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Gerald Smith, CG®

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Full-time professional Certified Genealogist specializing in Pennsylvania research. Regular on-site research at the Pennsylvania Archives, State Library of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State Law Library, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, military repositories (including David Library of the American Revolution and US Army Military History Institute), National Archives, religious & denominational repositories, county courthouses, and various county and local historical and genealogical societies. Speaker and educator for local, regional, and national events. Faculty member at Samford University s Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). Author of a number of books and journal articles. Expert in Proprietor and Commonwealth land records, mapping, and land placement. Southern border county research includes frequent on-site research at repositories in Annapolis, Baltimore, Maryland counties, West Virginia, and Virginia.

Service Description:
Genealogical research done to your custom work plan. Pennsylvania specialist, including extensive research in southern border areas (Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia), Baltimore, Washington, D.C. On-sit4e research in repositories, court houses, and local societies, denominational repositories, military repositories. Publication services include preparation of camera-ready copy and indexing.

Professional Credentials:

Academic Degrees:
BS (Mathematics) ; MS (Computer Science)

Research Specialty:
Civil War ; Colonial ; Federal Records ; Land Platting ; Land Records ; Library of Congress ; Lineage Societies ; Lutheran ; Military ; Neighborhood Reconstruction ; Palatines ; Court Records

Time Period Specialty:
18th Century ; 19th Century ; 20th Century

Geographic Specialty:
DE ; MD ; PA ; VA ; WV ; Mid-Atlantic ; Baltimore ; Philadelphia ; Washington, DC

Research Counties:
Adams, PA ; Bedford, PA ; Berks, PA ; Bucks, PA ; Clearfield, PA ; Cumberland, PA ; Franklin, PA ; Fulton, PA ; Lancaster, PA ; York, PA

Service Categories:
Compiler/Indexer ; Instructor ; Lecturer/Seminars ; Author/Writer ; Transcription

Accepts Clients:

2716 Westwind Ln
Postal Code:
Evening Phone:
(732) 925-4627
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