Client Testimonials

“When you hire a genealogist you have to be prepared for the truth! The truth that Judith discovered for us was the last thing we expected! Her research and report were thorough and went beyond the narrow remit we asked of her. She provided references and then gave us a list of other sources to go to for further information should we want to expand the story. What she gave us was a shock that turned into great fun! Many thanks.”                                                                                                                                                                    Wilma (Ludlow, Shropshire, England) and Bob Hayes (Calgary, AB, Canada)

“Judith, thank you so much for your very informative presentation on our Zoom meeting this past Saturday. It was fascinating to watch you work through your research. You were well organized and focused allowing you to cover a good deal of research in the short time we have on Zoom. Your handout and Excel spreadsheet for researching ancestors of meager means and few records will be extremely helpful in guiding us through our own road blocks. Thanks again for an enjoyable and informative presentation.” Carol S. Fairbanks, Treasurer, Heritage Hunters (Saratoga, NY)

“Over the last 50 years I have had a keen interest in both of my parents’ individuals genealogy. This journey has taken me to meet a number of genealogists and numerous historical societies and libraries throughout the northeast. I have been very blessed to have worked with several serious genealogists during the last five decades. In the last few years I had run up against what seemed to be dead ends in my search. Fortunately I came across Judith A. Herbert. Not only was she able to crack the case that I was pursuing, but in so doing discovered a number of additional sources that I would have never uncovered. Judith is an extremely highly qualified genealogist. I highly recommend her services without any reservations. I find that she is easy to communicate with and her search product is thoroughly documented from authentic sources such as court records and related documents regarding marriage, baptism, death and burial. In the final analysis, her professional genealogical credentials reach the highest professional standards.” Thomas O. Maggs, PhD, Scotia

“Judith Herbert is a well-rounded, skillful genealogist. She helped our family in a search for a long missing family member which was a multi-faceted, stressful effort. We had researched this     for the last 30 years. Judith used out limited information but ended up moving us closer to our goal. She was able to help us to clearly focus and narrow down specific goals out of a host of possibilities. She was tasked with making a large sweep through resources and was highly thorough and comprehensive in achieving this task. This gave us peace of mind and a sense of thoroughness so we could turn the next page in our search. We were very satisfied with her efforts and, in our ongoing research, she set forth well-defined next steps we will be taking in the upcoming year. The depth of her expertise cannot be overstated.” Ingrid A. Florman, St. Louis, MO

“Thank you for the thorough analysis of the item we discussed. It gives me additional information to help my search of Irish church records… It saved me a trip to Troy, where I  would not have looked where you looked… It [the research, analysis and reporting] was beyond what I expected. You are a real professional genealogist, and I wish you well…”  John McNally, St. Paul, MN

“The course was interesting and helped me go back 1-2 generations on a few lines. I learned of tons of new repositories. I have lots of new leads to follow. I’m glad I took the course and have made lots of progress. It spurred me to interview and document, which I would not have taken on without being prodded.” Amber DeSimony, Glenville, NY

“Judith is an extremely knowledgeable and thorough teacher. I really enjoyed the course and gained so much valuable information. I would recommend this to anyone else wishing to learn more about genealogy.”   Kim Jess, Charlton, NY

“The course is a must for anyone beginning to research their family history or anyone who wants to take their research to the next level.”      Jim Potter, NY

“This course far exceeded my expectations. Judith is a knowledgeable and engaging instructor. It was one of the best investments I’ve ever made and I am looking forward to my own work and taking the next class.” Kathy Mix, Rotterdam, NY

“Excellent information to take you beyond the ____ [pay-to-play website name redacted] online search to “boots on the ground” research. I learned where to look, types of documents, directories and the repositories that hold them. Cemeteries too! Almost more valuable was information on how to organize all the information gleaned. Well worth the money!”        Marianne Blanchard, Glenville, NY

“I feel I have the knowledge to look in new places. It filled in a lot of blanks. The background history of immigration, Erie Canal workers, etc. was very helpful and interesting.” Maggie Brown, Schenectady, NY

“Judith demonstrates extensive knowledge of the genealogical resources available for upstate New York, and is and excellent communicator and listener with regards to understanding the scope and objectives of a research initiative. Highly recommend for any research – at the New York State Library especially.” Freeman Bartek, Pittsburgh, PA

Marveen Minish 2016 letter

Amelia Packard 2016 letter