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Sandra Klerks

Klerks Genealogy

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I have many years of experience in tracing family history for other people. My business is a small one with few overheads. This means I can offer a personal and professional service at a competitive price. I studied History, English and Italian at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Cambrigde and the University of Copenhagen. After being a teacher for 13 years I decided to finally make my dream come true and start my own company in genealogy. I am also a member of several Genealogy Societies. This background and qualifications means that I can understand the context in which your ancestors lived and, where they survived, find sources that can reveal the lives of your ancestors and the social and economic context in which they lived, in addition to records of birth, marriage and death. For example, 18th century poor law documents will tell you about the financial hardships of ancestors who were paupers. I do not just use internet resources, but am experienced in using a range of genealogical sources, for example, wills, criminal, military, poor law, newspapers, educational and occupational records. All of which can help track down those elusive ancestors and which are not available on the internet. I can decipher and read old handwriting. I always try to view original records and will visit various archives and local record offices to achieve this.

Service Description:
I make use of many sources, including those that only tend to be available in county record offices or other specialist archives. Although this list is not exhaustive, sources and records I might examine in searching for your ancestors include: Parish registers; Other church registers (e.g. Hugenots, Protestants and other religious groups); Census returns and other pre-19th century 'census substitutes'; Trade and other professional directories; Wills and other probate records & indexes; Electoral registers and poll books; Parish poor law records and workhouse registers; Birth, marriage and death indexes and certificates of General Registration; Maps (e.g. tithe maps, enclosure awards); Overseas records of births, marriages and deaths; Military records; Local and national newspapers; Cemetery records and monumental inscriptions; Passenger lists & naturalisation records; Business records.

Academic Degrees:
BA (English) ; BA (History) ; BA (Italian)

Research Specialty:
Adoption ; Catholic ; Children/Youth ; Emigration & Immigration ; Holocaust ; Jewish ; Heir Searcher ; Dutch Colonies ; Forensic ; Italian American ; Court Records

Time Period Specialty:
19th Century ; 20th Century ; 21st Century

Geographic Specialty:
Australia ; British Isles ; England ; France ; Isle of Man ; Israel ; Italy ; Netherlands ; Scotland ; Switzerland ; Belgium ; Luxembourg

Service Categories:
Conference Planner ; Editor ; Historian ; Reunion Planner ; Project Management ; Author/Writer

Accepts Clients:

P.O. Box 11047
Postal Code:
2301 EA
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