Renée Carl, AKA Eastern European Mutt, offers genealogy research using a variety of onsite, online, local and international resources. I can also assist you with your own project management, records organization, transcription services, or help you find a translator for old letters.
All projects start with a research objective, which can be very specific (find a photograph of the ship on which my great-grandmother traveled to the US) or general (find out everything you can about my grandfather), or somewhere in between.
It’s important to keep an open mind when conducting genealogy research. Sometimes family myths prove to be true, or not, or other news can be uncovered that might be difficult to hear. I bring to each project a tenacious drive to uncover whatever the client seeks. I am honest about my capabilities and my limits. I abide by the Association of Professional Genealogists Code of Ethics.
Projects are customized for each client, and can range from comprehensive family research and writing family narratives to brick wall consultations and coaching.
Archives Record Retrieval – As a resident of the District of Columbia, I have easy access to many of the resources here in the nation’s capital: the National Archives, both the main building and Archives II in College Park; Library of Congress; DAR Library; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Gallaudet University; DC Courts and more. At this time, requests for record retrievals can be made in the context of a larger research project. I am not available for Civil War Pension files retrievals.
For more information about hiring a professional genealogist, see the Association of Professional Genealogist’s guide.