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Wise Owl Genealogy

I am Karen A Buchholz Godin, a dedicated and professional genealogist for the last 29 years and am currently working on my certification through the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG). My mother, Arlene L Brown Ackermann, who recently passed away, had been researching for over 46 years and has passed on her research to my care. Over 75 years of experience! I welcome Misty Carroll to our team and ensure that her assistance in research will be invaluable.

We have been investigating family histories long before there were software programs and online databases. We are long standing members of the National Genealogical Society and numerous State and Cultural Societies in North America. My mother was Regent and Registrar for the Martin County Florida DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). We subscribe to many online databases including many rare repositories. We are extremely familiar with the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (the largest repository for genealogical records). We have also contributed to the transcription of the 1940 Censuses. Together we have researched, taught, lectured, and volunteered many passionate hours throughout the United States and Canada. We are currently expanding our research to Germany, Poland, Prussia, and select areas of Northern Italy. However, if we don't have access to documents .. we know others that do !!

At an Introductory Rate of $50 for up to 5 hours of research for the years of 1860 through to the present, we will conduct a reasonably exhaustive search for all information that is or may be pertinent to your own ancestral history via our internet subscriptions, databases, and connections. We collect and include in our compilation a complete, accurate citation of each item of information we use. We analyze and correlate the collected information, assess its quality as evidence, resolve any conflicts between contradictory evidence, and arrive at a soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion.

We will forward copies of pedigrees, family group sheets, and scanned documents via email within two weeks of receipt of payment. Additional research, hard copies, wall charts, tombstone or homestead photos, albums suitable for coffee table, and bridal or baby shower gifts are available at additional expense. If we find that we cannot find additional information beyond what you provide then we will refund our fee minus any PayPal fees.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you have prior to purchase. If you provide us with pertinent data in advance of purchase we can do a quick check to see if we are likely to be of service and notify you accordingly.

Please provide as much data as you possess at the start. Include full names (as best known), dates and locations of births, marriages, nationality and immigration info, military service, deaths and residences. Be sure to also include any anecdotes or family stories that have been handed down through the years.

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You will NOT find a better Introductory Rate out there for 5 HOURS of quality professional research !!!! Our Introductory Rate includes Internet research only and all results will be forwarded via email upon conclusion. We can provide you information on how to obtain various courthouse records that are not available online. We cannot help with Adoption searches, Missing Persons, or "Brick Walls" due to non-existant or missing documents.


Welcome visitors from the Violette Family Website!

We are in the process of updating our Surname Lists and welcome your comments, changes, or additions!


Godin Surname List    (Tree currently contains 1421 individuals, in 652 family groups.) last update: 23 July 2010

Bussa Surname List    (Tree currently contains 70 individuals, in 46 family groups.) last update 22 July 2010

Violette Surname List   (Tree currently contains 1167 individuals, in 457 family groups.) last update 22 July 2010

Priest Surname List    (Tree currently contains 314 individuals, in 121 family groups.) last update 22 July 2010

Please contact the webmaster, Karen A Buchholz Godin at Karen.Godin@wiseowlgenealogy.com  for more information or regarding additions/corrections to the Surname Lists. 

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