Research Services

My research services include general family history research and writing, Midwest genealogy, forensic genealogy, and some post-adoption searches. Although I work on cases from all over the country, it is fun to work on those with a local connection. I have immediate access to Lake County, Illinois repositories, but am not limited to them. It is a short train ride to Chicago and the many repositories there. I also conduct research at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and occasionally at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, as well as the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Some of my client work is done under the wing of The American History Company. I work to identify and locate family members of service members who were missing in action in past wars. The Department of Defense has a program in place to review outstanding cases in which a service member did not return home. It is humbling to be part of such an important program.

I have over thirty years of genealogical research experience. The courses, institutes, and conferences that I have participated in as a student and a teacher have taught me about methods, resources, and repositories, and helped me to become a better genealogist.

I hold the Certified Genealogist® credential, which indicates that my work has passed evaluation by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. I subscribe to the BCG Code of Ethics and Conduct.

For further details on research services, please contact me.

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