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Cathy Finnie of Laterra Genealogy Services provides genealogy research and consulting backed by decades of experience in tracing family histories. She's been digging into the records of her ancestors for 20 years, and would be delighted to do the same for you.
She lives in Salisbury North Carolina where most of her ancestors have been, with some documented back into the 1700's and clues going back even further. She has the experience and access to consult original records for your family, too.
If you're just getting started as a family historian, you can get an excellent head start by spending just an hour with Cathy. She can provide tips on using apps, software, and free internet record repositories. Together you can begin locating ancestors you may not know about yet. Researchers can find an amazing amount of family history records without leaving home, if you know where to look. You might be interested in the Family Tree Starter package.
If you know of ancestors in The Old North State, but you don't live here, Cathy can do record lookups for you, almost anywhere in the state. And if you don't know what records to ask for, she can help you figure that out, too.
The nearest counties are Rowan, Cabarrus, and Mecklenburg, but her own research also takes her to Rutherford, Henderson, and Buncombe counties.
You might also be interested in hiring Cathy for larger research projects, which involve formal research that produces detailed documentation and sources as well as a detailed research report. You can see samples of these projects here.