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Hey everyone,

 

I am re-launching my business. I have worked in different office settings for so many years that I have acquired many things that I am interested in doing: bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable, data entry, human resources (pre-screening new employees), genealogical research.

 

I guess ideally I would like to do genealogical research and focus on oil & gas companies or genealogical societies. However, I also enjoy data entry and bookkeeping for small offices.

 

Any suggestions?

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Hi Lacie,

 

Become a resource reference for genealogy societies and libraries in your area. Often they will get requests for researchers and will keep a listing of businesses/individuals who offer this. I, also, do genealogy research and get many leads from my local library. Also connect with other researchers in your area to meet and see how you can assist each other. Some of the oldtimer's are most helpful in giving advice and tips to help you launch this service offering. If your local community college offers genealogy courses you should let the instructor know that your business is taking on clients needing research assistance.

 

There are many genealogical groups on Facebook that you can tap into.

 

If you're able to do a bit of desktop publishing, you can offer the creation of family tree books or tree graphs. Another service offering would be scanning old photos to a digital format. Photographing gravesites for those living outside your area. They will be most grateful to have a headstone photo when they can't travel here to visit a cemetary themselves. There are many services that a researcher can include in their offerings.

 

Best of luck,

~Ruth

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