Bill Utterback, CG
GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN THE JACKSON PURCHASE AREAS OF KENTUCKY & TENNESSEE
BALLARD, CALLOWAY, CARLISLE, FULTON, GRAVES, HICKMAN, MARSHALL & McCRACKEN COUNTIES IN KENTUCKY AND HENRY & WEAKLEY COUNTIES IN TENNESSEE
39 years experience in research in western Kentucky and the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky
Graduate - Samford University Institute of Genealogical & Historical Research - Advanced Methodology Course
Graduate - National Institute of Genealogical Research - Washington, DC
Graduate - Samford University Institute of Genealogical & Historical Research - Genealogy As a Profession
Recipient of "The 2000 Western Kentucky Outstanding Service to Genealogy Award" from the Kentucky Genealogical Society
Member - Association of Professional Genealogists
Graduate of the National Genealogical Society's American Genealogy course
Instructor in U.S. Land & Property Research for the International Internet Genealogical Society University
Instructor at college level: Advanced Genealogy Courses
Served as Genealogical Instructor for AOL's On-Line Campus
Host of the Calloway KYGenWeb county web sites
Host of the KYJacksonPurchase, KYMarsha, KYMcCrack, KY-Ballar, KYCallow, and KYHickma Mail Lists, as well as the RootsWeb Professional Genealogists mail list, and Gen-Court-Records List.
Member of the National Genealogical Society, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Genealogical Society, and numerous other county and regional genealogical and historical societies
Commissioned a "Kentucky Colonel" in 2001 by Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton in recognition of contributions to Kentucky genealogy.
Document transcription, extraction and abstraction
Cemetery research(including grave marker photography)
Land and Property Research Throughout Kentucky
On-site courthouse and county research, where necessary
Lecture & Seminar Presentations
Huge personal library of resources(600+ reels of microfilm, among other resources) on Western Kentucky & the Jackson Purchase area
Regularly scheduled research trips to the area, as well as to the Kentucky Archives in Frankfort
$25.00/hour, with a minimum of two hours. Other expenses, such as photocopies, will be billed at cost(usually 15-40 cents per copy, depending on repository).
Retainer = $40.00 (May be waived)
For on-site research, travel to each county, beyond the primary county for which research is specified, is $20.00.
Grave marker photography is $40.00 per cemetery in the same county, plus cost of film (about $4.00 per 24-print B&W roll or $2.00 per digital print prepared on photographic paper) and mailing back to client. Individual names to be photographed must be supplied by client.
If you are interested in retaining my services, I will be happy to evaluate your proposed assignment, and, without charge, give you an estimate of the time that I believe will be required to complete the assignment. Only hours which you authorize will be undertaken. You will receive a complete, detailed Research Report at the conclusion of the assignment, with resources cited, and findings noted and evaluated. I will also ask for copies of any prior research notes you may have on the assignment, in order to avoid duplication of effort, although I may occasionally request authorization to check a resource which the client has already consulted if I believe there may be more data to be gleaned from it. Potential clients should be aware that there are no guarantees that I, or any other researcher, will be able to make "breakthroughs" on various genealogical problems. I will make every effort to gather as much data as possible toward that end, however.
You may contact me in any of the following ways:
By E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By US Mail:
Post Office Box 51796
Amarillo, TX 79159-1796