Interview with Jamie Wasilchenko: Professional Genealogist artwork
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Interview with Jamie Wasilchenko: Professional Genealogist

  • S4E28
  • 22:34
  • February 24th 2022

Jamie Wasilchenko is passionate about her work as a Professional Genealogist and Heirloom Preservationist.

In this episode, Jamie shares her earliest adventures in family history as a nine-year-old child listening to stories from her paternal grandfather; and traveling with her step-mother on research trips.

Jamie has a unique skill-set in Genealogy and Preservation: Her services include:

  1. Family Tree Foundations
  2. Branches & Leaves
  3. Brick Wall Research
  4. The DIYer Package
  5. Mapping & Trip Planning
  6. Ancestral Biographies
  7. Heirloom Preservation & Digitization
  8. Technology & Organisation
  9. Record Retrievals
  10. Consultations

Her advice to researchers is to get micro local, visit archival repositories in person if you can, but even if you live far away, conduct a search for the local historical societies, local libraries that might have a history room, any of these, small organizations and reach out to them.

Jamie's package of services is displayed here on her Shifting Sands Genealogy website.

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I have always been addicted to genealogy and being a family history detective. In 2019 I graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Diploma of Family History and in 2020 began my new venture into becoming a Family History Educator. (Edupreneur).

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