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The Northland Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists was officially recognized by APG in 2010. The chapter strives to promote the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in the genealogical field at the regional level. The Northland Chapter covers and welcomes members from Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Other APG members are also welcome. There are opportunitites to network, learn, and grow as ethical professionals.

For more information about the Northland Chapter of APG, or for details on upcoming meetings, contact:
Shirleen Hoffman, Northland Chapter Liaison to APG or
Lois Mackin, Northland Chapter President

Meetings are held both in person and on line. Members in the Twin Cities area meet the first Tuesday of each odd-numbered month at the Minnesota Historical Society at 11 a.m. Central time for lunch at Café Minnesota. Virtual evening meetings. usually including live webinar presentations, are held the second Tuesday of even-numbered months. If you would like to attend a meeting or learn more about the Northland chapter, please contact the members listed above.

Many of our professional genealogists are able to assist with your research, writing, and planning. Others can speak to your group on numerous genealogical topics or provide a variety of other services. Most charge fees to cover their time and research expenses, and to fund their investment in continuing education and acquired experience.

CG and Certified Genealogist are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists ® (BCG), used under license by professionals who pass periodic competency evaluations by the Board.

Kim Ashford
Twigs and Branches Genealogy Services
12874 Castle View Ct
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Services: Research and Presentations
Research Specialties: German, 19th and 20th Century U.S. research
Accepts clients

Mike Brubaker
17021 102nd St., SE
Becker, MN 55308
Research Specialties: West, Midwest and Southern United States
Services: Lectures and consultations
Accepts limited number of client annually

Vickie Chupurdia
408 4th Avenue
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Research Specialties: Beginning to Advanced Genealogy, Seminars, Workshops, Speaking Engagements
Accepts clients

Linda Coffin
3208 East 25th Street, Minneapolis MN 55406
Research Specialties: writing, editing, layout and production of memoirs and family histories; photo editing and restoration; Quaker research; Midwest research
Accepts Clients

Alice Strouse Ellingsberg, CG
1225 2nd Street West
West Fargo, North Dakota 58078-2616
Research Specialties: Lineage Research, Hereditary Society Applications, Colonial, Revolutionary War
Geographic Specialties: New England; NY, PA, VA, ND
Clients: June - August

Susan C Fassbender
Outagamie and Beyond
15 Pinewild Court
Appleton, Wisconsin 54913
Research Specialties: research in Outagamie County and the surrounding counties. I have a special interest in the cheese industry and how it shaped the county.
Accepts clients

William J. Flowers
Beyond Grandma's Attic
16524 MacKenzie St. NE
Forest Lake, MN 55025-8856
651-464-2439 or
Research Specialties: Minnesota and Wisconsin; Genetic genealogy; Loyalists
Services: Family research, record searching, consultation and problem solving, photo restoration, photography, and GPS services
Accepts Clients

Jay Fonkert, CG
2003 Fremont Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55119-4013
Research Specialties: 19th- and 20th-century Midwest (KY, IN, IL, IA, MN, WS), Dutch immigration and genealogy, English genealogy, archives in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Services: consultations, research, writing, editing.
Accepts clients

Elizabeth Williams Gomoll
Red Bird Genealogy Services
5 Swallow Lane
North Oaks, MN 55127
Home: 651-797-2161
Cell: 651-260-6010
Research Specialties: Upper Midwest, Sweden
Services: Family research, record searches, one-on-one consultation and assistance, writing and editing
Accepts clients

Marieta Grissom
505 West Jackson Avenue
Indianola, Iowa 50125
Does not accept clients

Shirleen Hoffman
Hoffman Genealogy Services
1669 Yankee Doodle Rd, #215
Eagan, MN 55121
Geographic Specialties: Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Winona, Wright Counties, Minnesota and Pierce County, Wisconsin.
Research Specialties: Pioneer medicine
Services: Professional genealogy research and reports; workshops and classes for beginners
Accepts Clients

David R. Homan
PO Box 08-5360
Racine, WI 53408-5360
Fax: 262-886-4300

Anne Kasuboski, MLIS
1035 Division St.
Green Bay, WI 54303
Cell: 920-619-2799
Evening: 920-499-1120 or
Research Specialties: 19th & 20th century Wisconsin & Midwest
Services: Archival and public records research, indexing, house histories, heir searching

Valerie Eichler Lair
913 Abbott Street, Unit #202
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Office: 507-369-5767
Cell: 720-886-9096

Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D.
2800 Brockton Lane North
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447
Research Specialties: Teaching, coaching
Geographic Specialties: Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania
Accepts clients

Kris Beisser Matthies
N.E.W. Research Services
613 Sunrise Lane
Green Bay, WI 54301-1134
Phone/Fax: 920-632-6137
Research Specialties: 19th Century, Catholic, Fur Trade, Midwest American Indian, Midwest
Services: Local Historian Northeast Wisconsin Accepts clients

Sheila Northrop
Midwest Ancestor Research
Minneapolis, MN
Research Specialties: Upper Midwest, Irish, General Research in all Nationalities
Services: Research Help and Consultation, Education, Lectures, Full Family Histories
Accepts Clients

Nancy Pexa
8680 Alisa Lane
Chanhassen, MN 55317-9377
952-479-1291 (day)
860-833-0007 (evening)
Geographic Specialties: New England, esp. CT, VT; mid-Atlantic; Midwest, esp. IA, MN, Minneapolis/St. Paul; Australia, esp. NSW, TAS; New Zealand
Research Specialities: lineage research and society applications; colonial and 19th century research; federal records; house historian; land platting/land records; lineage societies; Loyalists; Mayflower; migration; military; Anglican/Church of England/Episcopalian; court records
Services: Lineage research, society applications
Accepts clients

Tom Rice, CG
Heritage Hunters
3976 Hazel St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Research Specialties: Minnesota, Upper Midwest, Ireland and Scotland, Denmark
Services: Family history research, all forms of record searches, consultations, compilations and family history book productions. Lectures and workshops.
Accepts clients

Rosalie Eben Schack, CG
714 Mineral Springs Rd
Owatonna, MN 55060
Research Specialties: Upper Midwest, especially Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota,
Services: Research, Consultations, Writing Family Histories, Gravestone Photography
Accepts clients.

Joanne M. Sher
1908 W. Kent Rd.
Duluth, MN 55812-1154
Research Specialties: northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, Jewish genealogy, and WWI-era records
Services: Archival, courthouse and library research (vital records, naturalizations, probate, newspapers, court records, land records, Minnesota and Wisconsin state census, military); cemetery visits and headstone photography; translation of Hebrew headstones; consultations to develop research plans or to solve genealogical problems.
Accepts clients

Robin D. Shimpa
PO Box 1
McIntosh, MN 56556
Day: 218-779-9565
Evening: 218-563-2560
Research Specialties: Minnesota, North Dakota, Midwest, Manitoba
Services: Adoption, Emigration & Immigration, Land Records, Military, Naturalization, German American, Scandinavian American

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
PSW Research Services
2000 County Road B West, #130231
St. Paul, MN 55113
Research Specialties: Focus on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, analyzing records, Midwestern states, and Native Americans (mainly Midwest and Plains states)
Services: genealogical and historical research, consultations, one-on-one assistance, editing and lectures on a variety of topics.
Accepts limited number of clients

Sandy Mochal Thalmann
Authentic Origins
P. O. Box 8052
Rochester, MN 55903
Research Specialties: 19th and 20th century Midwestern research with extensive knowledge of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, as well as French Canadian and German church records. Performs on-site research in numerous repositories and online. Special interest in adoption research, problem-solving, consultation, family secrets, and scaling "brick walls."
Accepts clients

Mary Wickersham
St. Louis Park, MN, 55426
Research/Geographic Specialties: Genealogical research in the upper Midwest, primarily Minnesota, with occasional research trips to nearby states. Experience with Catholic church and Irish records; consultations and lectures available. Enjoy tackling online brick walls.
Accepts clients

Alice Hoyt Veen, CG
Prairie Roots Research
14998 Odessa Place
Bouton, Iowa 50039
Fax: 515-676-2301
Research Specialties: providing professional genealogical and historical research services to clients who seek superior resrch solutions. Specializes in solving genealogical "brick walls." All Iowa and Midwestern records, including state and federal census, land, probate & court records, vital records, church & cemetery records, military, newspapers, LDS research.
Services: Writing services include compilations, reports, historical narratives, and editing. She is thoroughly skilled in compiling multi-generational genealogies, presenting a family's unique story in historical context.

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