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G. William (Bill) Gillett
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Do-It-for-Me

You can choose to have us do ANY -- or ALL -- of the 3 elements of your genealogy:
          RESEARCH and/or
          COMPILATION and/or
          PRESENTATION

Research

Many people do not have the time and/or the patience to research their ancestors. Supply us with as much current information, including pictures and documents, as you have for:

your Immediate and Past Relatives:
     full names
     dates
of birth and/or death
     places of birth and/or death

and we will do the research for you using the resources outlined in the
DO-IT-MYSELF section. Charges for our work are negotiated based on time spent on research and what YOU want. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.


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Compilation

We will compile your genealogy information using commercial software. In my opinion the various genealogy software products provide excellent charts, graphs and lists for the compilation of information. However, as noted in the Presentation section, they are not always the best systems for presentation for your relatives' use -- especially for those who do not use (or like to use) computers.

Therefore we believe in a computerized system for recording information and providing charts and graphs for the first 10 generations with a manual system, by generation, for presenting information to relatives and future generations.

When we refer to a "manual" system, we are referring to using word procressing, spreadsheet, and photo software rather than specialized genealogy software.


Presentation

Genealogy research is normally done with the goal of providing a means of presenting ancestral information for family and relatives and the recording of this information for future generations. It should be as easy to understand as possible and not just a collection of names and dates.

The presentation we do for you will include the following:

  1. A complete outline of your first five generations, including the following:
    Self Parents Grandparents
    Great-grandparents (See Sample) Great-great-grandparents  

  2. The outline will include as many details as possible, providing:
    Obituaries Pictures Maps (locations)
    Charts (ancestors & descendants) Copies of original documentation of below items:  

    Birth records Death records
    Marriage certificates Wills
    Naturalization papers Newspaper clippings, etc.
    Special awards  

  3. We will also include as much detail as possible covering the following:
    Birth Death
    Youth Education (including sports & activities)
    Employment Family (children)
    Where lived Where met & married spouse
    Hobbies Clubs & organizations
    Religion Military
    Health Retirement
    Why moved from/to addresses Special Stories

  4. Basic histories of the four major surnames of each grandparent (& their grandparents) going back as far as the research covers. (See Sample)
  5. A summary of the remaining ancestors. This should be done in the sections of the four major surnames. (See Sample)
  6. A listing and all available information on the direct ancestors that served in a major war:
    American Revolution War of 1812
    Civil War World War I
    World War II Korean War
    Vietnam Gulf Wars
  7. Occupations besides farming and military (See Sample)
  8. They came to America -- a listing and as much detail as possible providing information when your ancestors came to America, where they came from and where they settled. (See Sample)
  9. Special stories of interest involving your ancestors. (See Sample)
  10. Anything else, such as statistics, that will add to the interest of your presentation.
The information will be provided in five segments or books, plus on CD(s) for saving on your computer:
Segment 1 (Book 1)
   Yourself, parents, siblings, children and all other relatives such as aunts, uncles and cousins.

Segment 2 (Book 2)
   Your grandfather's (father's side) genealogy and all his ancestors

Segment 3 (Book 3)
   Your grandmother's (father's side) genealogy and all her ancestors

Segment 4 (Book 4)
   Your grandfather's (mother's side) genealogy and all his ancestors

Segment 5 (Book 5)
   Your grandmother's (mother's side) genealogy and all her ancestors
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