About Heritage Detective

Heritage Detective offers affordable professional genealogy and family history services in research, education, and writing.


  • Online research in the United States, Canada, and Europe to put together a branch or a whole family tree
  • Repository research in Florida
  • Solutions to difficult research problems (aka “brick walls”)
  • Interviewing individuals to preserve their family stories


  • Presentations on genealogy topics (click on the “Genealogy Presentations” tab above)
  • Teaching genealogy classes
  • Tutoring individuals and small groups on genealogy methods, problem solving, geographical areas, and record sets
  • Consultations for genealogists on their next research steps
  • Genealogical course development
  • Advice and planning for heritage travel


  • Preparing books, articles, blog posts, family history websites, and social media pages for sharing family stories
  • Research plans for clients wishing to do their own research

My normal rate is $35 per hour; however, I also do some projects for a flat rate. Contact me (click on the “Contact” tab above) with the details of your project for a free estimate.

Initial consultation, records survey, and work plan are without charge or obligation. The work plan includes an estimate of time required and cost.

Whether your project is large or small, I’d love to talk to you about how I can help.