What the Law Requires: If graves are to be disturbed due to development or other reasons, the Georgia Code requires that a permit be obtained from the city or county where the cemetery is located.  According to Ga. Code 36-72-5, the permit application must include:
  • Proof of title to the land
  • Archaeologist's report giving number & locations of graves
  • Survey prepared by registered surveyor showing location & boundaries of cemetery
  • Plan by professional genealogist for identifying & notifying living descendants
  • Proposal for limiting or avoiding effects of cemetery project.

  I adhere to the BCG, APG, and CAFG Genealogical Standards and Codes of Ethics. I am able to offer the following services to archaeological firms, departments of transportation, consulting firms, or others for compliance with the Georgia Cemetery Law: Services Available:

  • Trace deceased person to living descendants 
  • Compile genealogy charts & trees 
  • Prepare court-ready genealogy report
  • Prepare affidavit of due diligence for court purposes
  • Compile mailing addresses of living descendants
  • Expert, uninterested party testimony in court hearings

Member of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy.

Expediency - Reasonable hourly rates - All information held confidential.

My hourly fee includes research, analysis, and report preparation. Expenses such as vital records fees, photocopies, postage, database search fees, and parking are billed in addition to the hourly rate. Any large or unusual expenses are pre-approved by the client. Contact me for a free, no-obligation estimate.