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familytreesleuth

Professional genealogist who enjoys solving tough problems.

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familytreesleuth

Professional genealogist who enjoys solving tough problems.

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familytreesleuth

Professional genealogist who enjoys solving tough problems.

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familytreesleuth

Byfield, MA

Professional genealogist who enjoys solving tough problems.

$30.00/hour

Ted Russell

Byfield, MA
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Response Rate

100%

Response Time

4 days


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About Me

During a 36-year engineering career, I most enjoyed solving tough problems that required knowledge from diverse fields. In 2015, I founded Family Tree Sleuth™, where I now apply the same approach to problems requiring knowledge of geography, history, and language.

Specialties:

New England, including archival research in Essex County and vicinity
Upstate New York
French Canada
British Isles
Eastern Europe, especially Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland

Education/Training

Certificate Course in Genealogical Research, Boston University, 2015

Research Services

My services range from a single document lookup to a full genealogy report in narrative form, and anything in between. My full reports go beyond names and dates, and show as much as possible, based on available information, what your family’s native land was like (geography) when they lived there and what was happening around them at different times (history).

Research Specialities
  • Cartographic
  • Emigration/Immigration
  • French-Canadian
  • Irish
  • Polish
  • Vital Records
  • German
Research Localities
  • Essex, MA, USA
  • Ireland
  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • New Hampshire, USA
  • Maine, USA
  • Mexico
  • Massachusetts, USA
  • Vermont, USA
  • New York, USA
Research Repositories
  • Exeter New Hampshire Family History Center
  • Lynnfield Massachusetts Family History Center
  • Museum of Old Newbury
  • Newburyport Public Library Archival Center
  • Southern Essex Registry of Deeds
Lineage determination/pedigree documentation
Determining descendants of a specific individual
Brick Wall analysis and formulation of a research plan
Single surname studies
Preparation of lineage society membership requirements
Retrieval of vital record (BMD) copies from nearby archives
Obituary research in historical newspapers
Cemetery photos
Military service/pension record retrieval
Naturalization record retrieval
Court/probate record retrieval
Divorce record retrieval
Land/tax record retrieval
Photo restoration
Translation/transcription of historical documents
Preparation of family history manuscripts for publication
Preparation for analysis of results from DNA testing

Record Retrieval
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How to Hire familytreesleuth for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button at the top of this page.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask Question First" button.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Record lookup, Essex County, MA and vicinity
    I have access to libraries and cemeteries in Essex County, Massachusetts and nearby communities in Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

    $50.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Record lookup, Essex County, MA and vicinity

    $50.00/record

    Description

    I have access to libraries and cemeteries in Essex County, Massachusetts and nearby communities in Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please specify all known information about the person, place, date, and life event (birth, marriage, death) you are looking for, as well as information about the particular repository or cemetery where you think the information can be found. If I accept the job, I will begin work upon receipt of the fee.


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It was great working with Ted. He was very nice and professional, always quick to help and fast to respond to my questions. Also explained things I did not understand. Highly personable guy. Anxious to work with him again.

Theresa Davis

Research Client


Ted Russell did an excellent job for me. He found the birthplace of my mysterious great grandfather, Henry. All my family knew about him was that he left Germany around 1870 and that our family name seems to be concentrated in the region between Hamburg and Hannover. Ted was tenacious at seeking documents and corroborating facts and documents to find and confirm his birthplace and his father’s birthplace. I really believe that thanks to Ted’s excellent work that I know facts about Henry that his own son did not know.

I’ve known Ted for many years and worked with him as an engineer, so I was not surprised that he put in the extra effort to assure everything he did was correct and verified.

Steve T.


Ted Russell

Byfield, MA

$30.00 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

4 days

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About Me

During a 36-year engineering career, I most enjoyed solving tough problems that required knowledge from diverse fields. In 2015, I founded Family Tree Sleuth™, where I now apply the same approach to problems requiring knowledge of geography, history, and language.

Specialties:

New England, including archival research in Essex County and vicinity
Upstate New York
French Canada
British Isles
Eastern Europe, especially Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland

Education/Training

Certificate Course in Genealogical Research, Boston University, 2015

Research Services

My services range from a single document lookup to a full genealogy report in narrative form, and anything in between. My full reports go beyond names and dates, and show as much as possible, based on available information, what your family’s native land was like (geography) when they lived there and what was happening around them at different times (history).

Research Specialities
  • Cartographic
  • Emigration/Immigration
  • French-Canadian
  • Irish
  • Polish
  • Vital Records
  • German
Research Localities
  • Essex, MA, USA
  • Ireland
  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • New Hampshire, USA
  • Maine, USA
  • Mexico
  • Massachusetts, USA
  • Vermont, USA
  • New York, USA
Research Repositories
  • Exeter New Hampshire Family History Center
  • Lynnfield Massachusetts Family History Center
  • Museum of Old Newbury
  • Newburyport Public Library Archival Center
  • Southern Essex Registry of Deeds
Lineage determination/pedigree documentation
Determining descendants of a specific individual
Brick Wall analysis and formulation of a research plan
Single surname studies
Preparation of lineage society membership requirements
Retrieval of vital record (BMD) copies from nearby archives
Obituary research in historical newspapers
Cemetery photos
Military service/pension record retrieval
Naturalization record retrieval
Court/probate record retrieval
Divorce record retrieval
Land/tax record retrieval
Photo restoration
Translation/transcription of historical documents
Preparation of family history manuscripts for publication
Preparation for analysis of results from DNA testing

How to Hire familytreesleuth for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button to the left.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask a Question First" button.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Record lookup, Essex County, MA and vicinity
    I have access to libraries and cemeteries in Essex County, Massachusetts and nearby communities in Rockingham County, New Hamps...

    $50.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Record lookup, Essex County, MA and vicinity

    $50.00/record

    Description

    I have access to libraries and cemeteries in Essex County, Massachusetts and nearby communities in Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please specify all known information about the person, place, date, and life event (birth, marriage, death) you are looking for, as well as information about the particular repository or cemetery where you think the information can be found. If I accept the job, I will begin work upon receipt of the fee.


    ×

Reviews
References

It was great working with Ted. He was very nice and professional, always quick to help and fast to respond to my questions. Also explained things I did not understand. Highly personable guy. Anxious to work with him again.

Theresa Davis

Research Client


Ted Russell did an excellent job for me. He found the birthplace of my mysterious great grandfather, Henry. All my family knew about him was that he left Germany around 1870 and that our family name seems to be concentrated in the region between Hamburg and Hannover. Ted was tenacious at seeking documents and corroborating facts and documents to find and confirm his birthplace and his father’s birthplace. I really believe that thanks to Ted’s excellent work that I know facts about Henry that his own son did not know.

I’ve known Ted for many years and worked with him as an engineer, so I was not surprised that he put in the extra effort to assure everything he did was correct and verified.

Steve T.