Judith A. Herbert, CGSM, is a full-time, professional genealogist specializing in 17th–20th century family history research in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Whether you need genealogical research, writing, instruction, some DIY (Do It Yourself) consulting and review, or a speaker for a genealogical gathering, she would welcome the opportunity to work with you!
If you’ve made the decision to contract a professional genealogist for your family history need, your first question is, “Who should I hire?” You want to trust your family history and your investment to someone who has the experience necessary and the desire to get it right. Someone who knows which sources should be examined in each situation, no matter what dips and turns the road to your ancestry takes. You want a professional with the experience and skills to find the lesser known records and collections available in those areas where your ancestors lived and someone who can access items that can only be examined through an onsite visit. You want a professional who is a skilled analyst, who will ensure that an exhaustive search has been conducted, and that all negative findings and contradictory evidence have been carefully weighed in order to reach accurate conclusions.
Hiring a professional who is certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists provides an added measure of assurance that is particularly valuable when you hire someone who you do not personally know. You are assured that the individual has been through a rigorous process of peer review by the top professionals in the field and has the abilities, knowledge, methodology, and impeccable attention to detail necessary to be awarded certification. You can learn more by visiting the website of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®.
The Mission Statement
My pledge to each client is to ensure that we agree on the scope and expectations of the work to be performed before the work begins. I will produce the highest quality work possible, using the best known methodology, within the time and dollar constraints set by the client. I commit to keeping the client’s out-of-pocket cost as low as possible, without letting the quality of the results suffer. My goal is to make my client so satisfied with the result of my work, that at the end of a work engagement, we each have something we can be proud of.
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