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Genealogy Freelancers


Genealogy FreelancersEvery genealogist at some point will hit a brick wall – that point where you cannot find the piece of information or the person you are looking for.  Other times you may require a document that is only held in a repository but you are unable to travel to it due to distance.  This is where a professional genealogist can be of assistance and a site such as Genealogy Freelancers have them ready to assist with your genealogical problem.


In 2016, whilst I was studying Convict Ancestors in my Diploma of Family History, I wanted to look at my third great-grandfather, George Brand’s criminal record.  I was able to find the prison records for his time incarcerated in England and Australia but was unable to access more than an index for his trial.  I discovered that Scottish records are not available through popular genealogical sites Ancestry and FindmyPast.  To access Scottish birth, marriage, death, census returns and much more has to be done through Scotland’s People.  However, even they do not hold all records.


Genealogy FreelancersI had found George’s criminal records in the indexes on genealogical sites but was unable to access the actual documents as they were held in a repository in Edinburgh, Scotland.  At that time I had no plans of travelling to the UK so I needed to come up with a solution to accessing these records.  I decided to hire a professional genealogist, a person with extensive experience in genealogical research who hire their services out.


Genealogy Freelancers

A great website is Genealogy Freelancers, a site where professional genealogists and the general public meet.  It works in two ways:

  1. Professional genealogists can register on this site to advertise their services and then they bid on jobs that meet their skill set.
  2. General members post their genealogy job and the professional genealogist’s bid for the job.  You then hire the genealogist whose quote best meets your needs.

Genealogy Freelancers - worldwide genealogy experts


The services offered include:

Custom Research: Hire an experienced professional to do your entire family tree or to simply start your project with a few branches at a time.

Live Relation Search: Families can lose touch with each other in time and as the years pass, they are often forgotten entirely. Find your long-lost family members in nearly anywhere in the world.

Document Translations: Have you got an ancestral document that is in a language you can’t read? Post it on Genealogy Freelancers and let an experienced translator assist.

Look Ups: If you are in search of a particular document that might help fill a hole in your family tree, a record lookup is just what you need.

Record Pick-Ups: Need a particular record from another state or province? Is the idea of hitting the road just to retrieve this document too daunting? Hire a local Specialist to grab it for you and send it via post.

Village Photography: There is no better way to get a feel for your roots than seeing it in pictures. Hire a local researcher to take photos of your familial gravestones, ancestral village and more.

Mentor: If you are trying to tackle your own family history mystery and need a helping hand, consider paying a Professional a fee to advise you.

Publishing: Create the perfect family heirloom to pass down from generation to generation. Once you’ve traced your tree, consider having it bound professionally.

Calligraphy: Nothing adds a final touch to a family book or project like calligraphy. A true compliment to any ancestral endeavour.


All you have to do is put your request on the site, review the offers you receive, and then select your genealogist.  As you can see from the range of options available there will be somebody, somewhere in the world able to assist with your project.

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Your Research

The Genealogy Freelancer you hire can look up the document you require, take photos of it, and email you a copy of it for your research.  You don’t need to leave the comfort of your loungeroom.  One thing you do need to be mindful of, that not all family history brick walls can be solved.  They may find your missing piece of the puzzle, however, this cannot be guaranteed.  Sometimes you just have to accept that a document does not exist.


Where to from here?

Do you have a brick wall you need breaking down?

Do you have a document you need to be transcribed?

Do you need a copy of a document that is only available from a physical repository?


Click on the image below and head to Genealogy Freelancers today and get professional assistance for your genealogy problem.

Genealogy Freelancers - worldwide genealogy experts



  1. Fred
    February 22, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks Megan for this information. this will be very useful when it comes to finding out where and old ancestor may of came from. I’ve not yet started a family tree, but wanting to when I find the time.

    • Megan
      February 23, 2018 at 8:01 am

      Hi Fred

      I’m so glad you found this article helpful. Starting your family tree does not need to be time-consuming. It’s amazing what you can do in just 30 minutes a day. I say don’t put off something that you really want to do because of lack of time. Sit down, set a timer, and for 30 minutes write out what you know – your details, your parents, your grandparents. The next day phone family members and find who has the documents – birth, marriage, death certificates. The next day add this information to your chart. As you can see, you can quickly start building your tree in a small amount of time. Let me know if I can be of assistance!

  2. penelope
    February 23, 2018 at 4:18 am

    What a great profession, I had no idea you could hire a genealogy freelancer! But it makes perfect sense for records that are not online, or in different languages, or even just for all the hard-to-track stuff that a legit genealogist would know how to do. You learn something new every day!

    • Megan
      February 23, 2018 at 8:02 am

      Hi Penelope

      Isn’t it wonderful that there are people out there who have such a great skill set that they can assist you with that brick wall? I never knew of Genealogy Freelancers until I had to track down someone to assist with my query. So glad I taught something today!


  3. Yvette Clayton
    February 26, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    As usual, this is awesome information. I never know how to get someone to assist with genealogy. This is very helpful information to have. I may be in need of one as I am gathering more and more of my family information. Now I know what do do if I get stuck. Thank you very much for this wonderful share.


    • Megan
      February 26, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      Hi Yvette

      I am so glad this post was helpful to you. It is amazing how easily we can find someone to help us in this age of information!


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