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What does Alpine Historical Services do other than give tours?

August 31, 2012


I was asked today why I call the business “Alpine Historical Services” and not “Alpine Tour Services” or anything to that effect.



The reason is Alpine Historical Services offers more than just walking tours.


* A.H.S. offers research to those who want their family history (also known as a family tree, pedigree, or genealogy) traced for reasons including medical, religious, recreational, financial, or any other purposes.



In fact just this month the business’  family history services were offered to a Senate nominee.


* A.H.S. also offer services to those who want to local objects and/or documents older than 50 years.



Over the summer there was a client who wanted Alpine Historical Services to see if the National Archives had a photo of his father-in-law with President Eisenhower.  He was happy to find the photo exists and he now has a copy in his living room.


* In addition we also offer to research real estate.


A growing trend among realtors is to hire historians to gather information on vintage houses to both increase their marketability and to serve as a unique house-warming gift.


A fine example of this was a Nevada City property on Park Avenue whose new owners I happened to meet and who were most grateful for the book I wrote that details the history of their home.


* A.H.S. is also prepared to research more serious topics including property boundary records, water records, wills/probates, and contamination.


These may seem to be of limited value but in a land that once teamed with gold mines and other industries known to utilize substances that can contaminate land, water, air, and food; residents have a right to defend their health with knowledge.



The Tours of course are more enjoyable both for A.H.S. and it’s clients.

This Saturday as usual tours will be available on the hour between 9 AM and Noon starting (and ending) at the farmers market in Nevada City.












Hope to see you there.








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