I am a freelance genealogist and Paleographer with a PhD. For years, I worked as a genealogist, researcher and historian on different platforms. I also worked as an assistant professor at the university and conducted numerous academic research. I am currently working as a freelancer at Upwork as a professional researcher and genealogist for the research, study, translation and interpretation of genealogy records in the former Ottoman Empire.
Over the years, I have successfully conducted hundreds of studies as a research consultant, genealogist, Ottoman linguist and paleographer on numerous projects for many of my clients. Also, as part of my expertise, I've worked long hours on family records, tombstone inscriptions, military and vital records, probate files, federal and state censuses, historical compilations, deeds, newspapers, and funeral home records.
In addition, during my academic studies, I had the opportunity to do research in the National archives and some private libraries in the UK. I also conduct genealogical studies and private studies for my clients many times at the National archives and related libraries in the UK. Thanks to my language skills such as English, Turkish, Ottoman and Arabic, I am an expert researcher with experience in genealogical studies and finding unresolved connections, especially about your ancestors who lived both in the borders of the Ottoman state and the borders of the UK state.
My language skills:
Fuluent level English
Native level Ottoman (all dialects)
Native level Turkish
Basic level Hybrew
My Academıc Educatıon:
Bachelor's degree in Public Administration
Masters degree in Social Science (History)
Ph.D. degree in Social Science (History)
European Union Studies Certificate.
Upper-Level English Education Course
Turkish grammar certificate
Ottoman Turkish Language Certificate
Ottoman Diplomatica/Paleography Certificate
Ottoman Language Paleography Certificate
My Skılls In Ottoman Language and Research:
Researches about Diplomatica/Paleography and Ottoman Documents
Researches about Diplomatica of Edicts and Charters
Researches about Ottoman Calligraphy
Reading, transcribing, and translating printed Ottoman texts
Explaining the meaning of the historical texts. the ability to detect the important texts for the Ottoman studies.
Reading, transcribing, and translating various handwritings such as dîvanî, talik, rik'a, celî and official documentations such as ferman, berat, fatwa, deed, vakfiye, diploma, mühimme and tahrir notebooks, chronicles, and biographical works
Identifying various scripts such as dîvânî, ta‘lîq, riq‘a, jali, siyâqât, etc.,
Analysis of the writing style used in the Ottoman Diplomatics