Research Planning

How do you like to travel?

Do you pick a point on a map, get in the car and go, and hope you find adventure and fun along the way?

Or do you plan?

What about your research?

Do you pick a subject and just hope you find useful information?

I’m a planner. I like to know that I will be rewarded with fun and interesting things along the way. This comes from years of traveling on a budget – both time and disposable income are precious commodities! I frequently combine trips to research repositories or places of ancestral interest with my love for road trips and travel. My research goals for these trips is planned for efficiency and reward just like the road trip is.

Whether you are driving a few counties away to visit a courthouse, or planning a week-long stay where great Uncle Clarence raised his seven children on an alpaca farm, I can help you make the most of it.

Complete the contact form below – let me know where you want to go and how to reach you to get your plan started!

Rates for travel planning will vary, but generally you can expect:

A Basic Locality Guide tailored to your research goals, travel style, and likeliest resources available in the area you are visiting. Locality guides will detail location, parking, hours of operation, anticipated resources, restrictions for use or copying materials, places to eat, sleep and nearby points of historical interest. Starting at $65.

Sample locality guides:

Basic Locality Guide – Cullman AL

Basic Locality Guide – Lewisburg TN

A Detailed Genealogy Research Trip Plan including the above Basic Locality Guide with added resources, repository call numbers, suggested itinerary, and points of contact in the area specific to one research goal. Starting at $129.

Sample coming soon!

Each plan includes a free 15 minute phone consultation to assess your planning needs. In order to best meet your research goals, you will be asked questions regarding some personal travel preferences, limitations, expectations and research and travel goals.