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Charlotte M. Bell (MLS)North Carolina and Virginia research, writing and editing personal histories, speaking about preserving family stories.
Jason BordeauxI am a NC native with deep roots in Bladen, Robeson, Columbus, Cumberland, Sampson, Duplin, Brunswick, and New Hanover counties. I have over 25 years of research experience. I have been a professional genealogist since 2012.
June C. Delalio (CG)Founder and past president of the Italian Genealogical Group, an international organization. BA degree from Hofstra University, New York. Prior occupation legal assistant. Specializes in Italian-American family history. Translation of Italian documents. Yearly research trips to Italy. Assistance in obtaining dual citizenship for Italian-Americans. Member of the American Italian Historical Society, NGS, the Irish Family History Forum (founding member), the German Genealogical Group, and other groups.
Anita Finger-SmithCherokee lineage research, tribal enrollment eligibility and immigration records; lecturer. Authorized by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
Ann Nicholson FlintNative North Carolinian with family roots in this state and Virginia dating from the 1600s. Member: Order of First Families of North Carolina and other lineage societies.
Carolyn N. GibbonsGenealogical researcher since 1966, professional researcher since 2004. BSc Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Resident Cumberland County, NC where specialize 1754 to present. Have done extensive work in Howard County, MO. Published two books of Howard Co., MO marriage abstracts, Cumberland Co., NC Abstracts of Court Minutes 1823-1824, Harnett Co NC Will Book 1 with Bio Notes. Editor of Cumberland Chronicles, Cumberland Co NC Genealogical Society Newsletter. Member Cumberland County (NC) Genealogical Society, Ohio Historical Society, NCAPG, APG, New England Genealogical & Historical Society, DAR, Mayflower Society.
Mary L. GrayPassionate about paving a way to the past by helping and coaching budding genealogists find their inner sleuth. Professional family history researcher for past fifteen years. Family branches of particular interest include: Ferris, Johnson, Bailey, Carney, Gingles, Walker, Belknap, Kimble, Kindle, Swan, Gilbert, Gray, Hilliard, Powell, Sisson, Case, Fisher, Wiktor, Streeter, Seyfarth, Gutland, Erbach, Dailey, Parsons, and many others. Contact @ www.Stumpers.biz
Jeffrey L. Haines (CG)Certified Genealogist specializing in problem solving and compilation in the Carolinas and British West Indies. Association of Professional Genealogists past president. Member of Society of Genealogists (London). Graduate of National Genealogical Society's American Genealogy course and Samford University's Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (Advanced Methodology & Professional Tracks). Conducts on-site research in the Southeastern United States, Caribbean, and the United Kingdom. Current research focuses on the families of 17th Century South Carolina and their European and West Indian origins. Articles published in National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, and Board for Certification of Genealogists' OnBoard. Current editor of the Journal of the NCGS.
Sharon B. HamnerBS and MEd from U. of Georgia; MEd from U of Virginia. Professional genealogist since 1976. Attended Samford U. IGHR. Member: APG, NGS, VGS.
Erin HatfieldM.S. Management and Accounting. Graduate of the National Genealogical Society's American Genealogy program and the Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis course at Samford University's Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, as well as an alumni of the ProGen study group. Experienced project manager.
Melanie D. Holtz (CG)Genealogical researcher specializing in 18th-20th century Italian research, particularly experienced in southern Italy and Sicily. I am skilled in finding those hard to find immigration records and Italian towns of origin. Owner and sole writer for the blog "Finding Our Italian Roots."

Director on the Board of APG. Vice-President and Director of Programs for the NC APG. Additional memberships in the National Genealogical Society, Italian Genealogical Group and Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Currently managing a project abstracting the indexes to the civil records of two Italian towns, Polizzi Generosa and Isnello.
Jordan JonesNot accepting clients at this time. B.A. in Honors in English, Cal State, Northridge; M.A. in English (Creative Writing), UC Davis. Jordan Jones is an editor, publisher, and software development manager, as well as a published author of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and works in translation from the French. He has been a genealogist since 1973, has edited and published books and magazines since 1987, and has designed and published websites since 1995. He is working on becoming a certified genealogist. Technology Columnist: NGS Magazine. President: NGS. Board Member: NCGS. Member: APG, VGS (Virginia), and NSGS (Nebraska). Attended: NGS (2007-2012), IGHR (2008-2011) and NIGR (2009).
Helen F. M. Leary (CG Emeritus, FASG, FNGS)Ms. Leary is a professional genealogist with more than thirty years' experience and a featured speaker at NGS, FCS and state conferences. She is a past-president of the BCG; a former trustee of the APG; and editor of and contributing author to North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History (2nd edition, 1996) and contributing author to Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (2000). Leary has received numerous awards for her service to the genealogical community, including the NGS Award of Merit in 1987, the North Carolina Genealogical Society's Award for Exceptional Service in 1987 and 1998, the BCG Outstanding Service Award (2002), the APG Graham T. Smallwood Award (2003), and the IGHR's Outstanding Alumni Award in 1996. Currently not accepting clients.
Lisa LissonResearch, compiler, problem solver.
Susan MichaelGenealogical researcher since 1999; volunteer at the FHC, Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC since 2001. In Feb. 2008, completed American Studies Certificate from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies; currently working on Board Certification. Member of the APG, NGS, NSDAR, First Families of the Twin Territories (OK/IT), several state genealogical societies (NC, AL, TN & TX) and historical societies (OK & VA).
Terry Moore (CG)B.S. (Medical Technology) University of Kentucky; researcher since 1978 and professionally since 1996. Genealogy coursework from Brigham Young University, graduate of the National Institute on Genealogical Research and Samford University's Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research in Advanced Methodology, volunteer at the Raleigh, North Carolina Family History Center. Member: APG, NGS, NCGS.
Janeth Lazore MurphyNative American, American, Canadian and British research; records of the Civil War, Native Americans in the Civil War.
Kimberly T. PowellFull family genealogies, across multiple geographic regions. Areas of greatest expertise include eastern NC (Edgecombe, Pitt, Wilson, Beaufort, Bertie, Chowan, Martin, Tyrell), SC, and southeastern PA.
Diane L. RichardM.E. and M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; researcher since 1987. Ready access to NC State Archive & Library, Wake County NC Resources, FHC, and other RTP-area local libraries & archives (UNC-CH, Duke, ECU etc). Access also to the Library of Virginia (LVA) and all DC repositories (NARA, LOC, etc). Author on Internet genealogy topics, Upfront with NGS blog editor and assistant editor for NCGS Journal. Member: APG, NGS, NCGS, WCGS. Experience researching NC families and non-NC families Coast-to-Coast of the US, UK (England, Scotland & Wales), Finland, Galicia/Poland, Russia, France, Canada and other emigrant or geographically dispersed families.
Judy P. RysdonNorth Carolina researcher for 13 years. Also researches in Virginia, Tennessee, Indiana and Wisconsin. Current president of Wake County Genealogical Society. Speaker at NCGS Speaker's forum on Researching Land Records. Delegate to Federation of Genealogy Societies Member of APG, WCGS, Indiana Historical Society. Biological Teaching degree from Purdue University, former Biology Teacher.
Ann C. SherwinBA and MA, German. ATA-certified German-English translator since 1984, in business full-time since 1985. Good success rate with poorly legible scripts, antiquated language, some dialects, linguistic problems.
Constance T. Shotts (Ed.D., CG)Graduate of Indiana University, B.S., M.S., Ed.D.; postdoctoral work at University of California and University of Virginia.
Victoria P. YoungB.A. from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. Member APG, NGS, North Carolina Genealogical Society. Attend national and regional educational seminars on genealogy annually. Client research performed weekly at the North Carolina State Archives. Have working knowledge of multiple county courthouses within North Carolina, and have experience in successfully obtaining a wide variety of genealogical documents utilized for client research. Lineage application specialist.
     
 

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