Professional genealogical research in Northern New Jersey, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia - Sharon B. Hodges

Sharon B. Hodges

Professional Genealogical Research in
Northern New Jersey, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia


5904 Mt. Eagle Drive, No. 311, Alexandria, Virginia, 22303, USA
Tel: (703) 329-0698
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Education:

  • Honors Graduate, American Genealogy: A Basic Course, National Genealogical Society
  • Graduate, National Institute for Genealogical Research at National Archives
  • Fairfax County Adult Education Program, numerous classes involving all levels of research
  • National and local conferences, classes and lectures
  • Masters Degree in Community Development, University of Louisville

Experience:

  • 20+ years genealogical research experience
  • Instructor/Grader, American Genealogy:  A Basic Course, National Genealogical Society, Vital Records, Lesson 6 for more than 5 years
  • Past Judge, National Genealogical Society Newsletter Contest
  • Current Training and Education Chair, Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society, Fairfax, VA
  • Past Secretary (2006 – 2007) , Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society, Fairfax, VA
  • Past Secretary (2001-2002), Fairfax Genealogical Society, Fairfax, VA
  • Member Conference Committee (2000-2002), Fairfax Genealogical Society, Fairfax, VA
  • Developer of “Basic Genealogy” six-week course covering, national repositories, websites, census records, organization, types of records, preservation of records in event of disaster and how to share your research
  • Lecturer on various genealogical topics for Fairfax County Adult Education, Prince George’s County Genealogical Society, Fairfax County Genealogical Society and Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society

Affiliations:

  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • National Genealogical Society, Arlington, VA
  • Fairfax Genealogical Society, Fairfax, VA
  • Mount Vernon Genealogical Society, Fairfax, VA
  • Genealogical Society of New Jersey
  • The Genealogical Society, Bergen County, NJ
  • Morris Area Genealogical Society, Morris County, NJ
  • Passaic County Historical Society, Passaic County, NJ
  • The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • The Fuller Society (Descendant of Edward Fuller of Mayflower)
  • Virginia Genealogical Society

Research in:

  • Research in New Jersey (travel several times a year)
  • Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties)
  • New Jersey State Archives and New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ
  • National Archives, Library of Congress, DC Archives, and Daughters of American Revolution Library, Washington, DC
  • Research in Northern Virginia, Northern Neck of Virginia, Southern Maryland and in local repositories in the District of Columbia for DC ancestors
  • Courthouses and libraries in Northern Virginia including Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties
  • Northern Neck of Virginia in Richmond, Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties
  • Family History Centers in Northern Virginia and Kensington, MD
  • Research in repositories in the District of Columbia including National Archives, Library of Congress, Daughters of the American Revolution Library and DC Historical Society
  • Lecturer and instructor for genealogical meetings, classes, conferences and seminars

Lectures:

Basic Genealogy Classes

  • Where To Begin
  • How To Stay Organized
  • What you Need to Know About Census Records
  • Original Records
  • Other Sources
  • What You Can Do Next

Research in States and Repositories 

  • Searching for District of Columbia Ancestors
  • Virginia and West Virginia Ancestors
  • Researching at the Maryland State Archives
  • Maryland Repositories
  • Researching in New Jersey and New York City

Research in Various Records 

  • Using Court Records to Weave Your Family Together
  • Death, Wills and Probate Records
  • Using Passport Records
  • Voter Registration Records
  • Southern Claims Commission Records
  • “Understanding Census Records or How to Get the Most Out of Census Records”
  • “Voter Registration Records, Making Them Count”

Miscellaneous Topics

  • “Migration Routes – How Did Your Family Get Their and Why Did They Go"
  • Big v. Little - What You Need to Know about Researching in a Large City v. a Small County Courthouse
  • Time Lines
  • Who's Gonna Fill Your Shoes - Getting Kids Interested in Family History
  • “Anatomy of the American Merchant Marine”
  • “Finding Information on Your World War II US Army Air Corp Relative”

Fee Information:

  • Free one-half hour of evaluation for new clients
  • Reasonable hourly rates
  • Postage, copying costs, parking, and other applicable expenses billed at actual costs (costs vary at each facility); no charge for local mileage
  • Additional costs for photos of tombstones and/or scanning of photos or documents which can be forwarded by e-mail, as well as hard copy

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