Professional Genealogical Research for
Southern New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia
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19th and 20th Century Death Records (USA)
6909 Bethnal Court, Springfield, Virginia 22150-3062, USA
Tel: (703) 569-3469
- Graduate, American Genealogy: A Basic Course, National Genealogical Society, 1994
- Graduate, National Institute for Genealogical Research at the National Archives, 1996 and 2001
- Fairfax County Adult Education Program, Numerous classes in all levels of research
- National and Local Conferences, Seminars, Lectures, and Classes
- Over 15 years + Research experience
- Certified Genealogist
- National Genealogical Society's home study course, American Genealogy: A Basic Course (Intructor 1996-2006)
- Developer of "Beyond Beginners", an introduction to Land, Probate, Military, and Immigration and Naturalization Records for the Fairfax Co. Adult Education Program
- Past President (2000-2002) of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society, Alexandria, Va.
- Methodology Special Interests Group Co-ordinator, Fairfax Genealogical Society, Fairfax, Va.
- Member, Training and Education Committee, and Program Committee, Mount Vernon Genealogical Society, Alexandria, Va.
- A Former Director on the Board of the Northern Virginia Association for History, Fairfax, Va. 1999-2006
- Past President, NJGR Alumni Association 2004-2006
- Records Chair - Fairfax Genealogical Society
- Board for Certification for Genealogists, Washington, D.C.
- Fairfax Genealogical Society, Fairfax, Va. - Recipient of the Society's "Presidential Citation", 1996 & 2006; "Award of Merit", 2002
- Gloucester County Historical Society, Woodbury, N.J.
- Mount Vernon Genealogical Society, Alexandria, Va. - Recipient of the Society's "Presidential Award for Meritorious Service", 1999; Award of Merit, 2000 and 2002
- National Genealogical Society, Arlington, Va., NGS Volunteer Honor Roll - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2006, Certificate of Appreciation, 2000
- National Institute for Genealogical Research Alumni Association, Washington, D.C.
- Vineland Historical Society, Vineland, N.J.
- Atlantic County Historical Society, Somers Point, N.J.
- Delaware Genealogical Society
- Researches in Southern New Jersey (Travels Regularly)
- Researches at the National Archives, Library of Congress and DAR Library in Washington, D.C. (No D.C. Government research)
- Researches in Northern Virginia Facilities for Alexandria City, Arlington and Fairfax Counties and the National Genealogical Society Library
- Specializes in 19th and 20th Century Death Records
- Classes and Lectures for Seminars, Meetings, Banquets and Education Programs
Getting Started Researching
- "Pursuing Your Ancestral Trail: Starting on the Right Path"
- "The Federal Census and Your Ancestor"
- "Beyond the Census: Using Census Information"
- "Help!: Where Do I Go from Here?"
- "Coffin Maker, Undertaker, and Funeral Director: the Other Death Record Source"
- "Death Records are More Than Death Certificates, Death Notices and Obituaries."
- "Getting the Most Out of Death Notices, Obituaries, and Other Newspaper Sources"
- "Depression Era Recovery Program, Genealogical Gold Mine: Records of the WPA"
- "Neither Snow, Nor Rain ..": Records of the U. S. Post Office
- "World War I Draft Records: What Do They Tell Us?"
- "Citing Your Sources"
- "Do Your Ancestor's Records Keep Secrets?"
- "Preponderance of the Evidence, Genealogical Proof Standard, What is the Difference?"
- "Researching in the 21st Century"
- "The Silent, The Invisible, and the Unimportant: Finding Female Ancestors"
- "Truth or Consequences: Every Source of Information Must be Evaluated!"
- "Urban Record Groups"
Miscellaneous Records and Topics
- "Planning a Research Trip"
- "Ten Research Shortcuts Used by Professional Genealogists"
- "Treasurers or Trash: What to do with all That Family 'Stuff'"
- "Using Time Lines as a Research Tool"
- "Writing Letters That Get Answers"
State and Local Records
- "Brag Books: Biographies and County Histories"
- "Church Records for Genealogical Research"
- "Probate Records"
- "Rich Man? Poor Man? What does his Estate Inventory say?"
- "Research Tools: Vital Records"
- "State Censuses: What can they tell us?"
- "The Three Medara Sisters: A Look at 19th Century Guardianship Records"
- One free hour of analysis for new clients
- Reasonable hourly rates
- Postage, microfilm rentals, user fees and copying costs billed at actual cost. (Costs vary at different facilities)
- No charge for local travel or parking
for rates, contracts and details.