Genealogical Research

Have you started researching your family, but have become overwhelmed in the details? Or, have you always wondered about your family history, but are not sure where to begin?

Skeleton Key Genealogy will work with you to review what you already know, establish research goals, and develop a plan to reach those goals.

Family History Books

If you are enthralled with the Book of Life that Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents to his guests of Finding Your Roots, then you have come to the right place. Using your photos and the documents you have uncovered (or I have uncovered for you), I will create a 12×12 inch Family History Book showcasing your family.

Example documents

Skeleton Key Genealogy Conducts On-Site Research

We’ll research at any repository in southeastern Pennsylvania and central/southern New Jersey, including, but not limited to:

  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania State Archives
  • Henry Janssen Library
  • Free Library of Philadelphia
  • City Archives of Philadelphia

But Skeleton Key Genealogy does more than just look up records!

Photography & Archival Documents

We’ll also take pictures of buildings, homes, churches, and headstones. Photos are delivered as high-resolution jpg or print.

Skeleton Key Genealogy is also able to hunt down and obtain archival documents located in southeastern Pennsylvania and central/southern New Jersey.

Example documents

Completing Lineage Applications

Skeleton Key Genealogy will provide a free one-hour consultation of your previously collected documents. Further review of collected documents, as well as additional research will be billed at $30 per hour. Additional fees may apply; refer to Fee Schedule.

Please note that Skeleton Key Genealogy works within the guidelines of the specific lineage society but cannot guarantee acceptance.