I have experience in online family research and in actual field work. I've snapped pictures of headstones at various New York City area cemeteries. I've spent the day finding Brooklyn, Queens and New York City vital records at the Municipal Archives. I've blown the dust off the books in the basement and then found nineteenth century land transfers at the Queens City Register. I've visited the Queens Library's Long Island Division to do research, and I've perused the indexes at all the Surrogate Courts. I was able to use what I found in these places to join genealogical societies such as Associated Daughters of Early American Witches, The Winthrop Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and The Flagon and the Trencher. I am familiar with the kinds of records these organizations require to satisfy membership eligibility.
Do you need someone to do Long Island research for you? If so, email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know what you specifically need--a headstone photo, a will, an obituary, whatever--and I'll let you know my rates/fees for that particular service.
Hope to hear from you!