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The individuals listed below are independent researchers. Please understand that the Archives does not endorse or guarantee the services these individuals offer and has not charged a fee to include them on this list.

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 American Roots Company
451 Hungerford Drive, 119-234
Rockville, MD 20850

Locations in Rockville, MD and Baltimore, MD
Published author and award-winning researcher, conducts genealogical and historical research full-time.   Masters in Paralegal Studies.  Trained investigator  specializes in “brick wall” problem solving through original records research using primary and secondary sources; prepares applications for hereditary societies; can visit most repositories in the Chesapeake Bay area; special interest in military records from the American Revolutionary war forward; specialty also includes slavery and plantation research.  Also uses art as evidence by unearthing the identification of unknown figures in famous historical oil paintings, i.e. discovered the identity of Am Rev War Patriot Oscar Marion whose image is depicted (alongside Brigadier General Francis Marion, aka the “Swamp Fox”) in the “Sweet Potato Dinner” painting at the U.S. Capitol. Author of new children’s book:  “Mothballs, Mothballs all in the Hall:  Memories of a World War II Hero.”

Patricia Abelard Andersen
26810 Grace Ct.
Damascus, MD 20872

301-253-1726 or 301-340-2974

Specializes in problem solving through original records research for early Frederick and Montgomery County families. Past editor of Western Maryland Genealogy. Abstractor and Publisher of Frederick County Land Record Abstracts. Librarian and genealogy researcher at the Montgomery County Historical Society. Fees negotiable. Send written inquiry with research problem.

Patricia Dockman Anderson, Ph.D.

Specialty: Baltimore and surrounding counties, lineage papers, nineteenth-century immigrants.

Walter E. Arps
220 Claude Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 263-5440

Searching Maryland and other mid-Atlantic records; preparing applications for hereditary societies; tracing missing persons and heirs. Fees: by the hour, plus expenses for research undertaken outside of Annapolis.

Jeanne Porter Barton
JP Barton@prodigy.net

Maryland and Virginia genealogy and historical research; specializing in colonial Chesapeake Bay area.

Carolyn S. Billups
Research Services
39045 Tanglewood Ct.
Mechanicsville MD 20650-4323

Specializing in Confederate and Union research; member UDC, DUV and Allied Orders of the GAR; author of "The Haversack Adventure" and "Lady Louise, Founder of the Maryland Division United Daughters of the Confederacy"

Clark Burdine
9600 Kathleen Drive
Petersburg, VA 23803

(804) 590-1803

Research in federal, MD, VA, DC, and LDS records; computerize other's research; publish research; find lost heirs, birth parents, or children. Fees vary depending on location and service requested.

Jane F. Burgess
11700 Dinwiddie Dr.
Rockville, MD 20852


Research in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia records and other areas at the DAR Library, LDS Library (Kensington, MD), National Archives as well as local libraries, courthouses, and historical societies. CG, M.A., DAR member. Author of journal articles and 10 books. Send family name, area, and time period with SASE.

Cornelia W. Bush
473 Melanie Ct
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Specializing in research in the US and UK, particularly for Colonial America, Medieval Europe and Scottish Clans; preparing lineage society applications; and drafting Petitions for Coats of Arms. Also, lecturing on the history of Colonial America, family history with particular emphasis on Scotland, and on heraldry. Genealogist to the Society of Scottish Armigers, and former Verifying Genealogist to Colonial lineage societies. Fees: hourly, plus expenses.

Jonathan Webb Deiss
805 1/2 Maryland Ave NE
, DC 20002

(202) 270-1882

Conducts genealogical & historical research in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Specializes in military records, including service, pension & bounty, land entry, immigration, and Native American records; also will perform ad-hoc research on any subject using the National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR Library, Maryland Archives, and/or any library or facility that admits researchers, also can perform document retrieval from local courthouses. Experienced with requesting documentation from registry offices in London and Edinburgh. Former employee of the NSDAR and current member of the SAR, DEL Society.

James H. Dowdy
204 Pennick Drive
Stevensville, MD 21666


Over twenty years experience. General genealogical research at Md. State Archives. Specialize in Roman Catholic and Lutheran, as well as German family research.

Diane Feldman
3447 Constellation Dr.
Davidsonville, MD 21035

(410) 956-5272
fax: (410) 956-2406

Jewish genealogy and Maryland Jewish History.

Marie Foden
2 Campbell Close
KT14 7AW
United Kingdom
44 (0) 1932 340732
Mobile: 44 (0) 7935 226325

A United Kingdom based professional genealogist specializing in researching ancestors who emigrated from Britain and Ireland to the United States. Has a degree in American History from the University of Canterbury and Higher Certificate in Genealogy from the Institute of Genealogical and Heraldic Studies at Canterbury. Free consultation available.

Bob Fout
1829 Meadowgrove Lane
Frederick, MD 21702

(301) 663-4413

Specialize in Frederick, Washington, Montgomery and Carroll Counties, MD as well as DAR Library in Washington, DC. Conduct research at their respective County Courthouse, public library and historical society. Will consider research requests for other MD as well as PA, VA and WV Counties. Life-long resident of Frederick County with family roots dating to the 1730's. Over 25 years of experience in genealogical research; $18.00 per hour. Full-time researcher providing fast results.

John Frazer, Jr.
220 Claude St.
Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 267-7160

Pre-1800 Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania genealogy; research for applicants to hereditary societies; search for missing heirs; extensive files. 30+ years experience; $50.00 per hour, minimum 10 hours.

Paul Frazer
2801 Birdseye Lane
Bowie, Md. 20715



Marsha L. Fuller
P.O. Box 3623
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Specializing in Western Maryland and the surrounding areas of PA, VA and WV; 9 yrs. experience; German immigrants; assistance in publishing family histories; author of The Complete Harper Family History Prior to 1900; Naturalizations of Washington County, Maryland Prior to 1880; African American Manumissions of Washington County, Maryland; St. Mary's Catholic Church Records (forthcoming); $16.00 per hour.

Edith Larrabee Gracey
512 Mifflin Blvd.
Shillington, PA 19607

(610) 777-8756 (phone and fax)

DAC, DAR, Germanna Soc., Debrett Anc.Eng.; Legal and genealogical research, MD, PA, VA. (Past and present--also missing heirs); will prepare patriotic society papers; have edited and published a biography accepted by Naval Academy Nimitz Library; will edit and publish your family history; $25.00 per hour with four hour minimum to open case; 25 years experience.

Patricia Guida
706 Market St.
Denton, MD 21629

(410) 479-0722

Historical title searches for title and boundary questions, historical data purposes, and land patent applications; genealogical research for heritage. President: Maryland Society of Professional Land Historians, Inc.

Michael Hait
35 Meadow Wood Lane
Harrington, DE 19952

(302) 519-2470

Specializing in Maryland and Washington, D.C., genealogy, especially including land, probate, birth and death records of the 18th-20th centuries. Will also search for obituaries in any newspapers on microfilm in the Archives.

Louise Mathews Henry
3305 Paine St.
Baltimore, MD 21211

Research at Maryland State Archives; Maryland and Virginia genealogy; research computerization; trace lost heirs. Author of Mathews Descendants; Jennings, Brown, McDougal and Related Families; First Land Records 1836, Warren County, VA.

Debra A. Hoffman
Hoffman Genealogical Services
PO Box 755
New Windsor, MD 21776

Specializing in Maryland research, Debra has over 30 years of experience conducting genealogical research. She is a member of the NSDAR. She has completed Brigham Young University’s Family History Certificate Program and has completed three courses at the Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University. Debra is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Fees: Hourly, Plus Expenses

Debbie Hooper
Delmarva Genealogy Associates
34491 Sunset Dr
Millsboro, DE 19966

Debbie is a full-time, professional genealogist specializing in the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She has over 22 years experience in researching Maryland records of all counties, and she is the author of three genealogical source books. Her education in genealogy includes a certificate from Boston University in Genealogical Research, and she has attended the Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University.

Stephanie Hoover
P. O. Box 4921
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 798-8330

Pennsylvania research specialist, all 67 counties. Archives, library and court house research. Historical newspaper searches. Genealogical photography. Professional writer. Web site hosts most complete directory of PA historical, genealogical and preservation societies available.

Josh Jenkins
, MD


Expert research of all 23 counties in Maryland and Baltimore City. I perform research at many Maryland facilities including the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, Archives II in College Park, Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore and more. For over a decade, I have been a dedicated expert researcher that always strives to uncover new information. Please see my website for excellent customer testimonials and explore many of the services I provide

Melanie Karvoski
Ancestral Branches
P.O. Box 362
Hamburg, PA 19526


Specializing in early American genealogy research and researching Maryland immigrant ancestors from Canada, England, France, Germany,Ireland, Italy, Scotland and the United States of America.

LAMP Genealogical Research
8505 Glenview Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

(301) 589-6621; (800) 838-2080
fax: (301) 589-1366

LAMP researches statewide, nationwide, overseas. Research also at National Archives, Library of Congress, LDS. Specialities include complex projects, extended family trees, passenger arrival records, naturalization records, legal searches. Professional writer, editor, researcher. 10 hr. minimum payable in advance. Calls answered 7 days a week.

Nicole Gilkison LaRue, CG




Nicole is a board-certified full-time genealogist with varied experience working with records across the United States, and abroad. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, she has completed the ProGen Study Program and courses offered by the National Genealogical Society, as well as courses from the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh. Please inquire for information regarding fees.

Legacy Tree Genealogy, Inc.
10 W. 100 S., Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Our team of professional genealogists specializes in researching genealogy, including U.S. genealogy, the British Isles, Germany, Canada, Italy, and more. Our professional genealogists have university degrees in genealogy and family history, are accredited genealogists, have received certifications and other awards, and/or have decades of genealogy experience. Since our professional genealogists reside near the Family History Library, we have access to millions of genealogy records and databases. We also have onsite agents all over the world who access records for us.

Dana Linton
11108 Brandywine St.
Kensington, MD 20895

(301) 929-0489

Wide range of research services, record research in all Maryland counties for land, equity, probate, or genealogical records. Also DAR library, LDS annex, Library of Congress or National Archives. Will consider special projects (biographical research, surveys of materials, review letters and manuscripts, etc.)

Louisiana Research
P.O. Box 2116
Opelousas, LA 70570
(337) 826-8177
(225) 278-2000

Professional and experienced, author, genealogist, historian and lecturer employing multi-disciplined research methods to produce more detailed information. Queries are answered by professional, detailed, confidential and effective reports. Specializes in public record research, legal research, genealogical and historical research, archival and court house research, family and social histories. Basic rates are $20.00 per hour plus expenses, with quotes available upon request for your special research projects.

Mark Love
9890 Washingtonian Blvd. #705
Gaithersburg, MD 20878-5331

Specializes in Maryland, Virginia, & the District of Columbia; Family Tree Computer Software. National Archives, Library of Congress, state & county Historical Societies, Daughters of American Revolution Library, D.C. and Maryland Archives, county courthouse records, Church of Latter Day Saints genealogical records. Census, military, wills & probate, land and property, immigration and passenger lists, marriage, birth and death records, occupations and major city directories

Maryland Genealogists (Genealogists.com)

All cities and counties in Maryland
Our Maryland genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search all the archives and libraries in Maryland.

Gail Rodgers McCormick, MLS, MA
McCormick Family History Services
940 Fern Trl
Crownsville, MD 21032

I am available to provide a wide range of research, analysis, writing, preservation, and lecture services. I have more than 30 years experience researching, writing, and lecturing on genealogical and historical research in England, Wales, eastern Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia, including nearly 20 years as a professional librarian, archivist, and public historian. In my professional work, I have organized, cataloged, and preserved historical collections, and provided training in those skills. In addition, I have researched and taught extensively on genealogy and local history, including house and neighborhood history. I have written on genealogical and historical topics for a variety of publications, including my own family history narratives.  I have researched  for the American version of the television show Who Do You Think You Are?  I have easy access to many major research repositories, including the Library of Congress, National Archives, DAR Library, Maryland State Archives, Historical Society of Washington, DC, the DC City Archives, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. I am happy to discuss any of these services in detail and provide current fees.

Jane W. McWilliams
P.O. Box 3158
Annapolis, MD 21403


Ms. McWilliams has more than 40 years of experience with Maryland records, specializing in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century land use, family history, and topical research. During her seventeen years on the research staff of the Maryland State Archives, she worked primarily on A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1634 –1789 (1979, 1985) and the Archives of Maryland, new series (1990). More recent projects involve land title research in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, reviewing and editing manuscripts on historical topics, and free-lance writing assignments. Among her publications is the new, comprehensive history of Maryland’s capital city titled Annapolis, City on the Severn, A History (2011). Ms. McWilliams also consults on research problems and objectives. She can accept projects ranging from simple document review and retrieval to complex house histories and multi-family genealogies. Please contact herfor further information and fees.

Larry Moore
1000 Heather Ridges Rd
Apt F1
Frederick, MD 21702-1456

Research work in Frederick and Carroll counties and part of Montgomery county from early 1830 to 1900 with special emphasis on members of the Union or Confederate armies and items pertaining to the Civil War.

Shannon Bridget Murphy
2660 Petersborough Street
Oak Hill, Virginia 20171


Documentation and search support for DAR and Daughters of the War of 1812. I can search for all American military conflict, beginning with the Revolutionary War.

3328 34th Street
Boulder, CO 80301


We have several full-time researchers who work in Annapolis ,Washington, D.C., throughout Maryland getting copies of vital records, cemetery records, land deeds, probate, and other local records of interest. Many of our researchers often work at the Maryland State Archives, NARA, Library of Congress, and the DAR. We also have access to all MD records currently available on microfilm at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City since we have several full-time researchers working there also. We are also specialists in African-American and immigration research and have worked on hundreds of research cases in the UK, Germany, Italy, and Ireland over the years.

Charles R. Novak
1612 Laurel Break Rd.
Fallston, MD 21047

(410) 877-7695

General research, northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania; volunteer at Towson FHL; currently pursuing genealogical certification; fees negotiable.

Henry C. Peden, Jr., MA
707 Bedford Rd.
Bel Air, MD 21014-4424

Specialty: Harford County, early Baltimore County, and colonial Maryland family history research

James W. Petty CGRS, AG
Heirlines Family History and Genealogy
PO Box 893
Salt Lake City, UT 84110


Specializes in military genealogy, research and documentation for lineage organization, plus colonial American research with a focus on tracing immigrant origins.

Julian H. Preisler
132 Harvard Court
Falling Waters, WV 25419
(304) 274-5122 phone
(304) 274-5123 fax

Specializing in WV, MD and PA research. Trained in history & archives administration with over 17 years of genealogy experience. Located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia (70 miles from Washington, DC). Conducting all forms of research with emphasis on general genealogy research, cemetery research, Jewish research, genealogy photography, and creation of family tree and family history booklets. Please see my website for further details. $30.00 per hour.

Record Click LLC
New Jersey
Elizabeth Khan
1-866-632 9291


Eclectic, Dynamic, and Methodical – three great adjectives that describe the Team of Researchers at Record Click, a boutique genealogy firm that specializes in investigating lineage cases both domestic and international – including nine European locations, as well as Argentina and Canada. In fact, Record Click is the only international genealogy research company located on the East Coast, giving it the advantage and proximity to immigration documentation. Record Click offers its customers a unique research experience through its interactive on-line project management system that allows clients an unparalleled participatory experience. Record Click conducts research in and aroundthe Maryland area.

Tom Simmons
Castle Rock, Colorado

Having been a resident of Maryland for twelve years with ancestral roots in your state, I am also a competent family genealogy researcher.

Cathy Sippel
P.O. Box 638
Severna Park, Maryland 21146
410-729-4050 (phone)

Historical and contemporary research: textual, film/video, photo; also conduct research at National Archives, Library of Congress, and the hundreds of other government, military, and public libraries located in the Washington, D. C./Baltimore, Md., areas.

Everette C. Smith
3818 Belmont Dr.
Jarrettsville, MD 21084
(410) 557-6473
fax: (410) 557-6475

Research in land, equity and probate records; specializing in land patent research in northeastern Maryland counties; genealogy. 30 years experience as a land surveyor. $20.00 per hour.

Christopher T. "Chris" Smithson, A.A.S.
Genealogist General, HOSBD
State Historian, MDSSAR
Registrar, Col. Aquila Hall Chapter, MDSSAR
Senior Society President, Bush Declaration Society, (Maryland) NSCAR
4219 Paddrick Road
Darlington, Maryland 21034-1034
(410) 836-3433 (Home)
(443) 350-7650 (Cell)

Specializing in Harford County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City, and Cecil County from the Colonial to 20th Century, documentation retrieval, brickwall ancestors, patriotic and hereditary lineage research, and missing heirs research. Conducts research at the Maryland State Archives, and the Maryland Historical Society. Past State Genealogist, Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution. Author of 7 books.

John Taylor
Taylor & Hammel LLC
1224 N. Meade St. #22
Arlington, VA 22209

Phone: (703) 822-4658
Fax: (703) 842-8656

Research in federal, state and local records, especially at the Maryland State Archives, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Library of Congress. Will perform broad, due diligence research or collect specific documentation on a range of subjects, including but not limited to: military records, corporate documents, city directories, regulatory records, congressional/judicial/executive records, environmental issues, land records, and historical matters.

Marc D. Thompson
708 Enfield Rd
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 676-6179

Marc D. Thompson grew up in rural Pennsylvania and delved into genealogy and writing at a very early age. He received a Bachelor's Degree near Philadelphia, PA and enjoys working as a genealogist and fitness consultant. Mr. Thompson currently resides in South Florida and has worked with youth, teens, adult and seniors in many environments and with various disciplines. He has helped people with their family histories goals for over 20 years and has had numerous writings published. Mr. Thompson believes in what he calls "Creatalytical Thinking." This thinking is the fusion of creativity and practicality; the pure combination of creative philosophies and analytical abilities to view life more fully. Mr. Thompson genealogical specialties include American, European and African American. However, he is able to take on genealogical concerns both grand and small, both east and west.

Fran Webster
712 Gainsborough Ct., #316
Chesapeake, Va. 23320

Specialty - Colonial Research for Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. $15 per hour. 4 hr. Minimum

Donna J. Williams
1522 Lochwood Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21218-1602
(410) 532-9680

Specializing in Confederate service records and ancestry research and assisting prospective UDC members. Please email for fees, etc. Maryland Historical Society.

Sherrie Yuhas
15 Palmyra Bellegrove Road
Annville, PA 17003

Central Pennsylvania research performed primarily for the following counties-BERKS, DAUPHIN, LANCASTER, LEBANON, and SCHUYLKILL. Will research any/all available census, land, church, military, cemetery, or other available records. Available to research in the Pennsylvania State Library and Archives, or the counties listed above. Please e-mail me or contact me via mail. If contacting me via mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a description of your request.

Elaine O. and Kenneth Zimmerman
P.O. Box 276
Woodstock, MD 21163-0276

Voice/FAX 410-750-9315

Specializing in Baltimore City/County, Carrroll County, Frederick County and Howard County


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