future – Archiving of documents and photographs
  • Digitizing artifacts
  • Archival safe products used for preservation

Putting It In Writing – Preparing your information for publication
  • Family History Book
  • Family History Photo Album
  • Family History Cookbook

Their Life Story – Recording Oral Histories
  • Will provide guidance and sample script for interview, or will assist with interview of your family member
  • Will transcribe interview(s) in written form

It's Relative
1415 Larsen Lane
Naperville, IL 60563

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