Services

Record retrieval:

I obtain genealogically relevant records from libraries, archives, or courthouses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area when you don’t have the time or travel budget to do so yourself.

Examples:
  • Birth, marriage, death records from a county clerk.
  • Probate records or divorce decrees from a county courthouse.
  • County histories, books or microfilm from a local library.
  • Land or burial research, including photos of grave sites.
Fees:
  • Hourly fee + expenses. Most documents require 1-2 hours.
  • Flat rate and quick turnaround for Alameda and San Francisco “informational” vital records.

Ready to order? Get a quote.

Other Services:

Document Retrieval Trips:

Travel to Salt Lake City, Portland, and various regions of California is scheduled regularly, as are occasional trips to Portland, Chicago, Denver, Washington D.C. A “No Rush” discount applies, when you’d like me to get something on an upcoming scheduled trip and don’t mind waiting up to a year.

Note: You must be able to give me the location and other pertinent details of the record. If you don’t have specifics, you need Research (see below).

Research:

I am not accepting clients for research projects at this time. If you’d like suggestions of other researchers in the area, consider a local genealogical society such as California Genealogical Society, or look for another professional researcher in the APG directory of professional genealogists.

Kim Cotton. Genealogist.
Traveling to libraries when you can’t.

What do you think?