Dancestors Genealogy
Dancestors Genealogy

Dancestors Genealogy

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Introduction: Let Dancestors Genealogy perform your search. We provide full-service genealogy services. Examples would be: • Forensic DNA research and analysis for adoptees, adopted ancestors, or biological parents, resulting in a report showing our forensic discoveries, conclusions, and next steps. • Research your family history back through time from what you already know to the furthest ancestors of interest to you. Those ancestors could be participants in the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, immigrant ancestors, or your overseas ancestors. The discoveries are recorded in a family legacy narrative. • Work on dead-end lines where your progress has been limited. • We build beautiful family history books that include your family legacy narrative, stories, pictures, and historical documents collated and bound in a leather-covered book that your family will treasure. • Use your research to build a family history book. We have lots of experience, having built over 90 family history books. We have discovered many thousands of ancestors through use of forensic DNA and using conventional GPS (Genealogical Proof Standard) research. Here is our process: • We listen to your story, your concerns, ask questions, and discuss your priorities during our free consultation. • We provide a template allowing you to record your priorities to ensure that we are all on the same page. • We will work with you to gather what you already know. That includes accessing online trees, online DNA results (we guide you through sharing), pages of family history, or completing a template we provide for you. If you do not know much, that is fine, as our job is to fill in the blanks. • We conduct research using Ancestry, Daughters of the American Revolution, FamilySearch, Findagrave, Find My Past, MyHeritage, Wikitree, subscription newspaper databases, subscription archive databases, lots of national and ethnic-specific research sites with databases, well over 100 in total. For forensic DNA research, we use Ancestry, Family Tree DNA, Gedmatch, MyHeritage, and 23andme. • We typically work in ten-hour increments. At the end of each ten-hour segment, we provide you with a report or updated narrative showing what we discovered in our search. This gives you an opportunity to ask questions as we go. Then, we agree on how to use the next ten hours (if needed) and go back to researching. • I spent 42 years managing productivity and I have established a simple and efficient process for conducting research and building narratives. • We charge $49 per hour for conventional work, with a ten-hour $490 deposit. We are able to progress the project relative to your budget. For forensic work we charge $69.50 per hour with a ten-hour $695 deposit. • Depending upon the size of the project, we can take as little as a few weeks to a few months. However, we will be in communication throughout the search. Please check out our reviews on Google and Facebook. Or you can look at our video testimonials on our website where many significant and valuable resources are available, including back-issues of our bi-weekly newsletters and educational videos. For us, this is a “for-joy” business, not just ‘for-profit”. We love to help our clients discover their heritage and complete their identity. So, please reach out to us with a call, text or email. We would love to discover and preserve your family history. Let Dancestors help you find your story!
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9 years in business

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2023

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Jack H.
Jun 12, 2023
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I have been engaged in researching my family ancestral line since 2009, subsequent to my retirement from active military service. During my research, I discovered my family line extended into the American Colonial era. My attempts to document several family ancestors who fought in the American Revolutionary War with documentary evidence, proved to be an insurmountable task for me, a novice ancestral family researcher. After an exhaustive search for a reputable ancestral research organization, I selected Dancestors Genealogy. I contacted the owner Mr. Dan Nelson in January 2023. Mr. Nelson, a very good listener, explained how he would approach my quest at a very reasonable fee. Two projects have been completed by Dancestors Genealogy in support of my quest. Both investigative research projects authored were the epitome of excellence. I could not be more pleased with the thoroughness, completeness, and attention to detail encompassed in it's preparation. Future, ancestral projects are being projected. Very Respectfully, Jack Hurley

Details: Other genealogical research • Military • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Dancestors Genealogy's reply
Thank you Jack, we enjoyed working on your ancestry!
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Terry R.
Sep 14, 2023
I have been researching my family tree for over thirty years. Through the use of traditional genealogy and DNA I have been successful in my quest except for three mystery paternal great grandparents. Reaching the proverbial brick wall, I reached out to the professionals at Dancestors in the hope of finding new leads. I just recently received their report and findings. I was ecstatic! They discovered one of my mystery great grandparents. Now I have a whole new branch on the tree to fill in. But just as significant it allows me to hyper focus on the two remaining mysteries. I couldn't be more satisfied with the professionalism, skill and expertise of the Dancestor team.
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Thumbtack Customer
Sep 6, 2023
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From Google

From Google

Dan and his wife were absolute gems in helping me to get my Dad's genealogy books published. From start to finish, they were professional, informative, and had great communication with me. They were also in contact with the publisher, on my behalf, and gave me timelines when needed. Pricing was accurate and up-front. Suggestions on how to make the books as well as proofs and updates were given throughout the process. I could not be happier with the end result. Would absolutely recommend and use Dancestors Genealogy again!
Dancestors Genealogy's reply
We were so thrilled to see you honor your father by publishing his genealogical works and even going a step further and distributing copies to the places where he did much of his work. Future descendants and researchers will be so fortunate. I am glad we could be part of the process. Thank you.
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Thumbtack Customer
Mar 25, 2023
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From Google

From Google

Information gathered supported family history and helped clarify some gaps in the family tree. Commentary was offered to address some of the concerns I had with the probability of my ancestors living in Canada and New York. It was fun to discuss other possibilities because of the history of the time period and what people were likely to do during the early 1800s along the Canada/US border after the War of 1812. Even though no new information came to light, Dancestors Genealogy helped clarify and confirm what our family understood to be the truth of our family's migration patterns after the Revolutionary War to the 1840s.
Dancestors Genealogy's reply
Thank you. Yours was a challenging case, but glad we were able to fill in some of the blanks.
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Lisa S.
Oct 11, 2023
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Dancestry did an amazing job. I found out things I have wondered about for years as my dad was adopted. Thank you as I now have closure to my dads side.

Details: Forensic / DNA • Other genealogical research • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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