Research Services

Welcome to Lisa S. Gorrell Research Services

We are located in Martinez, California in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and easily able to reach into the greater Sacramento area.

We provide:
   * research services for local records and off-site record 
   * mentoring services for beginning genealogists and those with tough research questions
   * lectures and classes for genealogists of all levels

Our Mission is:
to research our client’s families accurately and thoroughly, and present the story of their ancestors in an accurate & entertaining way. We will do this by adhering to the Genealogical Proof Standard and abiding by the Code of Standards of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Description of Services:

60-90 minute presentations on beginning genealogy, using city directories, writing your family history, German research, breaking brick walls, to name a few. Contact me for other subjects of interest.

20 hour course in beginning and intermediate genealogy with hands on activities and homework.

Research Advice and Custom Research Planning:
Let us review your previous research and help you with future research goals. Minimum 2 hours.

Research Family Lines:
This involves reviewing your previous research, setting new research goal, conducting the research, and writing reports of the research. Minimum 4 hours.

Record Retrieval:
Let us retrieve that vital record, land, or probate record from local government offices, obituary or other newspaper item from libraries and archives, and other research items from archives.

Contact us using this link.