We help people build credible stories based on solid research. Are
you having trouble taking your family history back another
generation? Interested in knowing more about the history of your
house or neighborhood? Want to know more about a specific ancestor?
Need a transcription of an early document? Or, are you working on another kind of historical project? If your
research focus is Kentucky, especially the eighteenth and nineteenth
centuries, I may be of some assistance.
If you are interested in the services offered, please contact me
about your project. Once research goals and scope are established, you will be
asked to provide any relevant information you already have,
• names of spouses, siblings, parents, grandparents, etc.
• vital statistics (birth, marriage and death information)
• public records including deeds, census, estate, court, military
• family group sheets or any ancestor/descendant charts
• family origin traditions (please state briefly)
• any other family reports
Before work can begin, Building Histories requires a completed
research contract and deposit.
All services are provided under contract. This works to the benefit
of everyone, by ensuring agreement on the work to be performed.
Research services are charged at $50 per hour plus expenses, with a
four-hour minimum. A deposit for 50% of the authorized research time
is due before work begins. Expenses charged include photocopying,
parking, postage, repository fees, microfilm rental, and mileage at
the current IRS rate of 57.5 cents per mile. Travel time outside
Fayette and Franklin counties Kentucky is charged at half the hourly
research rate. Hourly rates are discounted for work subcontracted
through board-certified genealogists.
Brinegar, CG* is a researcher, writer and
lecturer. She developed and served as faculty for a popular eight week course, Build Your
Family History, offered
through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of
Pam was a 2009 Kentucky Foundation for
Women (KFW) Artist Enrichment Grant recipient for the project
“Researching Nineteenth Century African American Women in Kentucky.”
She has conducted family history research for over 30 years and
received certification from the Board for Certification of
Genealogists in June 2008. She holds an MA in applied sociocultural
anthropology and is executive director emerita of an international association of regulatory officials.
Association of Professional
International Society of Family
History Writers and Editors
Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum
Kentucky Genealogical Society
Kentucky Historical Society
National Genealogical Society
New England Historic