References / Testimonials
"Like most people who contact genealogist researchers over the Internet, I had never met Mr. Johnson nor had any idea of his qualifications. One of my main concerns is that the researcher properly cite the sources as I have hired people in the past who do not understand the importance of accurate record keeping. That concern quickly vanished when Mr. Johnson furnished me with properly cited information he had found quickly, within his estimated time frames, and at a very reasonable cost. It was a delight to use someone knowledgable, honest, efficient and very professional. When I find more ancestor avenues to explore in Cook County/Chicago, I will not consider hiring anyone else."
Sally W., Lexington, KY
"Thank you so much for the thorough work you have done to locate information I requested on my great-grandfather’s siblings and their spouses and various descendants in Illinois. I was thrilled to have the cemetery plot drawing you prepared for me, and to receive your digital photos of the family graves and memorial stones going back to the 1870s. You really went the extra mile! The documented reports I received filled in so many gaps in my knowledge base. Having a professional genealogist’s help has been invaluable. There will be more to do; I’ll be back! "
D. B. , Malvern, PA
"Ray did a great job in searching the bureaucracy that is our Veterans' Administration agency to locate a Civil War pension. He spent extra time and was persistent in seeking the record"
Rick A., Pope County, IL
"Ray was an invaluable help in tracking my grandmother's siblings who immigrated from Ireland and lived in Chicago. He was able to find various records, including obituaries, marriage records, naturalization papers, and cemetery records with a picture of the grave marker. I found his fees quite reasonable and he always responded quickly. I would highly recommend Ray to anyone who needs to have research done in the Chicago area."
Mike D., Forest Hills, NY
"Ray, It was a pleasure working with you to find valid information on my family history. I appreciate all of your hard work and detailed records you uncovered and provided. The detailed information provided just enough to have a genealogy researcher like yourself in Germany search state and church records. We now have exact locations, dates, family history back three and four generations. It is going to be the beginning of plans for me, my son and grandson to visit the cities in Germany. We have also found living relatives using the information you provided and plan on meeting them during our visit. My family database (unpublished) is now over 700 people and growing. I am encouraging family members to send me whatever information they have and if they desire going back and capturing family history we will be using your services again. Best Regards"
William B. , Orland Park, IL