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

Claire Bettag, CG, FUGA
1685 34th Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
(H) 202-625-2598
(C) 202-436-2121
E-mail:
Area of Research: Louisiana; France; Acadia; federal records

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: France, Louisiana

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



LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson J.D., CG
Washington, D.C. 20016
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


Zip code: 207 xx

Dianne Jimmink (Chapter VP)
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




Angela Packer McGhie, CG
9519 Kings Grant Road
Laurel, MD 20723
(H) 240-568-0881
E-mail:
Area of Research: Angela is not currently accepting client research projects, but is available as a lecturer and instructor. She is the administrator of the ProGen Study Program, and coordinator of the Intermediate Genealogy course at IGHR and the Advanced Practicum course at SLIG.

Repositories researched: National Archives, DAR

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

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)
401 Russell Ave. #213
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(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

Malissa Ruffner, JD, MLS, CG
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.



Trudie Davis-Long
8213 Mapleville Road
Mount Airy, MD 21771
E-mail:
Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR

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




Debra A. Hoffman
P.O. Box 755
New Windsor, MD 21776
E-mail:
Area of Research: Have been researching for over thirty years in Maryland. Also have research experience in the Midwest (Missouri) as well as the Southern states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas. Provide lectures to local libraries and genealogical societies.

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

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Mid-west, Maryland

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

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.

Zip code: 221 xx

Bob Johnson CG (Chapter Secretary)
8106 Squirrel Run Road
Springfield, VA 22152
(C) 703-581-7608
E-mail:
Web site: www.swedishamericangenealogy.com
Area of Research: Specializing in Scandinavian immigration and Scandinavian research.

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

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Denmark, Finland, Norway, 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 Emeritus
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


Zip code: 223 xx

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: 236 xx

Kathryn Maxson
340 Harris Ave

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