Professional Services

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

Contents

Background

Type of Assignments Accepted

Resources

Fee Structure

Research Protocol & Contact Information

Background

Certified Genealogist

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.

TYPE OF ASSIGNMENTS ACCEPTED

Literature surveys

Document transcription, extraction and abstraction

Cemetery research(including grave marker photography)

Land and Property Research Throughout Kentucky

Lineage research

On-site courthouse and county research, where necessary

Consultation services

Lecture & Seminar Presentations

RESOURCES

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

FEE STRUCTURE

$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.

RESEARCH PROTOCOL AND CONTACT INFORMATION

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: billco@arn.net

By US Mail:

Bill Utterback

Post Office Box 51796

Amarillo, TX 79159-1796

By FAX:

806/355-4448

By Telephone:

806/355-4448