Willowtree Research

Family History and Genealogy Services

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Areas of Interest


I have all sorts of interest areas, both topical and geographical.  Most of my experience has been midwestern: Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

  • GEOGRAPHICAL: My nuclear family has been "migratory" around the midwest ourselves, fueling my interest and experience in several areas of the country. It is possible to plan a research trip to any of these places (or others too numerous to list) and share the cost between client(s) and my own family research! (A win-win situation for all concerned.)

    • southeastern, northeastern, or central Iowa

    • northern and central Illinois

    • southern Wisconsin

    • northeast Missouri

    • southern Ohio

    • eastern Maryland (and Baltimore area)

    • southwestern and southeastern Pennsylvania

    • the area of Salem County, New Jersey

  • QUAKER: The research I inherited from my Quaker grandparents acquainted me with Quaker records, migration patterns, method of dating, and religious beliefs. My grandfather was a Quaker pastor whose ancestors were in the U.S. very early in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. My father was a practicing Quaker for a good deal of his life and one sister is still a member of the Society of Friends [the official name of what we often call Quakers].

  • CATHOLIC: Since I have worked for several Midwestern Catholic parishes I've learned a few things about Catholic sacramental records and have access to some from early Kane County, Illinois records, particularly from St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn, IL.

Graduate Boston University Certificate Program  in Genealogical Research, OL 14

Graduate Boston University Certificate Program in Genealogical Research, OL 14

Member Genealogical Speakers Guild

Member Genealogical Speakers Guild

Member Association of Professional Genealogists

Member Association of Professional Genealogists

Member National Genealogical Society

Member National Genealogical Society