How to Begin
If you wish to make an inquiry about Genealogy, start by sending me an email with some basic information that you know about yourself and your ancestors including their birthdates, what Village they came from in Slovakia along with their Religious Affiliation. If you do not know where they lived in Slovakia then let me know the approximate date they would have arrived in either Canada or the USA. I give all my clients a Free Consultation prior to beginning any research. I will usually contact you for any more precise information which I might need. During this time I will assess your information and advise you of what results can be expected. If after my assessing your file you wish for me to begin research for you I am asking for a deposit of $50 to begin your research. (See fees for more information )
Contact me by email and let me know what type of document and the number of pages that need translating,( ie Church Records, Passports, Letters etc.) Depending on the type of documents or the number of pages I may ask you to forward a small deposit at the time the documents are sent to me. The balance can be paid upon completion.
You can send the documents that need translating attached to an email as this is usually the quickest way to get your information to me.
Help Locating Relatives:
If you know the Name(s) and the Village(s) of your Ancestors, pass them along and I will provide a free telephone look up giving a list of names and phone numbers for you. If you wish we can write a letter of introduction in Slovak for you that can be sent to these relatives on your behalf. See "Fees" for the cost of this service.