Professional Genealogists

The following persons are members of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and engage in professional genealogical research. The Society assumes no responsibility for their availability, schedule of fees, or the results of their work. All arrangements must be made directly with these genealogists or record searchers. Areas of expertise follow each name and address.

(Updated March 2015)

 

AMY E. K. ARNER, Arner Research, 218 Virginia Manor Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

724-741-0034

 

Specialty:  Western Pennsylvania, particularly the greater Pittsburgh area

E-mail: Amy@ArnerResearch.com

 

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JAMES M. BEIDLER, P.O. Box 270, Lebanon, PA 17042

717-507-7237

 

Specialty: Pennsylvania and German-speaking ethnics. Land records. Missing and unknown heirs.

E-mail: james@beidler.us

Website: http://roots-branches.com/

 

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CLAIRE VARRIEUR BUTLER, Lantern Genealogical Research Services

814-636-1066

 

Specialty: Erie County, PA and surrounding areas; French-Canadian and British research; paleography

E-mail: enquiries@lanterngenealogy.com

Website: http://lanterngenealogy.com

Blog: http://awell-litpath.net

 

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JOAN E COSSMAN, Who's My Line, 1505 Aberdeen Ct, Lansdale, PA 19446
215-855-5796

 

Email: whosmyline@verizon.net

Specialty: Family genealogy in SE Pennsylvania (Counties: Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill, Northampton, Philadelphia), heir search, and Lineage Society applications (DAR, SAR, C.A.R., SR, DUVCW, DAC, Mayflower, Colonial Clergy, etc).

 

 

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MICHAEL J. FOY, 700 Elkins Avenue, Unit C3, Elkins Park PA 19027
215-576-8585

 

Specialty: Research in S.E. Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

E-mail: mj.foy@verizon.net

 

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DEBORAH WHITE HERSHEY, 4535 London Ave., Elizabethtown, PA  17022-8734

717-367-7610

 

Specialty:  Central PA (NY to MD lines), Lineage Societies (DAR, SAR, SR, CAR, DUVCW, First Families of PA)

E-mail: whitechoc@generationsremembered.net

Website: generationsremembered.net

 

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STEPHANIE HOOVER, 5806 Severna Place, Harrisburg, PA 17111
717-754-0283

 

Specialty: Pennsylvania research specialist: state archives and state library searches, historical newspapers, court house and historical society searches, home histories.

E-mail: Stephanie@pennsylvaniaresearch.com

Website: http://www.pennsylvaniaresearch.com/

 

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MELISSA A. JOHNSON, Johnson Genealogy Services, LLC, PO Box 4312, Middletown, NJ 07748

732-365-2680, (fax- 866-525-9606)

 

Specialty: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and British research;
forensic genealogy, dual citizenship, lineage society applications; family
history writing, editing and publishing; genealogical lecturing.

Email: mjohnson@johnsongenealogyservices.com

Website: http://johnsongenealogyservices.com/

 

 

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CLAIRE E. KEENAN, 327 Harding Avenue, Milmont Park, PA 19033-3113

609-933-6000

 

Bloodlines Genealogical Research Services 

 

Specialty: 19th and 20th century New York, Philadelphia, and Trenton; expertise in Irish and Irish-American genealogy; experienced in English and German research.

E-mail: bloodlines@comcast.net

Website: http://www.bloodlines.biz

 

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GAIL McCORMICK,  940 Fern Trail, Crownsville, MD 21032

202-320-5796

 

Specialty: 30 years experience; holds M.L.S. (Library & Information Science; Archives) ; M.A. (Public History); Cartographic ; Emigration & Immigration ; Federal Records ; Government Publications ; Historical Sites ; House Historian ; Land Records ; Library of Congress ; Naturalization ; Neighborhood Reconstruction ; Presbyterians ; Anglicans/Church of England/Episcopalians; 18th Century ; 19th Century ; 20th Century; DC ; MD ; NJ ; PA ; Mid-Atlantic ; Philadelphia ; Washington, DC ; England ; Wales; Anne Arundel, MD ; Burlington, NJ ; Chester, PA ; Delaware, PA ; Luzerne, PA ; Philadelphia, PA ; Washington, DC

Email: gail@mccgenealogy.com

Website: www.mccgenealogy.com

 

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KENNETH W. MILANO, 2313 E. York Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125

215-317-6466

 

Specialty: Philadelphia families, particularly Kensington & Fishtown, as well as Presbyterian & Catholic families.

E-mail: Kennethmilano@verizon.net

Website: www.kennthwmilano.com

 

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NORMAN DOUGLAS NICOL, Ph.D., P.O. Box 1855, Shavertown PA 18708-0855

570-639-1339

 

Specialty: Pennsylvania, especially NE PA; England, Scotland, Germany, all periods, with experience in-country; paleography and reading old scripts from medieval to modern.

E-mail: ndnicol@epix.net

 

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MICHAEL S. RAMAGE, J.D., Certified Genealogist, 720 Argyle Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096
484-437-8827

 

Specialty: Forensic genealogy including missing and unknown heir cases, probate, trust, real estate and other law-related cases.

E-mail: mramage@forensicgenealogist.pro

Website: http://www.ForensicGenealogist.Pro/

 

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FRANK SOUTHCOTT, 381 Brookwood Drive, Downingtown, PA 19335

610 220 7926

 

Specialty: BS (Business); MBA (Business); BU Certificate in Gen. Research; Emigration & Immigration; Historical Sites; House Historian; Land Platting; Land Records; Migration; Presbyterians; Quakers; Scots-Irish; Irish American; Anglicans/Church of England/Episcopalians; 18th Century; 19th Century; 20th Century in Pennsylvania; Mid-Atlantic; Philadelphia ; British Isles; England; Ireland; Scotland; Wales. Also Historian; Lecturer/Seminars; Project Management; Oral History/Interview

 Email: ancestralpursuits@gmail.com

Website: www.ancestralpursuits.com

 

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CONSTANCE TAYLOR, MSEd

267-242-8035

Specialty: Colonial America, Lineage Societies, 17th, 18th, 19th centuries

Geographic Specialty: CT, MD, MA, NJ, PA, VA, New England, Mid-Atlantic, New York City, Philadelphia, Bucks County

email: connie@taylorgenealogyresearch.com

website:  www.taylorgenealogyresearch.com

Continuing Education: Boston University Genealogy Research Certificate Program

DAR Genealogy Education Program I, II and III

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FRANCES W. WAITE, 90 Locust Trail, Newville, PA 17241
717-776-8432

 

Specialty: Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton and Montgomery Counties, PA.

E-mail: SEPAfran@aol.com

 

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LORETTA A. WALLACE, 2310 Memphis St., Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-291-5623

 

Specialty: Genealogy and records research in Philadelphia and nearby counties. Cemetery records & photos, church records, house photos and histories, Irish-American Catholic specialist.

E-mail: PAFamilyFinder@aol.com

 

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In addition, if searching for a genealogist with a particular research specialty, please consult the Association of Professional Genealogists page.

Also, for additional information about how researchers become certified genealogists, visit the Board for Certification of Genealogists's website.