A few days ago we posted a poll on MyHeritage’s Twitter account, asking readers if they’d ever paid a genealogist to do family history research.
Of those who responded, 33% said that they, or someone they knew, had paid a genealogist; 67% said they hadn’t.
The idea that 1 in 3 people are paying genealogists to research is an interesting one that we’d like to explore further.
Have you ever paid a genealogist and, if yes, what was it you wanted them to help with that you couldn’t access yourself through MyHeritage or some other genealogy source?
Why did you use a researcher? Was it for access to unusual records? Was it because you didn’t have time to do it yourself? Did you have a brick wall you were trying to smash through with expert help?
Was the genealogist you used a certified professional genealogist?