Namesake Genealogy specializes in New England and Forensic research, but is pleased to offer a variety of services based on client needs. If you don’t see what you're looking for listed here, please ask us about it!
Forensic genealogy is the specialized branch of genealogy research for which the results have legal implications. Examples include missing heir searches, adoption and estranged relative reunions, repatriation of fallen soldiers, and Italian dual citizenship applications.
If you are an attorney or insurance claims manager and you need help locating your client’s missing heirs, Namesake Genealogy can provide the expert research, analysis, and documentation needed to help solve your case. Rates are hourly and competitive to maintain the ethical standard of a disinterested third party.
If you are seeking estranged or adoptive family members, Namesake Genealogy offers compassionate, confidential, third-party communication along with professional research, analysis, and reporting.
Namesake Genealogy can also assist you in determining your eligibility for Italian dual citizenship. We can seek out your immigrant ancestor(s) and their citizenship status, obtain and prepare required documentary evidence, and guide you through the application process.
Consultation is free!
Family Trees & Pedigrees
What most people think of when they hear the word ‘genealogy’ is the compilation of a family tree or a pedigree, and for most of us, this is also the most fascinating. Tracing a family back through time and placing our ancestors into the context of history is the root (pardon the pun) of all genealogical applications, and all other specialties branch off (there it is again!) from there. Whether for personal knowledge, thoughtful gift-giving, or application to a lineage or heraldry society – whatever the reason – Namesake Genealogy can help you fill in those blanks. If you’ve started your own research, but have hit the proverbial “brick wall,” Namesake Genealogy can assist you in breaking through. While it is impossible to guarantee that the desired results will be uncovered, all research is presented in a professional report which includes notation of all findings or lack thereof.
Let us know what we can help you discover.
House History Research
“If these walls could only talk!” If you live in an older home, you’ve probably thought this very thing at one time or another. Just like families, every house has fascinating stories about its beginnings, its people, its growth, and its struggles. New England is unique in the United States for its number of antique and historical homes, many of which are as old as, if not older than, the country itself. These homes have given shelter to generations of families over the course of their lives; regrettably, they are not able to tell us about them. That doesn’t mean we aren’t able to find out, however! Are you curious about when your home was built and how it has changed over time? Would you like to know who has lived there and what life was like for them? House histories can uncover the answers to questions like these, and perhaps even expose exciting connections to historical figures and events.
Reach out today for a free consultation and unlock the doors to your home’s past.
Has your own research told you that a needed document exists at a specific location in Northern New England? If you provide the details, Namesake Genealogy can retrieve it for you (out-of-pocket fees may apply).
Do you have a certificate, a letter, or some other record with scratchy old handwriting that you just can’t figure out? Namesake Genealogy’s paleography and transcription services could be just what you need to decipher it and solve an age-old puzzle.
(Software-assisted, basic translation services also available for Spanish, French, and Italian documents.)
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