ProGen Study Group AlumniThese members demonstrated determination and commitment by completing all assignments in the nineteen month program to study Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Each gained valuable knowledge from feedback of their peers as well as by completing the practical study assignments.
ProGen 1 — April 2008–December 2009
ProGen 2 — September 2008–June 2010
ProGen 3 — March 2009–September 2010
Heartland ProGen 1 (HP1) — March 2009 — October 2010
ProGen 4 and 5 — September 2009–April 2011
ProGen 6 and 7 — February 2010–October 2011
ProGen 8 — June 2010–December 2011
ProGen 9 — September 2010–March 2012
ProGen 10 — September 2010–March 2012
ProGen 11 — November 2010–May 2012
Heartland ProGen 2 (HP2) — March 2011 — October 2012
ProGen 12 — March 2011 — October 2012
ProGen 13 — July 2011 — February 2013
ProGen group number shown in parentheses below. Highlighted names are links to more information below.
Research specialties: Report writing, editing.
Andrea's Genealogical Attic
Research specialties: Midwestern states, Maine, German, French genealogy and heirloom albums.
Those Who Went Before
Research specialties: Northern Arizona (onsite research), Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania; general U.S. research from 1800 to the present.
Copestone Resources, LLC
2318 N. Madelyn Cir., Tucson, AZ 85712
Research specialties: Map production; database creation; general genealogy in Ohio, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, southern Arizona.
Once Upon a Time Genealogy
Research specialties: ALL research in Tennessee and Kentucky.
Buckeye Family Trees
Research specialty: Ohio research and migration; writing on genealogy and family history topics.
Researcher and Lecturer: Military Records, African American/slave Research, Immigration/Naturalization, Native American Research.
Buffat Genealogical & Historical Research Services
Research specialties: Genealogical and historical research with emphasis on military for wars and conflicts from the Revolutionary War through WW1. Geographic Specialties: U.S. with emphasis on, but not limited to Central Midwest; Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Services: Traditional genealogical and historical research, historic house/property research, Native American research, genealogical and historic photography, lecturing and writing.
GeneFinders: A Genealogical Research Service
Research specialties: Midwest Researcher.
Lantern Genealogical Research Services
Research specialties: Erie Co., PA and neighboring counties; Chautauqua Co., NY.
Research specialties: 19th and 20th century immigration; Brooklyn, NY; Florida.
Maggie's Genealogy Service
Research specialties: Midwest, with experience in other U.S. states and Germany.
Research specialties: Santa Clara Co., CA; New England; Colonial America; Irish.
Research specialties: U.S. research, especially Kansas and Midwestern states; multi-state, multi-generational projects.
Christenson Research Services
Research specialties: Family history research and analysis, Swedish research expertise; cemetery research, gravesite photography; document search and retrieval; record look-ups. On the ground in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and enjoys collaborating with professional genealogists to support their projects.
Clark and Lewis Genealogy
Research specialties: Colorado, Ohio River Valley (Ohio, WV, IN, IL, KY).
Bridge To Yesterday
Research specialties: Large scale, multi-location U.S. projects and book publishing; lectures; genealogical coaching.
CRC Genealogical Research
Research specialties: Photography, Tennessee.
Root Tracer Genealogy Research Services
Research specialties: Eastern Massachutsetts, Mayflower lineage.
Bayside Research Services, LLC
Research specialties: Maryland's mid-Shore counties: Talbot, Dorchester, Queen Anne's and Caroline; house histories, genealogy and local history; access to the Maryland State Archives, Library of Congress and NARA.
Research specialties: Lineage society applications for the following societies: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society Children of the American Revolution, National Society Sons of the American Revolution, Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Georgia, National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society United States Daughters of 1812, Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, First Families of Ohio, The Society of Civil War Families of Ohio, Settlers and Builders of Ohio. Also available to assist with research of the Doane family name as a life member of The Doane Family Association of America.
Stone House Historical Research
Genealogical and Forensic Research, Heirloom Albums and Framable Family Tree Charts.
Diggin for Roots
Research specialties: CT, MA and England Research.
Research specialties: Iowa, Midwest and Mid-Atantic U.S.
Single Spring Genealogy
Research specialties: Family and community genealogy in the Southeastern United States with added services in DNA-for-genealogy consulting, pre-removal Native American genealogy, and African American genealogy.
Research specialties: General Genealogy, Ohio, Local Counties: Cuyahoga, Lorain and Medina, and tutoring/genealogical coaching.
The Ancestry Detective, LLC
Research specialties: New England and South eastern U.S.
Professional Ancestry Research
Research specialties: African ancestored genealogy.
1028 Ridgecrest Drive, Dickson, TN 37055
Middle Tennessee research; periodic research trips to central Ohio.
830-964-2886 (home); 805-478-6878 (cell)
Research specialties: USA, especially Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia; helping others problem solve; translating medical records.
Research specialties: DNA/Genetic Genealogy, German research, Norwegian research.
Janis Walker Gilmore Genealogical Research Services
Goodell Genealogical Services
Research specialties: Basic research, multi-generational U.S. projects that result in heirloom albums; writing/editing, genealogical coaching.
C&M Genealogical Research
Research specialties: UK research, U.S. research especially northern California and San Diego, paleography, genealogical consultation and research planning; lecturer and instructor.
Research specialty: southern Mississippi.
Does not take clients.
Hait Family History Research Services
Research specialties: Maryland and Delaware genealogy, African-American, Civil War.
DynastySearch Genealogy Services
Research specialties: U.S., Italy/Sicily, Norway, Sweden.
Research, editing, writing centered on Chicago and including 50 nearby counties in three states: northeastern Illinois, southwestern Michigan, and northern Indiana. Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Newberry Library, NARA Great Lakes regional office, Indiana State Library, Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections.
Research specialties: Kentucky, Wisconsin.
Beyond the Beaten Path
Research specialties: Western North Carolina, Southern Maryland, Missouri.
Research specialties: England and Canadian research specializing in Southwestern Ontario; Loyalist lineage.
Northeastern Ohio Research.
Research Specialties: Chicago, Illinois, Missouri, kids' genealogy, writing.
78 Randolph Rd., Worcester, MA 01606
Native Americans, African-Americans and mixed families in New England and New York.
Holtz Research Services
Research specialty: Italian.
34491 Sunset Dr., Millsboro DE 19966
Research in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
Genealogical Research In The South (GRITS)
Research specialties: Southeastern U.S. with a focus on Charleston, SC; Savannah, GA; and Atlanta, GA.
Research specialties: Southern England — Warwickshire, Somerset, Devon, Surrey, Oxford, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Kent.
Genealogy Lecturer and Instructor. Research specialties: Military and land records; lectures on methodology and records.
412-683-8032 / 412-996-6008 (cell)
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Four Square Books and Genealogy
Research specialties: Photo analysis, ancestor biographies, house histories, lineage societies, Kansas research.
Kemper Research Services
Research specialties: Eastern Massachusetts and other areas of New England, especially early colonial days.
Lineage Society Research for Virginia Ancestors.
Research specialties: NARA, DAR, and Maryland.
Kolt Family History Research Services
661-510-8035 (cell) 661-296-9005 (home)
Research specialties: description.
Leaves of Heritage Genealogy
Research specialties: Internet research, California localities, U.S. records, Scotland research, research plan preparation, beginning genealogy, lectures/presentations.
Research specialties: Eastern Pennsylvania research.
French Roots Genealogy – digging for your roots in France
+33 (0)9 52 09 48 18 (land phone)
+33 (0)6 10 34 90 25 (cell phone)
011 33 952 09 48 18 (land phone when calling from USA)
011 33 610 34 90 25 (cell phone when calling from USA)
Research specialties: an American professional genealogist living in France who can help you dig for your roots in France – member of APG & NGS.
Lawson Research Services, LLC
Ohio Family Research
1920 Eva Lane, Malabar, FL 32950-3219
Genealogical Research Services Specializing in Ohio.
Research specialties: Colorado, the Mid-West, and Norwegian research.
Lisson Genealogy Services
Research specialties: North Carolina, South Central Virginia.
Federal records, Japanese-American, DAR.
Research specialties: Migratory individuals and families; American and Canadian homesteaders; early steamboat history, especially on Plains rivers.
Research specialties: New York, Illinois, Huguenot; social media and technology; genealogy market analysis.
Research specialties: Danish, German, and Russian/Jewish genealogy.
Research specialties: Pennsylvania, Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa).
Genealogy Research and Consultation
Legal documents, Land, Military.
Research specialties: Texas, lineage society applications for Daughters of the Republic of Texas and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Three Sons Publishing, Inc.
Research specialties: 1850-1900; Midwest; Mid-south.
McGhie Family History
Research in Maryland and Washington, D.C., including NARA and the DAR Library.
Research specialties: General U.S. research in the 1800's and early 1900's, research in Veszprem County, Hungary, access to Salt Lake Family History Library.
Research specialties: Italian genealogy, upstate New York, English genealogy, and Irish immigrants.
Family Research by Coy Michael
256-883-1445, Cell: 256-655-5814
Research Specialties: Family Research in Northern Alabama, Central Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Georgia, cemetery photography, courthouse look-ups.
SKM Genealogical Research, LLC
Research specialties: Southeastern U.S. research, especially North Carolina and Tennessee; lineage society applications.
Research specialties: Slovakia; New England.
Research specialty: San Luis Obispo.
Midwest & Beyond Genealogical Services
Research specialties: Monmouth County, New Jersey and Moore County, North Carolina.
GenLines Family History Research
209-599-4323 (home) or 209-765-8921 (cell)
Research specialties: U.S. multi-state research, basic research, ancestral handwriting analysis.
Research specialties: Civil War Pension Files, Native American, Genealogical Coaching, Currituck County NC research.
Genealogical Research Services
Research specialties: US research 1700-1800's; Midwest focus; Immigration trails.
Apex Genealogical Services
Research specialties: Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Military.
Research specialties: U.S., France, Quebec, French translation.
Olson Research Services
Services include: Assistance with beginning genealogy research, traditional research, project management, organization, and technology. Research Specialty: Georgia and Southeastern U.S.
Charter Oak Genealogy
Research specialties: Civil War, Connecticut.
Ottman Research Services, LLC
Research specialties: New York City region.
Jigsaw Genealogy / Tech Edge Research
Research Specialties: Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester counties as well as genealogical personalized tours of the counties and teaching various genealogy topics including specific research topics such as online digital record keeping, and database research strategies.
Stars and Stripes Genealogy
Research specialties: Early American research in the Mid-Atlantic U.S.; Arizona.
Peake to the Past
Research specialties: Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
From the Fayette Files
Research specialties: Hawaiian/Polynesian genealogy, urban ancestors, Chicago ancestors, and general Outreach.
Bridging the Past
Finding and Preserving Your History
Research specialties: Chicago, Northeast Illinois, Italian research.
Research specialty: Northeast Ohio research.
+612 9482 8690
Research specialties: Australian research, especially New South Wales.
Research specialties: Teaching beginner's, Technology & Tools for genealogist's.
Research specialties: New England, especially Massachusetts; Mid-Atlantic, especially Pennsylvania and New York; Jewish genealogy. Not accepting clients at this time.
Research specialties: North Carolina research and lineage applications with successful experience in the following societies: North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati; National Society of Colonial Dames of America; Daughters of the Revolution; Sons of the Revolution; National Huguenot Society, Society of Colonial Wars; Jamestowne Society; First Families of North Carolina, and Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Research specialties: Jewish, California, newspapers.
Bringing Your Ancestors to Life
Research specialties: Photograph scanning and identification, Locate Living people, Genealogical consultation and research plans, Literature Searches, Document Searches, Family Records Organization, Internet Research, Genealogy Blogging.
Old Bones Genealogy, LLC
Research specialties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick and Howard counties. Services include traditional research, project management, organization and technology.
All My Ancestors, LLC
Research specialties: Oklahoma, Adoption, African Americans, Federal Records, Land Records, Lineage Societies, Naturalization, American Indian, Court Records.
Ancestral Trees Research
Research specialties: Lineage societies, heir searches, 19th and early 20th century research, speaking/lecturing.
Staats Genealogical Services
Research specialties: Ohio and Pennsylvania research.
Research specialties: Maine, eastern Massachusetts, Danish immigrants to New England, German language.
Chicago Ancestry, Inc.
Research specialties: Chicago genealogy and other Illinois research.
Between the Leaves Family Histories
Research specialties: New England research, military records, photo restoration, hand lettered family tree charts.
Research specialties: Civil War Pensions and online research.
Bridge To Yesterday
805-489-5457 or 805-710-4731
Research specialties: U.S. multi-state research projects and family albums, lecturing, and coaching.
Research specialties: 19th Century Kentucky, Indiana; Brickwall Problems.
Genealogical Writing Service
Research specialties: Provides a writing service for genealogists who do not have the time or inclination to write up their own research, but want to provide their families with a meaningful summary of their research.
Research specialties: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, French Canadian, German, special interest in orphans and adoption research.
Research specialties: online research and local Tidewater VA.
Genealogy by Design
Research specialties: Middle Tennessee; Western New York; German Lutheran church records; War of 1812; Bexar County, Texas. Other specialties: book, brochure, and logo design; indexing.
Fetzer and Associates
Basic genealogy, getting people started on their search; Finding Civil War ancestors.
Prairie Roots Research
Research specialties: Iowa and Midwestern records, land, military, lineage applications.
Research specialties: SE MA and RI, especially 19th century, Loyalists to Nova Scotia, late 19th century German communities in Jersey City, NJ and NE PA.
Ward and Katz Genealogy Services
Research specialties: Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Cecil County.
"The People Before Us"
Research specialties: MA research.
Research specialties: Texas, the Southern U.S., the law and genealogy, and genetic genealogy (DNA).
Research specialties: Texas history and records, organizing, writing and editing, planning/coaching.
Research specialties: New England, New York, Westchester County.
Research specialties: Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia.
Research specialties: Indiana Records.
Research conducted in Australia, England, Ireland and The Netherlands records.
Key Genealogy LLC
Whitney Professional Genealogy
Research specialties: Finding the Truths in Family Traditions of 19th Century California Settlement and Writing Family Histories.
Research specialties: Midwestern states, forensic genealogy.
My Ain Folk
Research specialties: Scottish family history research in local and national Scottish archives, transcription of Scottish and English documents C16th-20th, legal research and living relative searches within the UK.
Research specialties: Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, and U.S. Civil War.
Wright's Genealogy Services
Anne Young's Research Service
Research specialties: Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and England.
Research specialties: New England, French Canadian, and England.
Research specialties: Connecticut, genetic genealogy.
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CG, Certified Genealogist, CGL, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® (BCG), used under license by professionals who pass periodic competency evaluations by the Board.
AG and Accredited Genealogist are service marks of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Genealogists® (ICAPGen), used under license by professionals who pass competency evaluations by ICAPGen.
PLCGS: When a student successfully completes the 40 course Certificate in Genealogical Studies program, specializing in the records of a specific country, or the 12 course Certificate in Genealogical Studies-Librarianship program, the University of Toronto, Continuing Education, Professional Learning Centre jointly with The National Institute for Genealogical Studies awards the postnomial designation PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies).