Project manager Lane Hancock says more than 400 genealogists have registered to provide genealogy services ranging from quick lookups to broad research projects. Experts who’ve registered to provide custom research must fulfill several qualifications.
Here’s what the site looks like:
Click Start a Project to begin the process of deciding what type of service you need and requesting bids from registered experts.
Or use the Find an Expert link (on th eleft side of the page) to search for specific experts to start a project with. You’ll be able to select the type of service you need and the associated geographic location, heritage or religion, time period and/or repository. You’ll get a list of experts who’ve indicated expertise in the options you selected. Click a name to see the person’s profile.
Use the My Projects area to keep track of projects you’ve started.
It’s free to search the experts. After you’ve selected an expert for your project, you submit funds for the estimated cost to Ancestry.com. They’re held until the project is completed, then released to the expert.
See the Expert Connect FAQs for more on how the service works.