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Specializing in genealogical research in Lamar County, Texas.

I have been doing genealogy for over 30 years and will search genealogical records for you for a minimal fee. I will look up obituaries in The Paris News and provide copies of these to you if they exist. For other comprehensive type searches, I will charge by the hour. Payment must be made before the search begins. You may pay by sending a money order (address provided upon request) or by using PayPal.

My fee schedule:

  • Obituary look up - full date of death provided to me:
    • $10 for the first obituary (Fee is payable even if obituary is not found)
    • $5 for each additional obituary requested at the same time
    • Dates available:
      • Western Star: January 3, 1851-December 20, 1851
      • Lamar Inquirer: September 4, 1856- October 16, 1856
      • Dinner Horn: 1924, 1927, 1929, 1933
      • Lamar County Echo: January 1973 - December 1989
      • Paris News: March 24, 1909-1911, March 24, 1916 - present
  • Other research:
    • $20 per hour for searching local resources
    • Other services are available and cost will be determined after discussing the scope of your request. For example:
      • Teach you how to research, providing guidance while you actually do the research
      • Help you get your research organized using my color-coded notebook system
      • Help you get started entering your data into a genealogical software program
      • Help you locate records to prove your DAR, SAR, UDC, SCV, etc. lineage

Please email me for details.

I am also available for lectures. Topics include:

  • Dating old photographs
  • Organizing your research
  • Getting the most out of census research
  • Civil War Re-enacting
  • Beginning research classes

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