While many chapter members hold a variety of additional academic degrees, this roster follows the guidelines of APG and lists only those credentials directly related to genealogy.

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Members Accepting Clients and/or Speaking Engagements

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Most members research in the Washington DC metro area, but additional regional specialties are shown.

Listed by Zip Code

Zip code: 166 xx

Valerie Metzler CA, MA
114 Ruskin Drive
Altoona, PA 16602
(H) 814-940-0493
(C) 814-932-1740
E-mail:
Area of Research: CA and historian; speaks German and French; research in PA and surrounding states, and worldwide; Anabaptist, military, architectural history, oral histories, paper and photo preservation. Reads German script.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Md. Archive, Library of Virginia


Zip code: 199 xx

Michael Hait, CG
35 Meadow Wood Lane
Harrington, DE 19952
(H) 302-786-2419
E-mail:
Web site: www.haitfamilyresearch.com
Area of Research: Specializing in Maryland and Delaware research, African-American genealogy, and Civil War records. Published author and frequent lecturer.

Repositories researched: National Archives, DAR, Md. Archive

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: African-American, Civil War, Mid-Atlantic, Maryland, Delaware


Zip code: 200 xx

Darcie M. Posz, CG (Chapter President)
444 8th Street NW #313
Washington, DC 20004
(C) 202-403-7919
E-mail:
Area of Research: NARA & LoC; quick search and pulls only.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress




LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, J.D.
4201 Cathedral Ave, NW Apt. 515E
Washington, D.C. 20016
(H) 202-362-8266
(C) 202-674-7336
E-mail:
Web site: LaBGarrettGenealogy.com
Area of Research: African Ancestored families from the South

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: African-American, Southeast, South Carolina

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.

Zip code: 201 xx

Victor S. (Vic) Dunn, CG
43450 Clivedon Court
Ashburn, VA 20147
(C) 703-431-0630
E-mail:
Web site: www.virginiaancestry.com
Area of Research: Research in DC, MD, VA and eastern WV records and repositories. Special skills include land platting, problem ancestor resolution, and family history compilations.

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Virginia




Marjorie Eyre
1813 North Shore Ct.
Reston, VA. 20190
(H) 703-707-6260
(C) 703-475-1088
E-mail:
Area of Research: Canadian, Michigan

Repositories researched: Library of Congress

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.

Zip code: 207 xx

Dianne Jimmink
2709 Federal Lane
Bowie 20715
(H) 301-805-5913
(C) 301-520-2227
E-mail:
Web site: Ancestrally-yours.com
Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Md. Archive




Ellen Rafferty
7743 Emerson Road
Hyattsville, MD 20784
(H) 301-577-9432
E-mail:
Area of Research: All local DC research facilities for census, military records, passenger arrivals, Social Security Death Index, International Genealogical Index. Irish specialist.

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Ireland


Zip code: 208 xx

Craig Kieffer, CG
5409 Wehawken Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
(H) 301-356-2352
E-mail:
Web site: www.ckgenealogy.com
Area of Research: Specializes in researching and writing family histories. Available to travel anywhere in the United States to speak with clients or conduct on-site research.




Elsa Anne Bray
5409 Wehawken Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20816
(H) 301-355-2347
(C) 301-355-2347
E-mail:



Lorraine Minor
6610 81st Street
Cabin John, MD 20818
(H) 301-229-3515
E-mail:



Sandra MacLean Clunies, CG (Chapter Representative)
6 Briardale Court
Derwood, MD 20855-2027
(H) 301-670-9529
E-mail:
Web site: www.clunies.net/smc.html
Area of Research: Researcher, author, lecturer. Lineage applications. Colonial New England. Graduate and adjunct faculty NIGR, IGHR. Past member APG Board.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR


Zip code: 210 xx

Nicole Gilkison LaRue
(C) 619-888-2896
E-mail:
Web site: www.genealogist-in-training.blogspot.com
Repositories researched: National Archives, Md. Archive




Gail McCormick, M.A., M.L.S.
940 Fern Trail
Crownsville, MD 21032
(C) 202-320-5796
E-mail:
Area of Research: Available for research in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and eastern Pennsylvania; and to provide lectures on researching English and Welsh ancestry; family and local history in Washington, D.C.; general family history research methodology, and preservation and organization of rese

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Md. Archive

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Civil War, United Kingdom, Mid-Atlantic, Dist of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania


Zip code: 212 xx

Victoria Kinnear (Chapter Vice-President)
417 Chadford Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
(C) 443-622-8375
E-mail:
Web site: www.myancestorslivedhere.com
Area of Research: Mid-Atlantic research focusing on Baltimore, Maryland, and Lower Pennsylvania. Document retrieval from NARA, DAR, LOC, Maryland and Pennsylvania

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Md. Archive

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Revolutionary War, Civil War, Mid-Atlantic, Dist of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia




Malissa Ruffner, JD, MLS
4425 Harcourt Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
E-mail:
Web site: familyepic.posterous.com
Area of Research: Available for research and look-ups at Maryland State Archives, and Baltimore City Archives

Repositories researched: Md. Archive


Zip code: 217 xx

Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG
5333 Pommel Drive
Mount Airy, MD 21771
(H) 301-675-1384
E-mail:
Area of Research: Research at the National Archives, Maryland State Archives and DAR Library, and lineage society applications. List of US Research lecture subjects available upon request.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Md. Archive

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.



Eileen Souza
(H) 410-549-2330
(C) 410-790-2661
E-mail:
Web site: www.oldbonesgenealogy.com
Area of Research: Old Bones Genealogy, LLC. Specialize in Carroll County, Maryland and surrounding counties. Offering tradtional research services, project managmement, organization and technology services. Can research at local Maryland courthouses and libraries.

Repositories researched: Md. Archive

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Maryland


Zip code: 218 xx

S. Pilar Burton, M.S.
38 Tail Of The Fox Dr
Berlin, MD 21811
(H) 443-454-2611
E-mail:
Area of Research: Document retrieval,archival and family search; conduct workhsops in beginning genealogy.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Md. Archive

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Revolutionary War, Civil War, Mid-Atlantic, Maryland


Zip code: 220 xx

Mark E. Dickson
4824 Red Fox Drive
Annandale, VA 22003
(H) 703-503-3459
E-mail:
Area of Research: Quaker, Military Records, Database Cleanup

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Md. Archive




Thomas (Tom) Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
9232 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22031
(H) 703-365-1466
E-mail:
Area of Research: Writes, edits, and teaches. BCG board member. GRIP, IGHR, and SLIG course coordinator and instructor. Teaches in Boston University genealogy program, online and classroom options. NGS Quarterly co-editor since 2002.

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.



Lee James Irwin
7449 Timberock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043
(H) 703-573-2985
E-mail:
Area of Research: Research on military records from Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War. Specialize in service, pension and bounty land documents. Also specialize in German-Americans, especially Pennsylvania Dutch of Bucks, Berks, Lehigh and Lancaster counties.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: German-American, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Pennsylvania


Zip code: 221 xx

Barry Kline
PO Box 503
Merrifield, VA 22116-0503
E-mail:
Web site: www.trippinoverroots.com
Area of Research: Northern Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, Eastern West Virginia

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Library of Virginia

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Revolutionary War, Civil War, Mid-Atlantic, Dist of Columbia, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia




Bob Johnson (Chapter Secretary)
8106 Squirrel Run Road
Springfield, VA 22152
(C) 703-581-7608
E-mail:
Area of Research: Specializing in the Carolinas, Virginia, and DC research. Also adept at immigration from Sweden and Swedish records.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, Library of Virginia

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Sweden, Southeast, Dist of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina




Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
8035 Tanworth Court
Springfield, VA 22152
(H) 703-913-0625
E-mail:
Web site: www.SayreandSayre.com
Area of Research: Course coordinator and instructor for Samford University's Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy; instructor in Boston University's Genealogical Research Program. Popular presenter at genealogy conferences and seminars in more than thirty states. Also researches at Society of the Cincinnati and Historical Society of Washington DC.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Library of Virginia

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Mid-Atlantic, Dist of Columbia, Virginia




Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG, CGL
121 Tapawingo Road SW
Vienna, VA 22180-5964
E-mail:
Area of Research: Military records at NARA; 35+ years experience in Union and Confederate records in the National Archives, Washington, DC. APG Smallwood Award of Merit in 1999.

Repositories researched: National Archives

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Civil War




Darlene L. Hunter, CG
12497 Palomino Place
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(H) 703-590-8146
E-mail:
Area of Research: Research in Northern Virginia, especially Prince William, Fauquier, and Loudoun counties. Will do research at Northern Virginia courthouses.

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Virginia


Zip code: 223 xx

Claire Kluskens JD
Web site: mysite.verizon.net/ckluskens/
Area of Research: Federal records in the National Archives

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.



Kathryn C. Torpey, CG
5035 Domain Place
Alexandria, VA 22311
(H) 703-931-6059
E-mail:
Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Mid-Atlantic, Pennsylvania




Sharon MacInnes PhD
E-mail:
Web site: ancestortracks.com
Area of Research: Federal land records, Pennsylvania research, technology for genealogists. Researcher, Author, Lecturer, Instructor. Studied at NIGR, IGHR, & GRIP. Course Coordinator and Instructor for GRIP 2015.

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Pennsylvania

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.

Zip code: 224 xx

P. Ann Gillespie
1208 Kenmore Ave, Apt. 4
Fredricksburg, VA 22401
(H) 540-899-6210
(C) 540-735-7801
E-mail:
Web site: AnnGillespieResearch.com
Area of Research: Document retrieval - Washington DC or Richmond, VA repositories.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, Library of Virginia


Zip code: 226 xx

Kathryn Parker
P.O. Box 72
Gore, VA 22637
(H) 540-858-2586
E-mail:
Web site: www.Frederick-Research.com
Area of Research: Old Frederick County, Va.


Zip code: 229 xxSpeaking Schedule

Shelley Murphy
36 Colonial Road
Palmyra, VA 22963
(H) 434-589-1006
(C) 434-806-7433
E-mail:
Web site: /www.facebook.com/shelleyvm
Area of Research: African-American Research, Melungeons

Repositories researched: National Archives, DAR, Library of Virginia

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: African-American, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.

Zip code: 300 xx

Jennifer Dondero
Marietta, Georgia 30066
E-mail:
Web site: www.jpgenealogy.com
Area of Research: Research and lectures. Specialties include southern research and lineage society application preparation. Please see my website for more details and pricing. NOTE: No longer in the metro DC area but now available for National Archives at Atlanta (formerly NARA SE).

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Southeast, Georgia


Zip code: 951 xx

Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG
1474 Montelegre Drive
San Jose, CA 95120
(H) 408-268-2137
(C) 703-628-4552
E-mail:
Web site: www.christine4rose.com
Area of Research: Onsite research and methodology; military research; federal land records.

Repositories researched: National Archives, DAR, Md. Archive, Library of Virginia