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.
Austin, TX 78757; Telephone: 512-459-9613
MINIMUM FEE: $45/hour (two-hour minimum), plus related expenses. Free initial email consultation.
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Research for family and community historians, authors, history and nonprofit organizations, lawyers, and others. Member, Association of Professional Genealogists and Texas Oral History Association. 25 years of experience. http://www.violetcrownvoices.com/moreinfo
JOHN S. CHAPMAN
10600 Jollyville Rd., #409, Austin, TX 78759; Telephone: 512-364-2022
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.
LYNN COWLES, PHD
Austin, TX 78704; Telephone: 804-339-2802
MINIMUM FEE: $20/hour; free initial email consultation.
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Research plan development; document and archive discovery; reproduction; cataloguing; specializing in 19th-century Texas history, 20th-century Texas literature, manuscripts, correspondence, cartography, court records, visual cultural, and land, census, and immigration documents.
P.O. Box 50561, Provo, UT 84605; Telephone: 202-568-4557
MINIMUM FEE: $100
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Follow the link to see or go www.americanancestors.info Includes all of Texas
Austin, TX 78745; Telephone: 917-482-9086
MINIMUM FEE: $25-40/hour plus expenses
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: MSIS, former reference archivist at TSLAC. Special interest in photography and Texas and Austin history. Experienced in research using photographic archives, manuscript materials and legislative and court records.
LISE K. DOSS
2931 Windcliff Way, Austin, TX 78748; Telephone: 512-814-9319
MINIMUM FEE: $30/hour, plus expenses
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: English and Spanish genealogical research, translation, cemetery lookups; Texas county courthouses: Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Hays, Travis. Research online and at libraries and archives in Austin, Texas.
HELEN L. HOWELL GRAVES, BFA, Studio Art/Art History; MA Museum Science (Former Employee Texas Historical Commission and Briscoe Center Employee)
Telephone: 512-994-8932 (cell), 512-833-0053 (home)
MINIMUM FEE: $40 per hour (2 Hour Minimum) plus expenses: flash drive, parking, travel or other
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Texas History, 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, Ancestry Research Services
Henderson, NV; Telephone: 502-783-6750
MINIMUM FEE: varies by project. Please contact us.
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Contact researcher for details.
JOSH JENKINS, AncestorStalker
Columbia, MD 21044
MINIMUM FEE: $55/hr., minimum 5 hours at $350.
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. https://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.
NANCY NALLE-MCKENZIE, GENEALOGY SEARCH GROUP
302 Sunrise Hills, Lampasas, TX 76550; Telephone: 832-541-9662
MINIMUM FEE: please contact me, depends on the project
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Family trees, lineage societies, heir searches, and others. Please contact www.genealogysearchgroup.com for more information.
3413 Windcrest, Pearland, Tx 77581; 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.
3005 S Lamar Blvd Ste D109-89, Austin, TX 78704; Telephone: 512-571-6279
MINIMUM FEE: $25-$50
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: Texas and American historical subjects in online databases, archives, etc. I specialize in Texas pioneers, rangers and have assisted authors on books, magazines and documentaries. See Old Rangers on Facebook.
JESSICA M. TAYLOR | Legacy Tree Genealogists
50 W. Broadway, Suite 303, Salt Lake City, UT 84101; Telephone: 800-818-1476
MINIMUM FEE: varies by project. Visit https://legacytree.com to request a free quote.
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
3333 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 3, Washington, DC 20008; Telephone: 703-822-4658
MINIMUM FEE: Varies by project. Please contact us for a free estimate.
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.).
LU LA WESTBROOK
Dallas, TX 75217; Telephone: 972-740-2401
MINIMUM FEE: Free for the First Day, $150.00 USD for the Next Day and 37.50 USD for each month.
TYPES OF RESEARCH/SERVICES PROVIDED: PREVIEW THE WEBSITE AT: https://AncestryThread.com/.
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, the Texas State Library, and the Center for American History in Austin. Research includes newspapers, military records, deeds, tax rolls, vital records, 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.