Crocker Crest

Client Expectations:

  • GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH: Bringing 32 years of experience in conducting genealogical research. Specializing in an organized study, analysis and reporting for persons of American and English ancestry, to include both American and English documentation. I provide in depth research, examination of documents for acceptance in the United States for individuals who are exploring their lineage for personal purposes and/or for those who wish to join American lineage societies. Provide assistance to individuals in completing lineage society applications.
  • RESEARCH EXPERTISE: Deliver 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century documentation in America for individuals researching their families. Research colonial lineages as well as English origins of lineages with proven connections to landed gentry families in England.  Provide in depth knowledge of requirements for leading genealogical lineage societies in America to include both colonial and medieval lineage organizations.
  • LINEAGE SOCIETY APPLICATIONS:   With 25 years of experience I, research, arrange, verify, and prepare lineage society applications for both colonial and medieval time periods.
  • CREDENTIALS:  Registrar General, researched and developed a major database for the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America. Keeper of the Rolls,Baronial Order of the Magna Charta, Military Order of the Crusades; Genealogist Sons of the Revolution New York. Genealogist the Military Society War of 1812, NY. Genealogist Thomas Rogers Society,and developed a lineage database(signer of the Mayflower Compact. Historian Mayflower Society Hawai`i; Board of Managers Sons of the American Revolution, MN. Past Registrar Order of the Merovingian Dynasty.

    Author and complier of “Verified Lineages to Gateway Ancestors that have proven pedigrees to Charlemagne”

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  • INDEPENDENT RESEARCH: Perform research for Societies, Orders and Inviduals.
  • LECTURES and WORKSHOPS: Available upon request.

Primary Sources:

  • Primary sources enable the researcher to get as close as possible to what actually happened during an historical event or time period.  A primary source reflects the individual viewpoint of a participant or observer.
  • Vital Records of or information collected by government agencies.  Many kinds of records (births, deaths, marriages; permits and licenses issued; census data; etc.) document conditions in the society. 
  • Diaries, journals, speeches, interviews, letters, memos, manuscripts and other papers in which individuals describe events in which they were participants or observers.
  • Memoirs and autobiographies. These may be less reliable than diaries or letters since they are usually written long after events occurred and may be distorted by bias, dimming memory or the revised perspective that may come with hindsight. On the other hand, they are sometimes the only source for certain information.  
  • Records of organizations.  The minutes, reports, correspondence, etc. of an organization or agency serve as an ongoing record of the activity and thinking of that organization or agency. 
  • Published materials (books, magazine and journal articles, newspaper articles) written at the time about a particular event. While these are sometimes accounts by participants, in most cases they are written by journalists or other observers. The important thing is to distinguish between material written at the time of an event as a kind of report, and material written much later, as historical analysis.
  • Photographs, audio recordings and moving pictures or video recordings, documenting what happened.
  • Physical objects (such as grave stones)

Secondary Sources:

  • A secondary source is a work that interprets or analyzes an historical event or phenomenon. It uses primary sources and is at least one step removed from the event. if you were to look at the bibliography of this article you would see that the author's research was based on both primary sources such as vital records and other primary documents, speeches and personal letters. Published books (NEHGR, Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations, textbooks and encyclopedias are also examples of secondary sources.