Providing an Enduring Legacy
I remember visiting my great grandparents at their farm in rural Wisconsin, back when I was just a young boy. Grandpa Charlie was always in the corner sitting in his favorite rocker, smoking a pipe, while grandma Hattie busied herself in the kitchen preparing the day’s meals—which hopefully included cookies for dessert. They were wonderful people in the twilight of their years. I could not help but wonder: Who were their parents? Where did they come from? What were they like?
Sadly, only as an adult did these questions resurface and beg my attention. Like many, I didn't have the foresight to learn from my great grandparents before they passed away. So I set out on a mission to solve these questions, vowing that my great grandchildren would know the ancestry of their family. That was nearly fifteen years ago.
Today, it’s my desire to help everyone I can solve their genealogical riddles and leave a lasting legacy for their entire family to enjoy. Let me help you preserve your family’s heritage today.
Genealogist's Code of Ethics
As a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, I to adhere to a long established, ethical code of conduct. And, although not a member (yet), I abide by the ethical standards of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Therefore, you can be assured of reliable and accurate research that can be enjoyed by your family for generations to come.
For the exact terminology used by these esteemed organizations, please refer to the links below. However, in essence, the codes can be summed up as follows:
- Conduct research in a well-organized, accurate and truthful manner.
- Protect the privacy of the client and ensure the confidentiality of all genealogical research conducted on his/her behalf.
- Cite all sources used in the research fully and accurately, being mindful not to misrepresent or withhold information.
- Request the client furnishes all prior research conducted about the project to avoid repeating work already completed, and creating unnecessary charges.
- Avoid misrepresenting or exaggerating my credentials.
- Inform the client of my services and fees in a straightforward manner.
- Report the facts of my findings impartially, honestly and accurately.