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 of The Association of Professional Genealogists
Daughters of the American Revolution
Tara Ashley Fantauzzi Patregnani conducts professional genealogy research based on an hourly rate. Clients are only charged for time spent researching. All other aspects of her work; including a detailed initial case review; document analysis, transcription, and translation; document appendix; and written/verbal research reports are included free with every project.
ORAL & WRITTEN SUMMARY REPORTS | Every project includes a one-on-one phone discussion of research results accompanied by a written interpretation of research findings and Document Appendix with document images, transcriptions, and translations.
DOCUMENT APPENDIX | View & download every document Tara discovers researching your family history on your customer dashboard
FREE TRANSCRIPTIONS | Difficult to read documents are accompanied by an English transcription
FREE TRANSLATIONS | Every document in a foreign language is accompanied by its English translation
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Every project begins with a free, detailed case review including up to four hours of the genealogist's time. Tara will conduct a thorough review of all of your existing evidence and will deliver an analysis of the potential avenues for research along with a quote. After the Initial Consultation Report is delivered, clients connect for a phone discussion with Tara. Research on your project does not begin until you approve your quote, and clients have the option to change the scope or focus of their research project at any time.