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     Sandra Ashton, Professional Genealogist with more than 30+ years of experience, is ready to help YOU discover your Ancestry and unravel your Heritage.   


     The team at Family Tree Specialist has researched hundreds of Families over the past 3 decades.  

Beautiful, Detailed Narrative e-Booklets are provided for each family - reports that make it easy to understand the lives of your ancestors.


     You will not just receive charts with Names, Dates and Places - No, - you will receive a Narrative Report describing everything that can be ascertained from the records found during our extensive & thorough research.

     In addition to 30 years of experience, Sandra has taken many courses in Genealogy and has a Professional Genealogist Certificate from IAPCC.   She was also fortunate enough to work for several years at the Mecca of Genealogy - the Family History Center in Salt Lake City Utah.


     Sandra is well-noted for her ENTHUSIASM - making every client's Family Tree Project as important as her own.  She is consistently reviewed by her clients as being, "Just as Excited as They are" while working on their case.


     Sandra is open to sharing her Spiritual Beliefs about Genealogy and its importance.  She would love to speak about this with you today.  Call her NOW - (908) 414-1850 EST, 7- days.

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Family Tree Research - Genealogy - can be 

Time Consuming,  

Frustrating  &  

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Let Sandra  Alleviate  that  Stress.  

She will  Research & Report on YOUR Family Tree at a 

Fraction  of  the  Cost  &  Time

  it  would take  you to do  it  Yourself!

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About Sandra & FTS

I'm Sandra Ashton, Professional Genealogist with more  than 34 years of experience in tracing Family Trees.


 I've been doing Genealogy since 1979. 


When I started my genealogical pursuits, I did it the old fashioned way - writing to historical societies and agencies for records. 


 Now of course, the internet has made researching easier but it is still 


*very time consuming

and often confusing*

(not to mention Expensive!)


 if you are not an experienced genealogist.

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As you will read in my Success Stories, I have a fairly quick turn-around time and I have the


MOST REASONABLE, AFFORDABLE RATES. 


I do this because it is my passion - like a calling in life. 


Reach out to us TODAY(this will secure your  Family Tree in our queue)

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If you are asking yourself, 

"How will I find my Heritage?"  

Who can help me with my Family search - 

Stop asking and pick up the phone! 

 Call TODAY and Let's Get Started!

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*SO HOW DOES IT WORK?


*It’s a lot Easier


(and Far Less Expensive)


than you may think!


1. Simply Call or email with your Family/Ancestors’ information.

2. Decide on the number of hours you would like your Family Researched.

3. An Invoice will be sent to your email address that can be paid by *Any Major Credit Card, *PayPal, *VENMO, *ZELLE or *Check/Money Order.

4. Allow from 2 – 5+ weeks for turn-around.

**Call at any time for updates.

5. You will receive a Beautiful, Detailed Narrative Report in an e-booklet format along with Pedigree Charts.


*WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY REPORT?


The lives of your Ancestors will be described to you with as much detail that can be found in the # of hours for which you have contracted.


*Birth Records

*Marriage Records

*Death Records

*Census

*Military

*News Articles

*Obituaries

*Copies of all Certificates found and


- YES -


even occasionally -


**photographs of

ancestors,

their headstones,

their homes or farms

maps, etc.


I put 110% in to Your family as if it was my own.

***I want this to be a Success just as much as you do!***


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I’m available to speak by phone 7-days a week, 10am-8pm EST.

This is my Passion and I’m happy to share it with you! 

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In the early years I traced my father's tree back several hundred years, to the mid 1600's when my 10th great-grandfather left the Netherlands to make his new home in what is now Manhattan. He owned the land that the Empire State Building now stands on.  


On my mother's side I learned that my 11th great grandfather left England in 1639 and settled the New Haven Colony, holding many important government positions. 


On one branch I traced back to 1354 to my 18th Great Grandfather, the last native Prince of Wales - Owain Glyndwr.  

   

After years of researching and collecting data I wrote two books - one on each parent's side.  I would be happy to send you excerpts.

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*Many of the Historical Photographs on this page are from my Own Family Tree.

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While there are numerous ancestry search sites where you can try to search yourself, they are expensive and can be very confusing.


  Doing your own research can be very 

*time consuming &

frustrating. 


This is where we step in.


For a very reasonable rate I will gladly take on the task of finding your ancestors and putting the information in a format you can understand.

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The two books I have written were not just names and dates. 


I was able to piece together history, giving my family a more accurate picture of our ancestors' roles in this world. 


It was through 


*thorough and diligent research* 


that I was able to do this - 


the same 


*thorough and diligent service*


 I will provide to you.


Referrals are always Proudly Provided.  


You can also read many of my success stories throughout this site.

Do you guarantee you will be able to find my ancestors?


**While I have had very many great successes, there is never a guarantee that your particular ancestors can be found.


Census takers sometimes missed people, courthouses were burned, and in some areas, records were just not kept.


I will do my best to find out what I can about your Family Tree. However, research into your Tree is based on hours worked and payment is due regardless.


You will find my rates extremely reasonable at just $47 per hour! (Excessive print-outs, copies, & postage are extra)

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When a "Brick-wall" is hit, I recommend rather than stopping at it, to go around it! By following both paternal and maternal lines I have gotten back to ~1300's with some very colorful stories.


Please keep in mind:

Federal censuses are mostly reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator.


Information may have been given to a census taker by *any member of the family or even by a neighbor.


Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately falsified. Some people may have lied for various reasons: To get married, to avoid or join the military, to make a baby legitimate, immigration status, vanity, etc.


It's not uncommon to see a woman shave a decade off her age from her 1st Census until her last.


Census takers missed people, misheard people and were just not thorough. This can present some challenges.


Ancestors could also prove difficult - In one census they may have used their given name, and in the next one used a nickname or a different spelling.


Take into consideration one situation from my Family Tree that kept me in knots for many years.


I had 3 ancestors "JAMES VOORHIS" (Grandfather, Father & Son) but I could not find them in the census records or practically any records! This perplexed me terribly.


Well, after several years I discovered that each of them went ONLY by their MIDDLE names.


I knew from family records they were all named James, but in census and even burial, they went by their middle names.


Sometimes information comes pouring out,

sometimes it's a drizzle

and sometimes it's a drought.


I cannot guarantee you that I will be able to provide you with a perfect pedigree chart or with dozens of ancestors, but I CAN Guarantee you that I will put my whole heart into YOUR Family so YOU can have the same feeling I get when I discover something about my Heritage.


I want this to be successful as much as you do. 


Genealogy is my Joy!

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*What do these abbreviations/terms mean?


b. Born (give date/month/year, or just year or approximate year)

d. Died (same as above)

m. Married (same as above)

p. or pl. place (give city/county/state when you can)

F or FA Father

abt. About

a. around

circa. around/about (such as "he was born Circa 1900)

~ Approximately

Many More Children Followed

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


HOW DO I BEGIN?


IT'S EASY!:


Go to the LET’S GET STARTED  page and follow the

4 *Easy* Steps:


1) Print/View the PEDIGREE CHART & FAMILY GROUP RECORDS (FGRs).


2) Fill them in to the best of your ability.


3) Submit them to me along with your payment. 

We accept all 

-Major Credit Cards, 

-Checks/Money Orders, 

-VENMO, 

-Zelle, and

- PayPal. 


 See LETS GET STARTED Page (mid-way down)


4) Wait for your Family Tree to arrive. (about 2-5 weeks* see below).


* I don’t know all of the information the form is requesting – now what?


Don’t worry about it -


 Fill in what you DO KNOW. 

If you know only very, very little, perhaps there is an older relative who can help fill in some blanks.


 Either way, we can - and almost ALWAYS do work with less information than what the form is asking. 


 We start with what we know and work backwards.


*My Grandparents came from Italy in the early 1900's. Can you help?


Unfortunately, if your family has only been here a couple of generations, we may not be able to help you very much. I specialize in North America, and the UK. I certainly will try though. 


 A woman hired me to search her grandfather who came from Lithuania around 1915. I told her I probably couldn't do much for her, but would search for an hour or 2 and then refund the balance of her payment. WELL, I was able to find her


 grandfather's 

ship papers, 

several Census records, 

Social Security and other information. 

 I was able to piece together a story for her, her grandfather's date of immigration, 

description of his physical build,

 how he paid to get here, 

his occupations, 

his parents' names, 

income, 

obituary as well as a newspaper article 

about him speaking at a local school in the early 1950's.


 It took about 4-5 hours and we were both delighted!


*How much time until I get my Family Tree Package? - {see note below}


That depends on several issues:


* How much information I can find.


 If I can go many generations back, it's going to take several weeks (I do my best to never go more than 4-5 weeks - I know how exciting it is!)


On average it takes at least 3 weeks to come up with something.


(A client I recently worked with asked me to explore his paternal grandfather's line. Information on his maternal grandmother's line was come across and suddenly he wanted that too. 


 What should have been a 6-8 hour job has now turned into a 12-15 hour job, but I was able to find SO much on so many branches,, complete with lots of military, immigration, obituaries, and much more. He's a very happy client! )


* My schedule. 


 If I have several clients submit their paperwork around the same time, then I do it in the order it was received. 

 Which is why I say, 


"CONTACT US *TODAY!*"


  Even if you know very little, we'll begin and you'll have secured your place in my schedule.

I 'Think' I know where my grandparents came from...  Should I put that on the form?


YES! 


Put any information you are​ making an 


EDUCATED GUESS


 about and mark it with a (G)” so I know it’s a good guess.  

The Family Group Record looks Daunting!! HEL!!


It does request a lot of information, but you only fill in what YOU KNOW.


 Don’t be intimidated by it.


 I can (and almost always do) work with less.


 If you can list the husband and wife, along with any of their children and approximate birth years, that would be great. If you know more, wonderful! If you know less, just fill in what you can.


If you are filling them in for your grandmother, do one with her as the Wife.


List your Grandfather (with their birth dates (or approximate years) with as much as you can of their children. Then fill one out, if possible, with her listed as a CHILD.


 Enter what you can about her parents (names, nicknames, maiden, approx. birth years, and any siblings you can think of,)


If you know Grandma had a brother named "Ed," I can use that to search for an "Edward," an "Edmund," "Edgar" etc. If she had a sister, "Polly," I know that often females called Polly were really "Mary."


If you know your father was born in 1930 but you have no idea on your grandparents' birth dates, we can approximate them with an educated Guess (G). 


 If you know he was the oldest child, with couples marrying near 20-25 years old and a baby often coming 2 years after the marriage, we do the math.


As much information you can supply the easier/less time consuming for me - Less expensive for you! 

I'm getting this Family Tree done as a gift and need  it soon.  Can you help?


I always try to accommodate my clients and will work to complete your Family Tree as soon as possible.


 Let me know in the beginning that it is needed quickly and I will adjust my schedule accordingly to help you out. Always include your phone number(s). 


ALSO: If your Tree can absolutely not be finished in time for the gift, I do have a *Gift Certificate*   I can email or postal mail acknowledging that a Family Tree is in progress. 


This can be made for any occasion. Contact me to see a sample.

I'm ready to start - What should I do? 

Great! You can call (908) 414-1850 or email me with any questions or jump right to the Let's Get Started Page and follow the 4 Easy Steps.


 You can send the papers and payment right in, or you can call me to tell me they're on their way. 


(This allows me to adjust my schedule)


 It's NOT complicated. Just fill in what you know.



I see that other genealogists charge $75-$200+ an hour.   Why are your rates So Low?


Genealogy is my passion. I’ve been doing this since I was 12 years old. I have even written two books on both my parents' lineages.


 It was the most fulfilling experience of my life.


I want to share that feeling with others by helping them discover their roots.


 I only charge enough to cover my time and expenses. There’s no huge profit here. I consider what I do a service to others. It’s my calling in life. 





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