Introducing a New Service:
In 2016 I started The Psychogenealogist to help people find and tell their family history stories. Since then I have informally helped MANY of you with your genealogy and family tree questions and curiosities through emails, Facebook comments, and Facebook Messenger discussions. I have also shared hundreds of my own family discoveries along the way.
I hope you have found that not only useful, but encouraging! I love doing it!
Today I am excited to announce a more formalized version of that service that, up until now, I have happily provided for free.
What is “Consult With The Psychogenealogist”?
It is a uniquely tailored, primarily online (email and Facebook Messenger) consultation with me (Steve, aka The Psychogenealogist) to address and explore your specific genealogy and family history questions. These consultations are currently offered in one week long increments.
Here are just some of the MANY issues we could focus on (or ALL of them as time allows).
Ancestry.com Family Tree assistance
Helping you create a basic ancestry.com family tree. I can create it for you (with your input of course) and hand it over to you after it gets going. Or, I can help walk you through the process.
Comprehensive Newspaper Clipping Searches
Comprehensive newspaper clipping searches for your family. I have full premium access to several newspaper clipping websites including:
These are invaluable resources that have helped me make hundreds of personal family discoveries. I know tips and tricks with these sites that can save you time and get you results that you would otherwise miss. For every article I find related to your family I will send you a link where you can download and print directly. If links aren’t available I will email you a copy of the article.
Other Research searches, guidance, and tips
I can help guide you through some of the MANY valuable research tools that I have used in my own family research, including:
Genealogy DNA guidance
I have personal experience using several genealogy DNA services that I can share with you. These include:
Sharing your family history coaching
I love a a good story and I guarantee that there are several in your family tree. I’ll help you find, write, and share them. This might include:
Writing prompts, style suggestions, and structured assignments
Instruction and suggestions for private Facebook genealogy groups that you can create and maintain
General encouragement with your genealogical endeavors
What a “Consult With The Psychogenealogist” is NOT:
Professional Psychological Service
Though my professional training as a clinical psychologist greatly informs my genealogical interests and story telling, a Consult With The Psychogenealogist is NOT a professional psychological service for emotional or mental health needs.
A Guarantee ALL of your Genealogy Mysteries will be solved
My experience is that difficult genealogical questions take years of diligent and focussed inquiry. We MIGHT luck out, but don’t expect to find that long lost relative you’ve been looking decades for, or to document a paper trail of your Native American heritage.
How it works!
Submit an initial no obligation inquiry
Fill out the form below with some of your specific family history questions and curiosities.
Receive initial inquiry email response
After reviewing your initial inquiry I will send you a detailed response with an assessment what assistance I may be able to offer you.
Make online payment
If you decide to move forward, this payment secures an agreed upon period of consultation and start date. During that time you will receive AT MINIMUM:
One detailed email response per day to any email inquiries you make. You'll receive these responses within 24 hours, and usually much sooner than that.
Ongoing communications via Facebook Messenger for shorter questions or discussion. During daytime hours Facebook Messenger inquiries are usually addressed in a couple of hours.
Quick phone or video calls (less than 10 minutes) are available if scheduled in advance at no extra charge. Longer calls may require additional fees.
Links or files (sent via email) of any documents I find for you during the period of consultation. These can be stored or printed at your convenience.
A “Consult With The Psychogenealogist Summary” emailed to you at the end of the consultation recapping the main work and discoveries. It will also include some suggestions for future work or inquiries should you wish to schedule another week of consultation.