Before you even considering hiring a professional researcher, do the following:
- decide what you really want to know
- organize the information you have
- transcribe documents in your possession
- create a research log of all that you have searched and the results
You may realize that you already know the answer to your problem or that you have more work to do that you can do yourself. And a professional will need to know what you’ve done and what you have found so that time and money is not wasted.
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