February is “Black History Month,” but when it comes to discovering their family history, some African Americans run into a roadblock because of slavery in the United States. NewsChannel 13's Elaine Houston has been wondering about her ancestors who were slaves and the impact they made on her family. Houston says she has lived a great life, traveled the world, wrote a book, produced documentaries, but she has never known who she really is -- that is, until now.
Tara is proficient in English, Dutch, Flemish Dutch, French, German, Latin, Italian, and Spanish. Her work has included research ranging from the 18th to 20th centuries in Europe, North America, South America, and Western Asia.
M.A. in Public History | B.A. in Anthropology
State University of New York at Albany
Member, The Association of Professional Genealogists
Member, Daughters of the American Revolution
Tara Ashley Fantauzzi Patregnani conducts professional genealogy research based on an hourly rate. Clients are only charged for her time spent researching. All other aspects of her work and research delivery including a detailed initial case review, document analysis, document appendix, and written and verbal research reports are included free with every project.
ORAL & WRITTEN RESEARCH SUMMARY REPORTS | Every project includes written summary reports and one-on-one discussions about research recommendations and research results
DOCUMENT APPENDIX | View & download every document on your free private customer dashboard
FREE TRANSCRIPTIONS | Difficult to read documents are accompanied by English transcriptions
FREE TRANSLATIONS | Documents in other languages are accompanied by English interpretations
GEDCOM | Database file compatible with most genealogy software enables clients to publish and explore their family tree
Every project begins with a free, detailed case review including up to four hours of Tara's time. Tara will summarize your starting point and provides a detailed analysis of potential strategies for research in her Initial Consultation Report which includes an itemized quote with specific research tasks. Clients are always encouraged to discuss recommendations with Tara and have the option to change the focus and scope of their research at any time.