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Catherine B Wiest Desmarais, CG®

Stone House Historical Research

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Catherine Becker Wiest Desmarais and her experienced research team at Stone House Historical Research undertake forensic genealogy research to assist US Army repatriation efforts and to locate heirs in legal matters involving probate and property title issues. Board-certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 2011, Catherine also holds a master's degree in Education from the University of Vermont. She teaches at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), the New England Genealogical Consortium, and the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference, as well as local venues. Catherine served as the Vice-President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) from 2014-2017 and is a past board member of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) and past coordinator their mentor program. Catherine's research and genealogical writing has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Utah Genealogical Association's Crossroads, and the Association for Professional Genealogists Quarterly.

Service Description:
Led by Board-certified genealogist Catherine Wiest Desmarais, the professional genealogy team at Stone House Historical Research excels at genealogical problem solving and reconstructing hard-to-prove relationships in forensic genealogy research projects. Our professional genealogists are highly skilled and experienced, and a Board-certified genealogist is involved in every project. In addition to our core research team, we utilize a network of professional genealogists for document retrieval at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, in every US state, and in many countries. If you are a member of the legal community and need kinship reconstruction or verification, please contact us for a fully-documented genealogical research report or legal affidavit of kinship and due diligence.

Professional Credentials:

Academic Degrees:
Master's Degree (Education)

Research Specialty:
Heir Searcher ; Forensic ; DNA Specialist

Time Period Specialty:
19th Century ; 20th Century ; 21st Century

Accepts Clients:

399 Old Stage Road
Essex Junction
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(802) 363-7885
Evening Phone:
(802) 363-7885
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