Complex Genealogical Problems

For most genealogists, "brick walls" are inevitable at some point in their research. If you find yourself facing one of these walls, this service is for you. Whether your problem is anchored in the Dutch colonial period, English colonial period, Federal period, 19th century, or early 20th century, New York City offers a staggering breadth of records that can reveal the solution. My deep experience, direct access to New York City record repositories, careful analysis, and creative problem-solving combine to increase the likelihood of breaking through that wall.

The amount of time needed for this service depends on your specific goals and the complexity of the problem.


  • $150/hour, plus $11 per certified vital record if applicable
  • 20 hours minimum
  • 1 fully-cited report
  • copies of important documents