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Services

We offer a free 20-minute phone consultation on your genealogy goals.  We will then prepare a proposal on how we might best help.  Contact scott@ancestralpast.com for more info.

We provide genealogical research, consulting and reports in the following areas:

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  • Assistance with Breaking Down Family Tree "Brick Walls"

  • ​Family Tree Research and Documentation

  • American Settlement & Migration (17th-20th centuries)

  • US Immigration from the British Isles (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)

  • US Immigration from Ireland

  • US Immigration from Germany

  • American Military Service

  • DNA Analysis and Interpretation

  • Home History

Lead genealogist, Scott Norrick, is also available for lectures and speaking to conferences, libraries, societies and clubs on the topics listed.

 

Recent genealogy presentation topics have included: 

  • Scottish Immigration to America

  • 1950 Census- Insights and Discoveries (developed for specific Midwest states and communities based on census research)

  • German Immigration to Midwest U.S. 1848-1900

  • Understanding US Census Data

  • Genealogy Resources- A Primer

Presentations over the past year have included to the following groups: 

  • McHenry County Genealogical Society (Crystal Lake, IL) In Person

  • Anoka County Historical Society (Anoka, MN) Virtual

  • Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society (Kankakee, IL) In Person

  • Elgin Genealogical Society (Elgin, IL) In Person

  • Guernsey County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society (Cambridge, OH) Virtual

  • Emmet County Genealogical Society (Petoskey, MI) In Person

  • Lebanon Historical Society (Lebanon, WI) In Person

  • Central Missouri Genealogical Society (Columbia, MO) Virtual

  • History Center of Olmsted County (Rochester, MN) Virtual

  • South Suburban Genealogical & Historical Society (Hazel Crest, IL) In Person

  • Genealogical Research Society of Eau Claire (Eau Claire, WI) Virtual

  • Boone County Genealogical Society (Lebanon, IN) Virtual

  • Huntington County Genealogical Society (Huntington, IN) Virtual

  • Northwoods Genealogical Society (Rhinelander, WI) Virtual

  • Lorain County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society (Elyria, OH) Virtual

  • Dodge and Jefferson County Genealogical Society (Watertown, WI) In Person

  • Carillon Club of Naperville (Naperville, IL) In Person

  • Tri-State Genealogical Society (Evansville, IN) Virtual

  • Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society (Stevens Point, WI) Virtual

  • Lake County Public Library (Merrillville, IN) In Person

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