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Level IV Members

Michael Brophy, MBA
telephone 781-738-2671
Brophy Professional Genealogy & Heir Searching
198 Patricia Dr, Abington MA 02351
Specializing in Missing/unknown heirs, New England research, Adoption research, title search cases, Irish-American

Catherine Becker Wiest Desmarais, Certified Genealogist *
telephone 802-363-7885
Stone House Historical Research
399 Old Stage Rd, Essex Junction VT 05452
Specializing in kinship reconstruction, missing/unknown heirs, military repatriation, probate, real estate, and trust cases.

Donna D. Downing
telephone 817-999-7944
Justified Services LLC
P.O. Box 3669, Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Specializing in missing heirs, beneficiaries, people and entities.

Dee Dee King, CG
telephone 281-595-3090
PO Box 1085
Manvel TX 77578
Experience since 2005 in research, analysis, and reporting in genealogical cases with legal implications: criminal, civil, litigation, probate, missing/unknown heirs, due diligence. Qualified as expert witness in Texas. Prime contractor US Navy POW/MIA Branch repatriation program.

Leslie Brinkley Lawson, FGCSM
telephone 503-649-6679
Lawson Research Services, LLC
5180 SW 198th Av, Aloha OR 97007
Specializing in unknown/missing heirs, consulting & kinship determination.

Kelvin L. Meyers
telephone day 469-964-2151, fax 214-347-0750
e-mail klm4343@yahoo.com
3515 Cedar Springs, Rd Ste 102, Dallas, Texas 75219
Specializing in missing/unknown heirs, kinship determinations, consultations and expert witness in Texas.

C. Mark Nicholson, BA, PMP
telephone 306-222-7768; 1-866-684-9494
MNA Research Ltd
1122 2nd St East, Saskatoon SK Canada
Specializing in forensic genealogy including missing and unknown heir research, consulting and expert testimony.

Michael S. Ramage, J.D., Certified Genealogist
telephone 484-437-8827
720 Argyle Rd, Wynnewood PA 19096
Specializing in forensic genealogy including missing and unknown heir research, consulting and expert testimony.

Vera Shpolyansky
telephone 604-535-6535
VS Probate & Overseas Research Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Specializing in locating unknown/missing heirs and retrieving documents in Western and Eastern European countries. Serving provincial government organizations (Canada) and law offices in probate matters since 1996.

Wanda Smith, JD, FGCSM
telephone 972-358-9757
Professional Ancestry Research, LLC
PO Box 260981, Plano TX 75026
Oil and Gas Attorney, missing/unknown heirs, mineral ownership, probate, real estate, kinship determination.

Barbara Smallwood Stock, CG
telephone 770-378-1080
Family and Forensic Genealogy
2068 Pair Road, Marietta GA 30008
Missing/unknown heirs, kinship determination, Georgia research.

Juli A. Whittaker, MBA
telephone 816-803-3466
Genealogy Safari
5619 NW 82nd St, Kansas City MO 64151
Research in NE Kansas and NW Missouri, kinship determinations and family histories.


Level III Members

Maryann Dubowchik Bacsik
telephone 973-785-1842, fax 973-785-3565
40 Morningside Circle, Little Falls, NJ  07424
Family and Forensic Genealogy specializing in New Jersey, New York and Eastern European Research

Sheila Benedict, BA
telephone 805-729-7607
Benedict Research Services
2189 Creekside Dr, Solvang CA 93463
Specializing in probate and other legal, historical, and genealogical research. Archivist at one of the twenty-one historic California Missions.

Helen Haldeman Daglas
telephone 832-326-5555
Haldeman Research Services
Houston, TX
Kinship determination, unknown / missing heirs, due diligence of genealogical research

Melanie D. Holtz, CG
telephone 919-889-3581
Holtz Research Services dba Lo Schiavo Genealogica
7283-102 NC HWY 42 W, #402, Raleigh NC 27603
Dual citizenship (Italian-American and Italian-Canadian), missing and unknown heirs (specializing in Italy), kinship determination.

Melissa A. Johnson, Certified Genealogist
office 732-365-2680, fax 866-525-9606
Johnson Genealogy Services
PO Box 4312, Middletown NJ 07748
Experienced in managing large genealogical projects for complex legal cases in the New Jersey and New York area. Specializing in kinship determination, identifying missing and unknown heirs, and due diligence on estate, insurance, title, trust, unclaimed property, mineral rights, and criminal matters; Italian and Irish dual citizenship; and adoption research using traditional methods and DNA analysis.

Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt, Certified Genealogist
telephone 508-842-8850
Kimmitt Genealogical Research
1 Kemble Dr, Shrewsbury MA 01545
US Army repatriation, dual citizenship, kinship determination, missing/unknown heirs.

Charles A. McGee
telephone 715-222-3410
Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area
Specializing in probate, locating missing and unknown heirs, and kinship determination

Janice M. Sellers
cell 503-381-2654, fax 765-381-2658
Ancestral Discoveries
1066 28th St, Oakland CA 94608-4547
Specializing in dual citizenship, heir searches, Jewish, and newspaper research.

Debra Osborne Spindle, PhD, MLIS
telephone: 405-757-7797
6805 N Libby Av, Oklahoma City OK 73132
Kinship determination, missing/unknown heir searching, Oklahoma research.


Level II Members

Claire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS, AG®
Telephone 801-455-6271
Timeless Genealogies™ CEO
14608 E. 41st Street S., Independence, MO 64055
Ancestral and Forensic research, kinship determination, onsite Utah research with access to the Family History Library.
Experienced in handling a variety of genealogical projects, writer and lecturer.

Sylvia Cates
telephone 916-307-2717
email scates3@hotmail.com
PO Box 19208, Sacramento CA 95819-0208

Cinamon Collins
telephone 615-887-1243
CRC Genealogical Research
Franklin TN
Specializing in missing/unknown heirs, kinship determination, and Tennessee research.

Diane L Giannini, CG
telephone 479-268-4931
Ancestry Sleuths
P O Box 1635
Bentonville, AR 72712
Specializing in Kinship Determination, Heir Searching, Military Repatriation and Adoption Cases

Liesa Healy-Miller
telephone 617-571-1020
Unsolved Histories
Boston MA
Missing/unknown heirs, title search, adoption search. Specializing in, but not limited to, New England and Irish research.

Ami Mulligan
telephone 808-352-2449
Discover Your Ohana – Research Services
94-673 Kupuohi St B-201, #348, Waipahu, HI 96797
Specializing in genealogical research with a focus on Hawaii and kinship determination.

Charlene M. Pipkin, AG
telephone 801-471-1627
email genealogyguide@ymail.com
328 South 900 East
Orem, UT 84097
U.S. kinship determination including missing and unknown kin

Tina Sansone
telephone 901-413-7995
Tina Sansone’s Genealogy Services
1459 Stonegate Pass, Germantown TN 38138
Genealogical Research, African American and missing heirs; speaker, lecture & writer.

Constance T. Shotts, Ed.D., CG
telephone 704-283-7249
Ancestor Search
104 Locust Run Place, Monroe NC 28110
Identifying and locating living relatives of servicemen missing in WWII, Korea & Vietnam, heir cases.

Charlotte Ware
telephone 704-557-0230
Applied Forensics, LLC
8116 South Tryon St Ste B3-220, Charlotte NC 28273
Specializing in Forensic Document Examination

Victoria P. Young
telephone 919-880-6231
Genealogy Research of NC
​5033 Knightsbridge Way, Raleigh, NC 27604-8400
​Kinship determination, heir identification, and North Carolina research.


Level I Members

Level I members lack sufficient experience in forensic genealogy to be listed in the directory. As they gain experience and move to Level II, they will be listed above.

*CG, Certified Genealogist, CGL, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation, and the board name is registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. The ICAPGen (SM) service mark and the Accredited Genealogist® and the AG® certification marks are the sole property of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. ForensicGenealogistCredentialed(SM) and FGC(SM) are proprietary service marks of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) and are used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation. All rights reserved.