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Scholes Genealogy Service

Frequently Asked Questions




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Can you help me find my family member?

We do empathize with those of you who are searching for your father, mother, or siblings. However, we do not have access to contemporary records needed to help you. Privacy laws restrict our access to many modern records. We suggest that if you need post 1940 research on living individuals that you consider hiring a private investigator.

Are there any additional charges ?

No. All photocopy costs, postage and handling, long distance phone calls, microfilm and record fees are all included in the research package price.

How much is this going to cost me?

The answer to that question really depends upon what you want to have done. Do you want us to just research one individual? or one family? or one ancestral line... or, do you want to have extensive multigenerational research done? or maybe a family history book written? The final cost really depends on the number of hours it takes to reach your research goal.

Is it safe to pay online ?

Yes. Pay Pal uses SSL technology to keep your information safe. In addition, when you send a payment using Pay Pal, the recipient won't receive sensitive financial information like your credit card or bank account number. This way, you don't have to worry about paying people you don't know.

Are there payment options?

There are several payment options. You can pay with credit card online using Pay Pal. And, you can send a check or money order made payable to Scholes Genealogy Services. If you send a check, we will wait until the check clears before starting any research.

How is my research package mailed?

We mail the research packages via the United States Postal Service.

Does Scholes Genealogy Services have a privacy policy?

Yes, we have a privacy policy.

What types of records do you search?

We search an assortment of record sources. Which may include but is not limited to the following:

  1. Compiled Sources and Newspapers
    1. Family histories and genealogies
    2. Local histories
    3. Compiled lists and directories
    4. Biographical works
    5. Genealogy and historical publications
    6. Compendum genealogies
    7. Special manuscripts and collections
    8. Newspaper notices (obituaries, marriages, deaths)
  2. Vital Records
    1. Birth
    2. Marriage
    3. Death
  3. Church Records
    1. Baptismal and Christening
    2. Confirmations
    3. Marriages
    4. Deaths
  4. Census Records
  5. Probate Records
  6. Wills
  7. Government and local land records
  8. Court records
  9. Military records
  10. Cemetery and burial records
  11. Immigration
  12. Ship passenger lists
  13. Naturalization records

    How long will it take for you to finish my research package?

    The answer to that question really depends upon what you want to have done. However, most research packages are completed within 8-12 weeks. When we order civil documents we need to wait for them to arrive in the mail. We usually receive microfilms in 2-3 weeks.

    If you have a question, that wasn't listed here. Please, feel free to contact us by email. We encourage your feedback and will do everything we can to meet your needs.

    Scholes Genealogy Services
PO Box 432, Hancock, Maine 04640
Telephone: (207) 664-0726