have built a strong reputation for excellence in the genealogical research
community over the years. I strive to provide my clients with the highest levels
of professionalism, integrity, honesty, and customer service whenever I take on
a family history project.
When you decide to work with my company, you will be working with a market
leader in genealogical research services. I really take the time and interest to
do what's best for you as a client, and I will always work hard on your behalf,
to uncover all of your family's mysteries. It is important for me at Searching
Family to build long-term relationships with my clients, and I work diligently
on each unique research project in order to achieve my client's unique research
Please read below to find out about what my clients are saying about me.
I am proud of my work and appreciate the many outstanding clients who make this
important and rewarding work possible for me at SearchingFamily.angelfire.com.
What my Clients are Saying
I have worked personally with Jody on many cases over
the past three years. She has assisted me with cases involving genealogical
research, locating living heirs for oil and property leases, adoption locator
services and people finder assignments. Jody’s persistence and knowledge has
allowed her to locate answers and solve cases where the information could not
have been found through any other source. When you're coming up empty using
database services, Jody is your woman! I would highly recommend her for any
assignment. If Jody can't find it, no one can!
Clif Venable USSearch.com
A legacy yet to discover
My name is Rober` Sanders and I am of African decent and I am involved in a
comprehensive family genealogy project. My personal goal is to recapture and
discover as much as possible the history, legacy, and experiences of my
family members. I found the statement made by Kimberly Powell, Trace
Your Family Tree Step-by-Step, to be very true that few areas of
American genealogy research pose as much of a challenge as the search for
African American families. The vast majority of African Americans are
descendants of the 400,000 black Africans brought to North America to serve
as slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries. Since slaves had no legal rights,
they are often not found in many of the traditional record sources available
for that period. My goal is to produce a complete story about my
ancestors that is exciting or at least interesting, to read. A true story
to cherish and pass along to future generations, complete with sources and
documentation. To achieve my goal and to ensure the quality of results that
I desire, I quickly realized that I needed special help to uncover family
legends and anecdotes, and weave them into an exciting generational saga
about my unique and obscure family. I needed help to uncover wills and
deeds, birth and death certificates, marriage bonds, letters and photos that
would tell my story.
After extensive research, interviewing dozens and
dozens of professional genealogists from all over the country, referrals,
and observing her personal attention to each research, Jody Concha and her
genealogy research service proved to be outstanding. She has used creative
ways to uncover and discover information about my family. Whenever she
encounters a road block, she somehow finds a way around it to discover the
missing truths. Together, we have faced some of the many obstacles that
confront African American research. For example, we have encountered the
lack of available records, and bold face prejudice where records for Blacks
and Whites are still kept in separate files, at the genealogical and
historical society. As an expert genealogist, Jody's research approach
surpasses the obvious techniques, when clients are serious about discovering
answers for their sticky research questions. She cooperates, coordinates
and combines our efforts, with others, to the maximum extent possible, where
there is a similar mission. This saves time and expenses.
She has obtained obituaries, birth, death and marriage
certificates, cemetery photos, church histories and performed oral
interviews for me. She has taken the information gathered, from her
investigations and performed further research to back up her findings. Jody
has tied them altogether to make a McMichael-Wright family tree for me. She
has allowed me to get in touch with some of my living relatives, many of
whom I have not spoken to in many, many years! It was a joy and a blessing
to share what each of us has been doing through the lost years.
I have established a long term relationship with Jody, as we continue and
extend my research beyond South Carolina and North Carolina. My surnames
are: Wright, McMichael, and Carson. I strongly recommend that
everyone should tell their African American Family's Story and no one will
provide the personal attention to your research as Jody Concha. Too few
African American families tell their stories. Once you really get into the
research, you will discover amazing stories about the lives your ancestors
led, just from finding and interpreting the records. You will renew and make
anew contact with living family members.
Jody, thank you for all you do in support of my family research project.
Jody Concha is the best I've ever seen at locating people. She's prompt,
thorough and really a pleasant person to work with. Jody, I think you've
done great work. We're in a highly competitive business and I wouldn't want
you working for my competition if I can help it. With the price of Oil going
up daily it's a shark feeding frenzy out there. George Melton, Wilson Oil &
To whom it may concern,
I am Delorise Sexton and I would recommend Jody Concha
for any and all research problems that most of us have, as she has done me a
great justice of finding a lost Uncle of my Sullivan ancestors'. Without her,
I would have either have left my ancestor, of whom I had just about given up
on, on the back burner for quiet awhile, as he has been there for quiet some
time already, but with Jody's help, she has opened new avenues for me to
continue my research on my Sullivan ancestor/ancestors', especially of my
William Sullivan. If I ever get stumped again on any of my researches for my
ancestors, I will definitely go back to Jody Concha, as she is not only great
in her research, but as a person herself. Delorise Sexton email:
Anyone who is contemplating whether or not to hire Jody
Concha, let me tell you my story. I belong to a number of Internet Genealogy
Mailing lists. On one of the lists, I noticed people were getting astonishing
results from "Jody."
I was having no luck with researching my IRWIN family from Ohio, so I decided
it wouldn't hurt to e-mail Jody and ask for her help. I am so happy I did.
With her knowledge and expertise, she found for me some IRWIN ancestors of
mine that I wasn't even looking for. She was able to document as far back as
my Gr. Gr. Gr .Great Grandfather from Ireland, Thomas IRWIN.
Jody has a gift for genealogy. She is experienced, professional and above all,
very quick to find your family. I urge you to give her a try, as I couldn't be
happier with the results she achieved for me!
Shari Cygan, Ohio e-mail:
To Whom it May Concern:
Jody Concha was exceedingly helpful to me while I was trying to trace the
Adams genealogy. She gave me information I had not been able to get elsewhere
and I am extremely grateful. Thanks to her, I have been able to find some
ancestors I never knew existed. All the time and effort she has put in is
greatly appreciated. My name is Bettye and my e-mail address is
My name is Beth Coxon and I am involved in a family
genealogy project. I am a 43 year old adopted woman who comes from a very
loving home but still had that desire to establish some biological roots for
I searched for, and met my birth mother in 1985. We had a relationship for
quite a few years but because of the distance, mostly took place through
cards, letters and telephone calls. She passed away in 1998. Since she was
married, but separated at the time of my conception and birth, and my
biological father was also married with a family at the time, I refrained from
looking him up. Since she had given me his name, I decided this past Spring to
search for him. I found him easily and have established a very close and nice
relationship with him and his family. In meeting him and learning about his
life, family, and history, I became interested and involved in the genealogy
of his family. I have been researching for months now and was able to dig up
quite a bit of information about his surname (Kebschull) and family history,
but there were still many loose ends.
I decided to contact Jody Concha from Jody's Genealogy Research. She responded
to my request immediately and had information within a few days that took me
entire months to find!! I was extremely impressed with her accuracy and speed
in responding and getting hard to find information! Her service is highly
recommended. I particularly like the way she responds to me and my family as
though we are the only family she is researching, and like we are...FRIENDS!
The personal interest she shows in invaluable. She was able to obtain cemetery
records, immigrant records, census records, and much more information. I find
myself rushing home from my busy day at work as a Pre-K teacher to see if
there are any new emails from her containing new information!
Feel free to contact me with any questions or information about Jody's
Genealogy Service. Beth Coxon
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
This letter recommends Jody Concha as a competent and reliable researcher of
family history. I contacted Jody to inquire if she had done any research on
the Wallace/Wallis lineage. As I live on the West coast, it is difficult to
obtain information on ancestors who were born and lived in North Carolina and
Georgia. Very promptly, Jody was successful in locating and verifying
information on some of these ancestors. She also provided me with contacts for
genealogy searches in Georgia.
I appreciated Jody’s friendly, efficient and prompt response in assisting with
some of my puzzles and brick walls. Also, I felt her fee for work performed
was a reasonable stipend.
Ginger Wallis 8730 S.E. 48th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040
I am very happy to recommend Jody to anyone requiring help with genealogy
research. My experience with her has been very rewarding. I have known Jody
online for the past four months. Since I have taught English grammar for 23
years, I am impressed by Jody's creativity, genealogy researching and writing
skills. Jody used her extensive New England genealogy resources to help lift
the veil on two generations of my ADAMS as well as my SANDERSON families. Her
research is timely and thorough. Also, Jody was able to locate where to
purchase an old historical book for me. When I was able to help Jody with her
ADAMS family, she was appreciative and eager to help me with my research! Here
is a quote from Jody: "It really means a lot to see more than names and
numbers, but to see who they were and what they have done in the past." Feel
free to contact me directly Jan Jordan at:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
This is a note to let anyone, who is interested in getting help with their
family research, know that I highly recommend Jody Concha. She seems to
delight in helping others find their roots. She has many of the "tools" at her
disposal and makes very good use of them. She has helped me locate some of my
New England ancestors whom I might never have found otherwise.
I feel that if you need help getting started with your research or help with a
"brick wall," then Jody will be your best bet. She knows the right questions
to ask to get you on the right road.
If you would like to contact me personally, please do so at:
My name is Judy Penland and my roots are very deep in
New England, even though I now live in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina.
Researching: Pinney, Packard, Crawford, Piercy, See, Barden, Bradford,
Etheridge, George, Hatch, Alden, Frost, White, Buckland, Hyde and Eastman. All
in New England.
Thank You, and I look forward toward working with you.
Office Telephone: (803) 530-1717
Postal address: 1341 Saint Matthews Road, Swansea, SC 29160