Have you ever dreamed of having your own personal library assistant?  Someone who would go to the library, make your copies and deliver them to you?  I want to be your personal library assistant!

My husband has been doing free-lance work for the last 2 years after being let go from his full time job.  He creates e-learning programs for a variety of corporations, but we are in a slow period right now and I’d like to supplement our income using the skills that I’ve learned while researching my family.

Let me start by saying – I’m not a certified genealogist and I can’t research for you.  But I have years of experience in my own personal research at the library and if you have a list of things you’d like copied or scanned, I can do that!

I live very close to the Allen County Public Library – home of the 2nd largest genealogy collection in the U.S.  They have an excellent website, so if you can find the names of books or microfilm you’d like information from, I’d be willing to get that for you. My plan is this:

1)   You visit the library web site at http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/

2)   From the home page, you can use the search box to see what books are available for your area of research.

3)   Make a list of the books and call numbers you’d like information out of and let me know specifically what you’d like me to look for.  I can copy the table of contents or portions of the index if you’d like.  Then you can let me know if there are specific pages you’d like to have copied.

4)   Or go to http://genealogycenter.info/search_microtext.php to get to the Microtext Catalog to see the microfilms and fiche available.  Looking for Tom Jones in the tax records for Madison County, Indiana between 1825 – 1835?  I can find and scan those for you!

My fee is $10 per hour with a 1 hour minimum. I use PayPal as a convenient payment method and will send your information by email once I have received your payment confirmation. If you prefer a hardcopy of your materials, I offer that as well. Each page is an additional .25 plus shipping.

Think of how much money you could save compared to the costs of traveling to Fort Wayne and staying in a hotel!  I could do hours of searching and copying for you for a fraction of those costs.  If you’d like more information about my services or if you’d like to get a project going, please email me at theshygenealogist [at] gmail [dot] com. I’d love to work with you!