Find a Professional

Search by Name
Search by Location
Search by Research Specialty
Search by Geo Specialty
Other Searches

Find a Specialist

American Indian
DNA Specialist
Heir Searcher
House Historian
Lineage Societies
Travel & Tours
Web Designer

Site Search

Diane Rapaport

Summary Tab
Extended Tab

Diane Rapaport is a full-time professional genealogist who traces ancestors and locates missing heirs, applying her investigative skills to find people from the 17th to the 21st centuries and prove family relationships. She is well qualified with unique expertise in genealogy, law, and history to solve challenging research problems and get results. Diane began her career as a trial lawyer and has been a licensed attorney since 1978, but she left the practice of law more than a decade ago to focus on her lifelong interests in genealogy and history. She has achieved national recognition as a genealogist, award-winning author, and popular speaker, and has served as a research consultant for the TV series, Who Do You Think You Are? With her own professional genealogy business, Diane has completed hundreds of projects for clients throughout the United States and other countries. Based in the Boston area, Diane specializes in New England research, but she has a network of associates to assist when onsite work is needed outside the region.

Service Description:
Family genealogy and history (for individuals, TV producers, and others interested in tracing ancestry and local history): Conduct genealogical and historical research, from quick record look-ups to complex multi-generation projects spanning many geographical regions and centuries; document lineage and qualifying ancestry for membership in hereditary societies, such as the Mayflower Society, Sons/Daughters of the American Revolution, Society of Colonial Wars, etc., including "gateway ancestors" with European royal connections; serve as genealogy coach, suggesting lines of inquiry and identifying pertinent resources, for clients who wish to do most of their own research. Forensic genealogy, heir and probate research (for attorneys, executors, estate administrators, bank trust officers, insurance companies): Search for missing or unknown heirs; analyze and verify kinship; prepare affidavits, reports, and documentation for court cases; testify as an expert witness. Other services: Edit genealogy and family history manuscripts in preparation for publication; transcribe historical records, especially hard-to-read early American documents; present lectures and workshops.

Academic Degrees:
JD (Law) ; BA (History)

Research Specialty:
Colonial ; Emigration & Immigration ; Federal Records ; Land Records ; Lineage Societies ; Mayflower ; Migration ; Military ; Heir Searcher ; Naturalization ; Forensic ; Court Records

Time Period Specialty:
17th Century ; 18th Century ; 19th Century

Geographic Specialty:
CT ; ME ; MA ; NH ; NY ; RI ; VT ; New England ; Boston

Research Counties:
Barnstable County, MA ; Bristol County, MA ; Essex County, MA ; Middlesex County, MA ; Norfolk County, MA ; Plymouth County, MA ; Suffolk County, MA ; Worcester County, MA

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

Accepts Clients:

PO Box 204
Postal Code:
Day Phone:
(781) 698-7884
Evening Phone:
(781) 698-7884
Web Site:

Other Sites:

Disclaimer: Information provided by the members of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) for this directory has been accepted by APG in good faith and APG accepts no liability for incorrect information. Members agree to abide by the APG Code of Ethics.

Conditions of Use: By using this Directory, you hereby accept and agree that postal and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers in the APG Member Directory are provided for individual personal communication only. Unauthorized use of this Directory for commercial or survey purposes is prohibited.

Home | Directory | About Us | Activities | Chapters| Membership | Publications

Copyright © Association of Professional Genealogists, 1996-2019

Terms of Service