Frequently Asked Questions About Genealogy

Why should I trust Lamp Genealogical Research Company with my personal family information?

LAMP Genealogical Research Company has been in business since July 1992 and has been a BBB accredited business since August 1998 and carries an A+ rating.


LAMP Genealogical Research Company has been in business since July 1992 and has been a Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited business since August 1998 and carries an A+ rating.

"To have an A+ BBB Rating, a business must be in business for at least 12 months, properly and promptly address matters referred to it by the BBB, and be free from an unusual volume or pattern of complaints and law enforcement action involving its marketplace conduct. In addition, the BBB must have a clear understanding of the business and no concerns about its industry."


What forms of payment are accepted?

LAMP Genealogical Research Company accepts payments by check, money order, or via PayPal. If you are mailing your payment, please make it payable to LAMP and address it to: LAMPGRC, P.O. Box 737, Silver Spring, MD 20918.   If you prefer to pay with PayPal, we will send you an invoice (via PayPal) and you can pay the invoice amount at PayPal's secure website. [PayPal membership is NOT required and using PayPal allows you to pay with any major credit card!] We look forward to working with you on your project.




How long does a project take?

There is no good general answer as our projects are completely individualized. When you talk to a genealogist and explain your Project and your goals, please make sure to ask this question.


Where do you gather results from?

We gather data from cities and states all across America and from countries all around the world. No job is too large or too small... some just take a little longer to complete. For a partial list of some of the places we have gathered data, CLICK HERE.


How do I get started?

Below is the FORMAT FOR SENDING LAMPGRC A SHORT QUERY

Please send your short query to my email address: familytrees@LampGRC.com

In the subject line of your email please include the word client, your surname, your phone number, and the query topic.

Subject Line Examples:

client Levitz 1-301-502-2056 reunion question, or
client Smith xxx.xxx.xxxx need help choosing person for DNA test, or
client Wilson xxx.sss.sss question about my mother's maternal grandmother