I am not accepting new clients at this time unless they have a connection to my family tree.
|Georgeann Malowney offers research services specializing in Scots-Irish, Famine Irish, Pennsylvania, Colonial Maryland, Colonial New England, Internet research, Library research, Washington libraries and archives.|
Nearly all of Georgeann's ancestry is Scots-Irish or Famine Irish. She is continually finding information to make their histories more complete. She is familiar with migration patterns of the Irish in America, church records, and Irish and Catholic fraternal organizations.
Georgeann has been researching family and community histories for many years. She created one-name studies for MALOWNEY, McREDMOND and ODENBAUGH (her grandmother's maiden name) to organize and analyze all records for those unique surnames. She has authored family histories including MALOWNEY Family History Worldwide and updated FULTON Family of Westmoreland County, PA. She is developing community histories for Springfield, Ohio and Redmond, WA.
Requests generally fall into two categories:
Those who are advanced in their research might have have ancestors already in our master database. Interests include documentation for lineage applications and further research on their family histories including publications. We are very interested in working to document each generation, create photo-histories, biographies and research to be cherished by generations to come.
Beginning Genealogists generally want guidance on websites, query writing, and ordering records. They often want to find others researching their tree. Some want to create one name studies for their surnames. Sometimes we have created separate databases for their research which we post online. Some are experienced researchers that have been unable to break a "brick wall" for years and want a review of their research to date.
Researching family history is a personal experience. Georgeann has many tips from her years of experience. Searching unique surnames like MALOWNEY or McREDMOND requires different tactics than names like WHITE. Some people create one-name studies to analyze all records for some surnames. Some need to study all the people in the same general area with a surname to identify the relationships until they find their ancestors. It is important to use * or "wildcards" with portions of some surnames to retrieve additional names with spelling variations. Remember, your ancestors names were usually recorded by others who might not have understood their Irish broque.
Some Irish surnames Georgeann has researched include: Barry, Biggins , Campbell , Chapman, Churchill, Connaughton/Cavenaughton,Craig, Curry, Dean, Devaney, Donahue, Dugan, Fulton, Garrity, Geraghty, Gibson, Griffin, Guthrie, Hartley, Kearns, Lawless, Lyle, Maloney, Malowney, Mapel/Maple, Marquis, Mason, McCardell, McClain/McClean, McConnell, McFarland, McGivney, McRedmond, Mitchel, Moloney/Molony, Moorhead, Morse, Mullowney, Murphy, Rea, Rooney, Shields, Sloan, Urie, White.
Community histories for:
Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio
Colonial New England Ancestors of Diana: Belcher, Colver/Culver, Everett, Gardner, Harwood, Locke, Manning, Pepper, Priest and Stearns.
German ancestors in Colonial Maryland - Jonas ODENBAUGH in Baltimore County, MD, Eberhart and FRY/FREY/FREY in Frederick, Frederick Co., MD
Previous research included:
Previous and Current Irish research includes:
Research Services Frequently Requested
Documentation for Lineage Applications an example of a National Society of Colonial Dames application (in progress).
research (land records, births and deaths prior to 1907, marriages,
divorces, probate, and civil and criminal case records.
Funeral Home records
Irish and Scots-Irish in the American Revolution
Newspaper search (obituaries, wedding and anniversary announcements)
Published histories and record extracts
Personal Library of Books & CDs
Six years experience as a professional genealogist
Created www.irishgenealogy.com in 1997
Author of numerous family histories
Member of Eastside Genealogy Society
Member of Fiske Genealogical Foundation
Member of Irish Heritage Club of Seattle
Member of Pacific Northwest Writer's Guild
20 years experience in the software industry, proficient in digital imaging and electronic publishing.
Traveled for over five years in over sixty countries including Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, all Western European countries, Argentina, and the numerous Caribbean Islands.
I charge for all research and reporting time. I do not charge for travel to the repositories I visit regularly. I do charge for time to travel to other sites such as county courthouses. The stated fee includes incidental copy and postage fees.
An hourly rate is charged, which includes initial review of request, actual research hours, and report preparation. Charges for expenses might include photocopies, postage, long-distance phone calls, mileage, and parking fees.
For an estimate or specific fee information, please send details of your research problem to email@example.com
Request for Research
Please include "request for estimate of costs for research services" when you email regarding services you would like to pay for. If it is within the scope of my specialties, I'll send a estimate, if not, I can refer you to other researchers.
Send research problem, stating your goals of this particular search, along with deposit and authorization of specific amount of time allowed to be spent or dollar limit. (Payment can be made by paypal, check, or money order.)
If further research is still possible beyond the specified limit, a preliminary report will be furnished along with suggestions of further research that can be done.
Research requests are handled in the order received. If the research cannot be completed within three weeks of date request is received, the client will be notified.
All requests should include any of the following information that would aid in the research:
Family group sheets on those families involved.
List of previous research done. (The client is responsible for any duplication of previously done research that he has not informed the researcher about.)
Copies of key proof documents.
Often it is more beneficial to do a total family research, rather than searching only a direct ancestry. Please advise if specific items need to be researched or whether general research on the family is desired.