New Jersey Professional Researchers

GSNJ maintains a list of New Jersey Professional Researchers who can provide individualized research or record lookups. This list is provided by the Genealogical Society of New Jersey as a public service. Please contact the researchers directly for references, fees, conditions, and availability. Before you hire a professional genealogist, we recommend that you check his or her references. As with any genealogical inquiry, we suggest you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if sending a request by mail.

Post-Nominals—Certification by the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, Washington DC, www.bcgcertification.org: CG = Certified Genealogist, CGL = Certified Genealogical Lecturer


The information shown, including specialities, was supplied by the researchers and not verified by the Society. Please note that inclusion on GSNJ’s list does not imply endorsement of an individual’s services. The Society neither recommends nor guarantees the quality of the researchers listed here. As such, the Society disclaims responsibility for the conduct of the researchers. Researchers below are listed in alphabetical order and are members in good standing of GSNJ.


Tom Ankner
109 Hamilton St., Unit 109, Newark, NJ 07105
Phone: 973-752-6533
Email: tankner@hotmail.com
Specialties: Genealogical, historical, and legal research in northern NJ, NYC, and the NJ State Archives

Lorraine Arnold, Legacy Roots, LLC
65 Middlesex Road, Matawan, NJ 07747-3030
Phone: 732-620-1096
Email: lorraine@legacyroots.com
URL: www.legacyroots.com
Specialties: NY and NJ; wills; probate; land records; maritime and business research; newspapers; house histories; gravesite photography

Maryann Dubowchik Bacsik
40 Morningside Circle, Little Falls, NJ 07424
Email: bacsiknj@aol.com
Specialties: NJ and NYC research; Polish, Czech, and Slovak research

Harry and Gail Benson, Benson Genealogy
P.O. Box 468, Richland, NJ 08350
Phone: 856-692-5227
Email: hjb_gvb@yahoo.com

Joan E. Betancourt
10 Lincoln Place, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-409-2418
Email: ansky.nj@verizon.net
Specialties: Family research in Central and Northern NJ and NYC, including census, deed, and probate research

Ann H. Boldt
20 Deacon Dr., Trenton, NJ 08619-1338
Email: ahboldt@aol.com
Specialties: Vital records; wills; obituaries; federal and state censuses; city directories; land records; military records; genealogies and family histories
Restrictions: NJ State Archives and the NJ State Library

Beverly Carr Bradway
P.O. Box 191, Hancocks Bridge, NJ 08038
Email: beve7358@yahoo.com
Specialties: Salem County record searching; newspaper research; manuscripts; digital photography; streetscapes; Salem County in NJ State Censuses (1885, 1895, 1905, 1915)
Restrictions: Salem County Historical Society, Salem County Courthouse

Michelle L. Chubenko
149 Tyler Ave., Carteret, NJ 07008-1725
Phone/Fax: 732-969-2652
Email: michelle@jerseyrootsgenealogy.com
URL: www.jerseyrootsgenealogy.com
Specialties: 23+ years of research experience in 18th–20th century NJ and Eastern European (Galicia–Poland/Ukraine and Hungary); Alexander Library, Rutgers University; NJ State Archives

Daniel Donatacci
0-73 Plaza Rd., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Email: penpiano@yahoo.com
Phone: 201-213-4367
Specialties: Italian research, especially southern Italian; NYC, northern NJ, and southern CT research; organizational and productivity coaching and consulting; talks, lectures, seminars, and classes on genealogical topics. Some familiarity with Irish, German, and Jewish research.

Linnea B. Foster, CG
18 Longview Ave., Madison, NJ 07940-1712
Email: LBFgen@aol.com
Specialties: Northern NJ, especially Morris, Sussex, Warren, and Somerset Counties; Morristown–Morris Township Library; local LDS Family History Center

Maria “Ree” Pratt Hopper, CG
81 Magnolia Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645
Email: reetree@optonline.net
Specialties: Northern NJ, especially Bergen, Passaic, and Morris Counties, NJ, and Rockland County, NY; libraries, county clerk, and surrogate offices; will, probate records, deed and mortgage abstracts; early Dutch Colonial families

Bea Denman Howley
307 South First Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904
Specialties: Genealogical and historical research in all counties of NJ and those nearby in NY, PA, and DE; house histories; house and gravesite photography

Susan Kellner Hrabchak, SKH Genealogical Services
20 Hageman Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-731-5509
Email: shrabchak@gmail.com
Specialties: NJ and NYC research

Josh Jenkins, AncestorStalker
Columbia, MD
Phone: 443-280-9785
Email: services@ancestorstalker.com
URL: www.ancestorstalker.com
Specialties: NJ primary records; federal records (military, immigration, land) at National Archives in Washington, DC, and College Park, MD; custom DNA projects, including Native American and other heritage determination; locate services; family tree research

Melissa Johnson, CG, Johnson Genealogy Services, LLC
P.O. Box 4312, Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone: 732-365-2680
Email: info@johnsongenealogyservices.com
URL: www.johnsongenealogyservices.com
Specialties: NJ, NY, NYC, PA, and British genealogy research; forensic genealogy; genetic genealogy; family history writing, editing, and publishing; genealogical lecturing

Claire Keenan, Bloodlines Genealogical Research Services
327 Harding Ave., Milmont Park, PA 19033-3113
Email: bloodlines@comcast.net
Specialties: Irish, Irish–American, and American 19th and 20th century research; Trenton, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, and New York
City, NY, depositories

Elizabeth Khan, Record Click LLC
123 E. Main St, Ste. 2, PMB 105, Denville, NJ 07834
Email: info@recordclick.com
URL: www.RecordClick.com
Specialties: Ancestral research; citizenship by descent applications; heir searches; adoption research; Genetic Genealogy; NJ and NY repositories; Native American cases; extensive family tree research

Beth Lawrence-Gill
P.O. Box 356, 10 Buttonwood St., Crosswicks, NJ 08515
Phone: 609-713-5296
Email: blawrencegill@comcast.net
Specialties: NJ State Archives; NJ State Library; Burlington, Mercer, and Monmouth County, NJ, Surrogates offices

Joan Manierre Lowry, New Jersey Heirs and Ancestors, LLC
417 Chain O’ Hills Rd., Colonia, NJ 07067
Phone: 201-306-0598
Email: njheirsandancestors@gmail.com
Specialties: Genealogical and historical research, 1850 to the present in northern NJ cities and counties; NJ State Archives and Library; probate and legal research; 30 years of experience with NJ records

Liz Lynch, Ancestral Archaeology
101 Haddon Place, Montclair, NJ 07043
Phone: 973-444-2827
Email: scribbler714@yahoo.com
URL: scribbler714.wordpress.com
Specialties: Family history research, 1850 to present in Northern NJ, especially Essex County; NYC vitals lookups; assistance with genealogy writing and editing

Richard J. Macon
P.O. Box 996, Bayonne, NJ 07002
Phone: 201-320-1927
Email: bayway1@yahoo.com

Peter Marsch, Marsch Genealogical Research
111 Cromwell Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: 609-647-8884
Email: peter.j.marsch@gmail.com
Specialties: Family research in NJ, NY, PA, and DE; NJ State Archives, NJ State Library, Alexander Library at Rutgers University, and Princeton University Library; repositories in Burlington, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Monmouth Counties, NJ

Suzanne Nurnberg
395 W. Park Dr., Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-451-2848
Email: info@southjerseygenealogy.com
URL: www.southjerseygenealogy.com
Specialties: All facets of genealogical research involving southern NJ; general 20th and 21st century research, especially for legal purposes; NJ State Archives and NJ State Library; cemetery and gravesite photography

Elizabeth King Pellicane, Once-Removed LLC
430 West Hill Rd., Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
Phone: 908-399-1394
Email: EKP@Once-Removed.com
URL: www.once-removed.com
Specialties: Family research in Northern and Central NJ, particularly Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, and Warren Counties, NJ; seventeen years of experience in Mid-Atlantic and New England research

Steven C. Perkins
1276 Marcella Drive, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 973-494-0936
Email: scperkins@gmail.com
URL: www.stevencperkins.com/genealogy.html
Specialties: Genealogical speaker; genetic genealogy; New Haven Colony, CT; CT families in NY, NJ, and NC; court records and legal cases; customized DNA studies

Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL
593 E. Woodbridge Ave., Avenel, NJ 07001
Phone: 732-707-7118
Email: legalgenealogist@gmail.com
URL: www.legalgenealogist.com
Specialties: Genealogical speaker; topics include using court and legal records in family history, DNA testing for genealogy and more

Fred Sisser III
95 Greenbriar Blvd., Brick, NJ 08724
Phone: 732-458-7930
Email: fsisser@verizon.net
Specialties: Professional genealogist since 1986; Colonial period, central, and northern NJ counties, especially Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset Counties, NJ; Dutch and German ancestry

Valerie Stern, CG
63 Wolfpit Rd., Sussex, NJ 07461
Phone: 908 507-8986
Email: wolawol@gmail.com
URL: www.allouryesterdays.org
Specialties: PA counties including Northampton, Luzerne, and Lackawanna; NJ counties including Sussex, Warren, and Morris; NY counties including Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster; Great Britain and Ireland

Frances W. Waite
649 S. Chubb Dr., Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-5731 (evenings)
Email: sepafran@aol.com
Specialties: All record types 1600s to 2000s; Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton Counties, PA; plus adjacent counties in Southeastern PA and NJ

Catherine “Casey” Zahn
19 Dublin Rd., Pennington, NJ 08534
Phone: 609-273-8064
Email: caseywilkz@aol.com
Specialties: Genealogical speaker, topics include beginning research, web sites, census, newspapers, immigration, and children