Valerie Wade

is creating historical research & essays

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Every Dollar Counts! Asante Sana.

You will receive good vibes and deepest gratitude for your support! 


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* Access to exclusive content like photos/videos from my history-hunting trips and family history research tips

* A hand-written thank-you note


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WOW, are you really considering donating $10 a month? I LOVE YOU and I promise I will put it to good use. Your donation will help me out so much! With this tier, you will receive:

* All previous rewards

* Curated reading lists each month

* Discounts for LHC services




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About Valerie Wade

I am a freelance writer and history lover, the mind and heart behind Lynnfield Historical Consulting (LHC), and a longtime enthusiast of fiber arts. (Seriously, I am fascinated by looms, spinning, and quiltmaking.) My essays often interrogate the intersection of history and popular culture, especially concerning race and gender. I believe in the transformative power of the written word, and I love using my passions for writing and history to connect people.

Currently, I am working to become a certified genealogist. This is a long-term goal of mine that ties directly into my work with LHC, and it has been a huge labor of love. Through LHC, I have been able to help people learn about their family histories. Becoming a certified genealogist will help me move my business forward. The total fees are $375, and I'm hoping you all can help me reach this goal! You can read more about the application process here:

In addition to raising money for certification fees, getting a startup like LHC off the ground requires funds. I do oral histories, which requires a camera. Your patronage would be a great help toward website maintenance, shipping of documents, and other tasks required to make LHC a success. 

By supporting me, you'll receive periodic essays about history-related topics along with tips for working on your own family tree. I'll keep everyone updated on my certification portfolio. You'll feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that you are helping me become an official genealogist. :-)
$9.12 of $75 per month
The preliminary application fee for my genealogist certification ( is $75. Your patronage will help me start my certification portfolio! Once we reach this goal, you all will receive a special treat. 
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