Researcher for Hire:

Finding Answers for You

Carolyn's Family History Website

Looking for documents about your great-grandparents? For the date and ship your ancestor used to immigrate to America? For information about your ancestor who died during the Civil War? Looking for information about the homestead which has been in your family since the 1860s? Do you need birth or death dates?

I can find those answers for you (and more) because I am familiar with genealogical records and historical documents. I have used a variety of federal, state, local and family records when researching for my clients. My years of experience (paid and volunteer) with a variety of archives--Federal, State, University, Corporate, Church, Non-Profit--provides me with a strong background suitable for finding the information or documents you want. My family history website, which I created in 2008 and continue to update, gives you an example of the type of research I can do for you.

Research Specialties:

  • Census Records
  • Homestead and other Land Records
  • Military Records including Service Records and Pensions
  • Genealogy and Family History Records
  • Vital Statistics
  • Immigration and Passenger Arrivals
  • Library of Congress collections
  • National Archives collections
  • Knowledge of online databases
  • Newspapers


  • BA in American History, St. Olaf College
  • MA in History, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • MA in Library Science with Concentration in Archival Management, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Fees: Competitive and Reasonable; Hourly rate plus copying and postage charges.


Family History website:
An example of the scope of research I can do for you.

Webmaster: Carolyn Mankell Sowinski
Last updated: August 14, 2011