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Learn, Explore, and Expand Your Knowledge with Expert Support

Meet with an expert genealogist on your family history project during a one-on-one consultation! This unique experience is currently available online through Zoom or over the phone.  Observe and learn research methodologies from the experts at American Ancestors.

David Lambert giving expert consultation

Take your research to the next level with our hands-on consultation service. Once you submit a request, you will be paired with a genealogist with expertise in your line of inquiry. While our genealogists will not conduct research prior to your consultation, they will review your question and go through possible avenues of research during a one- or two-hour session. Prior to meeting, we ask that you submit any family information relevant to your question, including an online family tree. Our online sessions include a recording for you to review later. 

PLEASE NOTE: Our Boston headquarters are closed to in-person visitors so that we may renovate, improve, and expand our facilities. When we reopen, we will offer in-person consultations.

Our consultation service can offer some specific types of assistance. Here are just a few you can select!

General Research / Tutorial

Trying to work through a difficult patch of family history, find an elusive great-great grandmother, or searching for a veteran ancestor? This service is the best for you. 


Wondering how to look at DNA results? Speak with one of our genealogists to learn what your DNA results might open for you in your genealogical journey! 

Dual Citizenship

Wondering if you may qualify for dual citizenship? Speak with one of our genealogists to see if you have a qualifying ancestor and to discuss the process and your research options. 

Genealogical Software Tutorial

If you need to update your genealogical databases and don’t know how to start, book a consultation that will go over the different and new software programs that are available to genealogists! 


We are currently only scheduling virtual consultation sessions. In-person sessions will resume in 2024.

(Join or Renew Today)
VIRTUAL 1-hour session$150$250
VIRTUAL 2-hour session$300$400

Not yet a member of American Ancestors? Our consultation rates for non-members will be increasing by $50 starting June 30, 2024. Book today to lock in the current rate—or better yet, join American Ancestors to receive a discounted rate on this service and receive many other benefits!

Members of American Ancestors at the Contributing level also receive a complimentary annual consultation as part of their benefits. Learn More

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