Have you been working on a family tree of your Trentino ancestors? Have you hit ‘brick walls’ in your research or struggled to understand the resources you have found? Or maybe, you’d love to have a family tree, but you simply don’t have the time (or interest!) to do the legwork required.
These are all good reasons for thinking about hiring a genealogist, especially one who is familiar with the idiosyncrasies of your ancestry.
There is never a ‘one size fits all’ approach to researching someone’s ancestry. Everyone wants something different, and every family tree poses different challenges. That’s why, before I agree to work with a client, I always have a chat with them (on Skype) to discuss their project, their expectations AND their budget. Being clear about all these things from the very start is the best way to ensure my clients will be happy with the work I do for them.
Before requesting a (free) Skype chat, I ask that you first carefully read through this 2-page info pack describing my genealogy research services and fees:
In your email:
- Please DON’T send me your complete family history or family trees
- Please DO give me a rough idea of how much research you have already done (if any)
- Please DO give me a rough idea of where you may be stuck in your research
- Please DO tell me tell me the parish(es) or the part of Trentino your family came from (if you know). If you don’t know anything about your family’s origins, that’s OK, as long as you are sure your family came from somewhere in Trentino.
If you’ve read the info pack but you still have questions you would like to ask before requesting a Skype chat, drop me a line via the contact form and I will reply.
I look forward to hearing from you!
LYNN SERAFINN is a bestselling author, online marketing consultant and genealogist specialising in the families of the Giudicarie Valley. She is also the author of the regularly featured column ‘Genealogy Corner’ for Filò Magazine: A Journal for Tyrolean Americans.
Born in New York, and now living in England, Lynn’s father Romeo Serafini immigrated with his parents and siblings from Santa Croce del Bleggio to the Pennsylvania coal mines shortly after World War 1. Author Father Bonifacio Bolognani cites her great-granduncle Luigi Parisi as the founder of the Trentini community in Brandy Camp, Pennsylvania in the late 19th century.
Through extensive research, she has already linked together many thousands of Trentini in an extended family tree. Now her ongoing vision is to create a genealogical ‘map’ of everyone either born in Bleggio, or whose ancestors came from there, from the 1400s to the current era, to serve as a visual and spiritual reminder of how we are all connected.
To speak with Lynn about how you can find out more about your own Trentini ancestry, drop her a line via the contact form on this website.