I do a lot of on line research and have developed processes to find things.
Until the libraries closed I was giving a weekly workship at the Hutto Library.
I manage 8 of the State Network Genealogy groups.
If you have not used one, there is one for every state.
Here is Texas and to join just click the join button and answer three questions and you are in.
I have been doing my family research for over 35 years.
I have used the Internet for 4 years before Al Gore invented it.
Before that I was a User Group manager on ARPAnet and ran a BBS with genealogy groups.
I had my DNA tested in 2006 and was matched to a group Name project.
I was the sixth Baker in the Bakers of Baltimore County Maryland.
It took the 31st member of that group that had a close match to solve my brick wall.
Here is the group Name project for YDna and you should join one if you have tested.
By helping many people every day I have learned a lot of tricks.
I am also a 10 year user of Find A Grave with over 190,000 memorials created.
Plase contact me via my Hutto Genealogical Society web page.
There are national organizations that can be used to hire a genealogist.
APG-Association of Professional Genealogists
BCG-Board for Certification of Genealogists
ICAP-The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists
A good article titled Hiring a Professional Researcher is found here:
There are also companies that provide research services. Some are:
This second one is the one you go to when you are in Ancestry and click the menu item for Help>Hire An Expert. Cari Taplin in our society is part of their staff.
If you are not sure what help you need,
The Williamson County Genealogical Society has among its members genealogists who offer their services for payment. For the convenience of those seeking help with their family history, the Society lists here the names and contact information of such researchers. You may contact them for research rates and more information. WCGS does not endorse these researchers, nor will we mediate any disputations.