Debbie Mieszala, Certified Genealogist®, specializes in forensic genealogy, 20th-century research, and the Midwest. She does genealogical research for the military to locate relatives of service members missing in past wars, and formerly did adoption-related research as a Confidential Intermediary in Illinois.
A national-level lecturer and author, she has taught at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and she has presented for Ancestry Academy. Debbie’s work has been published in NGS Magazine, The Digital Genealogist, and OnBoard. She is a former trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She has attended IGHR, NIGR, and GRIP. Debbie holds a certificate in paralegal studies.
Certified Genealogist is a registered certification mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license, and the board name is registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.