Dead Relative Collector Genealogical Services

Hello, I am Shelly Mendenhall, a genealogist residing in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina. I have been researching my own family tree since 1997. I am currently working toward obtaining my certification as an accredited, professional genealogist.

I would love to help you discover your ancestral lines. I am available for hire for small, one or two record finding projects as well as larger projects. My areas of specialty include the counties of Cumberland, Harnett, Sampson, Granville, Chatham, Johnston, and Gaston, North Carolina.

Additionally, I have the ability to access records in Virginia, as well as Pennsylvania. I am familiar too, with researching the North Carolina State Library and Archives, Johnston County North Carolina Heritage Center.

My skill set includes in-depth research with online sites such as, and a myriad of local genealogical sites and resources.

My rates are $15 an hour for a simple search of a record ( a birth certificate, etc) and $25 an hour if you need extensive research completed. Copies of records or other expenses are billed at the cost of the expenses and are in addition to my hourly rate.

I recommend two-hour minimum research for a simple record search. Therefore, my fee, for example, would be $30 paid upfront plus the cost of copies of any located records. If no records are located, no additional cost will be charged.

For extensive research projects, I will need at least four hours of solid research hours, therefore, my upfront fee is $100.00. Additional research time is billed at $25.00. Copies and expenses are extra and billed at actual cost. If my research turns up no records, there will be no expense fees.

I accept Pay Pal

When retaining my services for your genealogy project, please send me an email with the following :

Your name, address, telephone number, and all active contact information; thorough letter description of the research you wish me to undertake – what are you looking to find, as well as information on what you already know as well a list of records and sources you’ve previously exhausted. I understand that time is money and I don’t want to beat a dead horse or reinvent the wheel in my research efforts of things you have previously exhausted. My contact information is below:

Shelly Mendenhall, Dead Relative Genealogical Services, 1807 D Crimson Way , Fayetteville, NC 28306. Please provide copies of all records you have already obtained. DO NOT SEND YOUR ORIGINAL RECORDS!

To discuss your project and what is required/desired prior to signing a contract, please email me or give me a call/text 910-309-3032.

I look forward to working with you! Have a blessed day!