Hiring Professional Genealogical Researchers
There are many good reasons to seek professional assistance in a family history research project. The NYG&B maintains a list of professional genealogists who have agreed to have their names, credentials, areas of specialty, and contact information listed here.
Working with a Professional
Researchers Located in the United States (Listed Alphabetically)
Specializes in record searching in New York City and suburbs, including house and building histories.
209 Lincoln Place, Apt. 5D, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Cornelia Wendell Bush, FSA Scotland
Specializes in Colonial America, English and Scottish ancestry, Heraldry and Coats of Arms, Lineage Societies.
PO Box 854, Warwick, NY 10990-0854
skype id: corneliabush; 845-915-4160
Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, CG, MFA in Narrative Nonfiction Writing
Warren, Carmack & Associates
358 South 700 East, #603, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Specializes in genealogical literary services and publishing: writing, mentoring, and editing of family histories, memoirs, biographies; book layout, design, indexing, publishing, and order fulfillment; also U.S., Irish, and Italian research.
Laura H. Congleton
Specializes in military history, lineage societies, NYC (especially Brooklyn), vital records, probate, land records, and naturalizations. Member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and available to speak at conferences and seminars.
35 Pierrepont Street, Apt. 1-C, Brooklyn, NY 11201-3359
Robert Cook /Thomas F. Heffernan, Robert Cook Associates, Genealogical Research Services
Specializes in services to attorneys who are conducting due-diligence for estates and/or seeking to establish descent; New York City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
PO Box 1471, New York, NY 10276
Board-certified since 1998, former co-editor of the NYG&B Record, author of the National Genealogical Society’s Research in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County, past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, specializing in historical research in the New York City area, including Long Island and Westchester County.
Specializing in New Amsterdam/New York City Dutch and Huguenot history and genealogy; wills and deeds, all eras, for NYC, Nassau, and Westchester Counties. Historical newspaper searches.
170 W 74th St, Apt 302, New York, NY 10023-2351
Mary Ann DiNapoli
Specializes in Brooklyn and Manhattan, 1850-1925.
27 Douglass Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Violet Dake Fallone
Specializes in Mohawk and Hudson Valleys.
Box 223, Mills Terrace, Fonda, NY 12068-0223
Larry S. Fermi, APG
Specializes in Italian & US, 19th & 20th century immigration, NJ & NYC records, NJ property history.
LeRoy Place Services, 50 LeRoy Place, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1712
Charles Thomas Galbraith
Former Genealogist General, NSSAR
Specializes in A-List Lineage society application research and preparation.
247 West 15th St., 1-D, New York, NY 10011-6439
Roger D. Joslyn, CG, FASG, FGBS
Specializes in New York and New York City research, due diligence, missing heirs, probate.
501 East 87th Street, New York, NY 10128-7665
Joan M. Lowry
New Jersey Heirs and Ancestors Specializing in Northern New Jersey, probate & missing heir research, 20th century research, record retrieval.
417 Chain O' Hills Road, Colonia, NJ 07067
Specializes in NYC, metro area, and NY State; Irish in NY; NY in the Revolution & Civil War; Irish in the Civil War; Women’s History.
3822 Bailey Avenue, 3-C, Bronx, NY 10463
Suzanne McVetty, CG, FGBS
Specializes in New York City and Long Island historical research; due diligence, missing heirs, probate; Irish and American-Irish.
15 Titus Avenue, Carle Place, NY 11514
Specializes in German-Americans in New York City.
205 East 73 St. Apt #16, New York, NY 10021
Specializes in New York City and 20th Century research, missing heirs, expert testimony, due diligence.
490 West End Avenue 1D
New York, New York 10024
Marc D. Thompson
Neil D. Thompson, CG, FASG
Specializes in U.S. l600-1800 and England 1500-1800
203 Quince Street, Apt. 1, Salt Lake City, UT 84103-4568
Clare McVickar Ward
Specializes in Genealogical/Heraldic research USA, British Isles, Germany, Holland, and Italy. Petitions to the College of Arms; compilation of family histories; illuminated pedigree charts and armorial paintings.
100 Birch Drive, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702-4711
Jane E. Wilcox, Forget-Me-Not Ancestry
Member APG; B.A. history and English, M.S. journalism. Host of The Forget-Me-Not Hour radio show. Specializes in Hudson Valley from New York City and Long Island to Albany and beyond, and hard to crack cases from any time period.
P.O. Box 4333, Kingston, NY 12402;
Andrew J. Witter, Freelance Translator
Specializes in English translations from German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.
2056 255th Street, Donnellson, Iowa 52625-9679
319-835-3960; Fax: 319-835-5429 (please phone first)
Researchers Located in Other Countries
Ian Hilder BA, FSG (AGRA & APG Member)
Genealogist & Historical Researcher, specializing in England 16-21st centuries, heirship research, tracing living relatives, one-name studies, document transcription, biographical research, military research, house histories, etc.
The Nook, Gallybird Road, Barcombe, Lewes, E.Sussex BN8 5TJ, England
Tel: 01273 400604
Historical Research Associates (Irish research): Jennifer Irwin, BA (Hons.), Joan Phillipson, BA (Hons.)
Association of Professional Genealogists
FASG: Fellow of The American Society of Genealogists
FGBS: Fellow of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
FSA Scot: Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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