Personal Genealogist for the Day

Work side-by-side with a genealogist on your family history

A Personal Genealogist for the Day consultation is an opportunity for a beginning researcher to observe research methodologies related to their own family research and to get personalized one-on-one help from an expert.

Researcher works with client at a computer

Take your research to the next level with our Personal Genealogist for the Day service. An American Ancestors genealogist will work side by side with you, either online via Zoom or in-person at the American Ancestors Research Center, to guide you through databases, records, and to help advance your own family research.

This service includes a preliminary review of your family history and a dedicated session of guidance and record-searching. 3-hour (half day) and 5-hour (full day) sessions are available. Online sessions may include recordings for you to keep and review later.

With our in-person sessions, if appropriate, our experts may also accompany you to local repositories such as the Boston Public Library, the Massachusetts State Archives, or the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.


  Research/Contributing Members
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VIRTUAL 2-hour session $300 $400
VIRTUAL 4-hour session $600 $700
IN-PERSON 3-hour session $450 $550
IN-PERSON 5-hour session $750 $850


Request a Session

Complete and submit the form below, and our staff will contact you to help you decide if the Personal Genealogist for the Day is a good option for you and your project. If you prefer to arrange over the phone, call 1-888-296-3447 (choose option 1).