Feb 25, 2015
I certainly can't put into words what you have done for myself and my family.
I have been doing family research for a number of years. I was quite successful on family lines regarding all but my GGrandfather and his emigration from Sweden. It was very frustrating as every document I found only listed his birthplace as “Sweden”. After a number of futile searches during the past year I finally decided it was time to consult with a professional researcher with roots in Sweden itself. After looking at a number of different sites I decided to contact Yvonne Dider and her company, Drottningholm Genealogy. Am I ever glad I did!
I first contacted Yvonne with my information on a Friday, just prior to the Christmas season thinking we would probably get moving on research at the beginning of the New Year – not a chance! I heard back from Yvonne that weekend. She explained to me the proposed research and an outline of the hours she felt were needed to the different areas of research. A couple of days later the first bit of information arrived. Every day or so after that more tidbits would arrive. Yvonne was able to find my ancestors birth and emigration dates. She also uncovered siblings, parents and previously unknown family information which has lead to more meaningful research results from the time after they arrived in North America.
Yvonne has sent not only pertinent information regarding my ancestors but also interesting tidbits regarding the area they came from, the origin of our family name, areas I can research on my own, etc. I feel I am working with a friend who is genuinely interested in me and my family history, someone who gets just as excited as I do when she uncovers new information regarding our family history.
I would highly recommend Yvonne to anyone interested in finding lost trails in their families’ history. She is very professional and diligent in the work she does on your behalf.
British Columbia, Canada
Nov 12, 2014
To Whom It May Concern
Regarding Genealogical Research by Yvonne Dider
I hired Yvonne Dider to research the background of my great grandfather who emigrated from Sweden to Australia in the 1880’s. My mother knew nothing about him nor where he was from in Sweden. I wanted to have the mystery solved, yet was getting no-where on my own, because I did not know from which parish he came.
I wrote to three genealogists with a specialty in Sweden, selected from listings by the Association of Professional Genealogists under that country. One didn’t respond; another responded a week or so later; Yvonne however responded immediately and with great enthusiasm and warmth, showing a great deal of interest in doing this research. Our first contact was late on a Friday; I fully expected that we would not begin discussion about the work to be done until Monday. But, she could hardly wait through the weekend to get started; she communicated with me several times and even made some preliminary discoveries before we even had a chance to agree to work together! Once we agreed on how many hours I wanted her to expend, she set to work.
I was astounded at the degree of success that Yvonne had with her research, and with how quickly and thoroughly she did it. In no time – less than a week in fact – she had her report ready, complete with backup materials, including images of pages from old church records, old maps, and old photos of relevant places. All the while she communicated extremely well and consistently. Like a detective, she was able to deduce much about my forbearers’ economic and living conditions, correlating hints from their records with her knowledge of conditions in the country at those times. It was exciting to learn the exact address where my forefather had lived, see it on a map contemporary to that time, and so even be able to correlate it with Google maps and Google Street View! Also, it was very helpful to have her translate and explain the meanings and reasons for the many columns of entries in the old parish record books. Through her translations and explanations, I was able to learn interesting things about the Swedish culture and traditions of the times. It has been so much fun to have this branch of our family revealed! I even learned that my second and third great grandfathers were goldsmiths – perhaps explaining my excessive enthusiasm for interesting jewelry and my "innate" talent for silversmithing!
Working with Yvonne was my first experience working with a professional genealogist. She has set an exceptionally high bar that I am sure few others could achieve, with her professionalism, her thoroughness, her rapid work, and her great personal warmth and genuine interest and enthusiasm.
If you need such services, you have found your genealogist. Look no further. Hire Yvonne Dider! She’s amazing.
Camden, Maine, USA