The purpose of hour-paid research is to perform a quick and short
one case. On one end, the asked question must be simple and can't
require me to go to an external library. On the other end, the answer
is sent by email.
Here are some typical cases:
Solving a problematic case (in Quebec records) from data I have
Question about resources available to solve yourself a dead end
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Some services are free. For instances, I helped many persons to find
their French ancestor (and many shared their data later). However, if
the task is important, I can't do it for free.
Also, there is no charge to correct something in my database Genealogy
of the French in North America but be sure to have a reliable
source. I consider Tanguay (Dictionnaire des
familles canadiennes-françaises) alone as not reliable. If
Tanguay has a date different from mine, verify the original record
before contacting me.
I can't find the parents if you provide only a name. I received many
requests from Americans having as the only data the name of one person,
an approximate date, but no place, no parent and no spouse. If the name
is common enough (like nearly all families), it is often possible to
find many possible records. Also, it is possible the immigrant to USA
gave the wrong place of origin or even changed his name to something
not related at all.
You must supply enough data to make the work possible, but not
enough to make me spending your time in revising it or worse sending me
in the wrong direction.