Private Researchers List
The following private researchers have requested that their names be given to persons desiring more extensive research than can be carried out as a regular service of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). The researchers provided information about themselves. Inclusion on the list does not imply endorsement by the TSLAC, and the TSLAC assumes no responsibility for arrangements with these researchers. The TSLAC staff will not intervene in cases of disagreement between client and researcher. It is the responsibility of the parties involved to resolve any difficulties.
PO Box 22877, Sacramento, CA 95822; Telephone: 916-893-1400
MINIMUM FEE: depends on case
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Please contact for details.
10554 Countess Dr., Dallas, TX 75229; Telephone: 214-352-2666
MINIMUM FEE: $25
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Family history and ancestral research and reports, legal due diligence, frameable family trees, family history albums, photo archiving, obituary writing, free consultation, any size project. http://www.thumbtack.com/TreeBranch-Genealogical-Services-Dallas-TX/service/1413209
PO Box 363, Garrison, TX 75946; Telephone: 936-347-3016; FAX: 936-347-3016
MINIMUM FEE: $40/hr
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: We offer comprehensive genealogical research focusing on, but not limited to, Texas. I have 17 years experience in family history research in Texas and the southeastern United States.
Austin, TX 78757; Telephone: 512-459-9613
MINIMUM FEE: $25-$45/hour (two-hour minimum), plus related expenses. Free initial email consultation.
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Research for genealogists, authors, historical societies, law firms, and others; oral history interviews; community histories. Member, Association of Professional Genealogists and Texas Oral History Association. 25 years of experience.
JOHN S. CHAPMAN
8805 Scarlet Circle, Austin, TX 78737; Telephone: 512-288-7197
MINIMUM FEE: $25 per hour + expenses
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Research in the Texas Archives, Briscoe Center, Austin & other local libraries, Texas State agencies, Texas courthouse records and other public repositories. Texas newspapers. Will travel.
HELEN L. HOWELL GRAVES, BFA (Studio Art, Art History) MA (Museum Science) (Formerly Texas Historical Commission and Briscoe Center Employee)
9207 Collinfield Drive, Austin, TX 78758; Telephone: 512-994-8932 (cell), 512-833-0053 (home)
MINIMUM FEE: $30 per hour (2 Hour Minimum) plus expenses: flash drive, parking, travel or otherwise.
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Texas Historical Topics, Political History, Material Culture Research in Texas State Library, Austin libraries, Archives and Museums.
HOLLY HEINSOHN, B.A., M.A.I.S., M.Ed.
PO Box 582, Hallettsville, TX 77964-0582; FAX: 361-594-4000
MINIMUM FEE: $25.00 per hour plus expenses
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: I offer genealogical and historical research services in South Central Texas. I specialize in German immigration to Texas, 1830 to 1860 with a focus on Lavaca County, Texas.
DR. ROSEANN HOGAN
1569 Solano Ave #105, Berkeley, CA 94707; Telephone: 702-900-0760; FAX: 510-412-0416
MINIMUM FEE: $500.00
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: www.AncestryResearchServices.com Ancestry author & researcher. Texas German/Moravian Czech, Southeast US, African-American expertise. Custom, Quality Reports. All US @Salt Lake Archives.
JOSH JENKINS, AncestorStalker
Columbia, MD 21044
MINIMUM FEE: $50/hr., minimum 5 hour segment.
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Professional Genealogical Research Services, including Family Trees, Civil War, Revolutionary War, DNA Consultation and Customized Projects, Native American determination, Land, Census, Immigration and more. Hundreds of satisfied clients. http://www.ancestorstalker.com
CYNTHIA M. KENNEDY, TIMELINES GENEALOGICAL SERVICES
PO Box 202, Devine, TX 78016; Telephone: 210-860-6677
MINIMUM FEE: $30 per hour
TYPES OF RESEARCH SERVICES PROVIDED: Texas State Archives, Texas General Land Office, UT Center American History. Texas Counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Wilson. Member, Association of Professional Genealogists
DIANE TOFTE KROPP
3003 Country Club Dr., Pearland, TX 77581
MINIMUM FEE: $5 an hour
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: FREE consultations on ALL USA Research; Access to Historical newspapers all USA email for area of interest search; create family charts to organize data; affordablegenealogy.com
LESLIE BRINKLEY LAWSON, ForensicGenealogistCredentialed(SM)
5180 SW 198th Avenue, Aloha, OR 97078; Telephone: 503-649-6679
MINIMUM FEE: Please see website for current rate sheet
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Leslie Brinkley Lawson, specializes in forensic genealogy (missing & unknown heirs, probate research), providing due diligence and kinship determinations. Clients include attorneys, executors, guardians, banks, probate firms, private clients. www.LawsonResearch.net
2214 Wildwood, Clute, TX 77531
MINIMUM FEE: $15/hr. using online sources and my extensive personal data collection, plus copy and postage expenses; $16/hr. for library and courthouse research, plus expenses. Free initial e-mail consultation(s).
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: All areas of USA genealogical and historical research. (Texas, especially southeast TX colonial and early statehood, a specialty.) See http://brazoriaresearch.com for more details.
RAYMOND MAGYAR, RVM RESEARCH
Dallas, TX 75217; Telephone: 972-998-5526
MINIMUM FEE: $25.00 per hour plus expenses
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: I dig for information in the North Texas area. Subjects include genealogy, property history (residential/business), court cases for TV documentaries, and other interesting topics. Email requests preferred
NANCY NALLE-MCKENZIE, GENEALOGY SEARCH GROUP
302 Sunrise Hills, Lampasas, TX 76550; Telephone: 512-564-1747
MINIMUM FEE: $40.00/hour + expenses.
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Family trees, lineage societies, heir searches, and others. Please contact www.genealogysearchgroup.com for more information.
PO Box 614, Pearland, TX 77588; Telephone: 832-274-0445
MINIMUM FEE: $20-50 hr, plus expenses
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Professional family history and genealogy research for the entire US. State libraries, archives, local libraries and courthouse records. Court-qualified expert witness, reports, testimony. Member Association of Professional Genealogists.
CARI A. TAPLIN, CG
Pflugerville, TX 78660; Telephone: 303-358-5761
MINIMUM FEE: contact me for details, it depends on the project
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Certified Genealogist® providing ON-SITE record and document look-ups as well as extensive research on larger problems; also genealogical speaking and educational services. Website: www.genealogypants.com
JESSICA M. TAYLOR
50 W. Broadway, Suite 303, Salt Lake City, UT 84101; Telephone: 801-783-1277
MINIMUM FEE: varies by project. Contact us for a free estimate.
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Highest client-rated genealogy firm in the world, and recommended research partner of MyHeritage.com. We have onsite researchers around the globe. Specialize in: genetic genealogy, brick walls, etc.
JOHN TAYLOR, TAYLOR RESEARCH GROUP LLC
1240 N. Pitt St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: 703-822-4658
MINIMUM FEE: $75.00
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Research in federal, state, local records. Perform broad, due diligence research or collect specific documentation (military records, corporate documents, city directories, regulatory records, government records, environmental issues, historical matters, etc.).
JAMES E. WILLIAMS
1605 South Highway 36, Milano, TX 76556-2696; Telephone: 512-455-9104
MINIMUM FEE: $15 per hour plus copies and postage
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Research in Milam County including deeds, tax rolls, vital records, county and district court records, etc.
PATTI WOOLERY-PRICE, MLIS
3221 Duval St., Austin, TX 78705-2429
MINIMUM FEE: $25, 2 hr. minimum
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: complete pedigree search, specific record searches, lineage preparation, historical markers, county history publications, and scholarly endeavors. Specialize in 19th and 20th century Texas history.