Elysia DeLaurentis, Hons. B.A., M.A. , Owner / Principal Researcher
Elysia DeLaurentis founded Oakenwood Research Services out of a passion for local history. Having worked in the heritage field for many years, she combines skills and experience gained from over twenty years working in archives, and with historical and heritage groups, to uncover the history behind the homes, families, and events that make Ontario unique. In addition, she welcomes the opportunity to research, write, and share local history through articles, books, and presentations. Elysia has a background in Art History and Folklore, and holds a Master’s degree in History from the University of Waterloo.
Whether pondering the history of a property, looking for a wayward ancestor, or searching for more obscure historical information, Oakenwood Research Services specializes in finding the answers to history’s mysteries. The answers are out there!
I contracted Elysia DeLaurentis in 2018 to organize and prepare a genealogy document of my mother’s side of the family. The end result was a spectacular piece of work which will be an inspiration to our family for generations to come. I again contracted Elysia in 2019 to prepare a similar document for my father’s side. The results were again of the highest quality and professionally constructed. I would not hesitate recommending Elysia to anyone.
Thank you for the attached research report and all of the hard work required to produce it. I want you to know that your research efforts and findings have exceeded my expectations!
Elysia, you are a researcher extraordinaire. Thank you so much for going the extra mile with this. I really appreciate it.
Elysia: Can’t thank you enough for your help on this project. Your office is lucky to have a researcher of your calibre.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I had no idea that I would be able to gain so much information in one email. Wow!