European Origins

Within a few generations of immigration, many families have lost all knowledge of their ancestral homes. You may know your ancestor’s nationality, but where in that nation was he or she born and raised? The research for this service begins on the US side of the equation until enough information has been uncovered to isolate one or more locations in Europe for exploration. From there, European civil registrations, church records, censuses, and other resources are utilized to determine the precise city, town, or village of origin. Even better, that discovery usually leads to one or more generations of your ancestry.

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