When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Professional Services

Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC


Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC, provides clients with the research skills needed to be successful in climbing their family tree through our Genealogy 1-on-1 Research Services. Traditional Research is also available.

(in person or via Zoom)         
Individual and Group Instruction
One on One Class-$195-Six 90 Minute Private Lessons
Group Lessons (minimum 3 participants)-Six 90 Minute Lessons-$65 per person

90 minutes of one on one help
(in-person or Zoom)
Research Evaluation
Research Plans
Brick Walls
Blogging and Social Media
Software and Online Resources
Methodology and More
Online Tree Creation


Cheri Welcomes the Opportunity to Speak at Your Function

Contact  for Speaking Fees

Her Topics Include:

Genealogy 101~ Beginning Your Journey

Genealogy 102-Climbing Up Your Tree

Mistakes I Have Made: Confessions of a Repentant Genealogist

Back to School: Build Your Skills with Genealogy Education

Reeling ‘Em in with Cousin Bait-10 Ways to Connect with Family

From Searching to Researching: Organize Your Family History

Becoming a Professional Genealogist: From Passion to Profit

Record Methodology 

In Other News…Finding Family in the Paper

Analyzing Probate Records: Following the Clues Left After Death 
  Claiming Loyalty to the Union Cause:  Finding Ancestors in the Records of the Southern Claims Commission 

If I Knew You Were Coming, I'd Have Baked a Cake-Preparing for the 1950 Census

Diving into Directories: Ways to Find Family and Clues Between the Pages

What Does That Say? Strategies for Reading Old Handwriting

Stories Among the Headstones-Researching in the Cemetery

Someone to Watch Over Me: Guardianship Records

I Got it On eBay! Shopping for Family History

Research Methodology 

5 Elements for Sound Research: A Guide to Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard

Evidence: Direct, Indirect, or Negative? It Depends!

Finding the Living: Genealogy in Reverse

Collateral Research-Looking for the Whole Bunch

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan: The Key to Thorough Research

They Lived Where? How to Tackle a New to You Research Location

Beginning Strategies For Searching Online Records & Resources

Beyond the Basics Online Research Techniques 


Carolina On My Mind: Researching in the Palmetto State

Ethnic Groups

Discovering Enslavers in the Family Tree: 
From Reaction to Action-Remembering Names and Reuniting Families


How to Use the FamilySearch Catalog

FamilySearch Tips and Tricks


Family History-Are You Doing It? Cue the Eye Rolls and Heavy Sighs

Society Helps

Online Meetings: Helping Your Society Move into a Virtual World

More Topics on Request

Record Pulls
Copy of requested records at local repositories.
$30 per record

Traditional Client Research
Hourly Rate: $35 per hour
(Minimum 5 Hours-$175)
10 Hours-$333 (5% discount)
20 Hours-$630 (10% discount)
30 Hours $765 (15% discount)
40 Hours $998 (20% discount)
A 50% retainer fee is required before work can begin

Traditional research services include:
Review of client's previous work 
Genealogical research and analysis 
A written report of findings 
Copies of all records and documents found
Recommendations for further research

As a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Cheri adheres to the standards and practices of its code of ethics and those of the Board of Certification for Professional Genealogists.


In-person or online

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