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Robin Hanson


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Dr. Robin Hanson is a professor of cultural history and also works as a professional genealogist assisting clients ranging from the individual wanting to know more about their family to companies attempting to locate heirs. She has worked as an expert and is a registered researcher at the National Military Personnel Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Through The Galiah Institute she provides free classes on genealogical research in the St. Louis Metro Area to encourage everyone to study their family history and ensure that our cultural history is recorded and saved for future generations. Dr. Hanson holds Masters Degrees from the University of Oklahoma (Human Relations) and California State University, Hayward (Anthropology), and a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University (American Studies). Her extensive academic background coupled with over 30 years of genealogical research provides the foundation for her expertise in American cultural history and population migration. Awards, Publications and Presentations include the following: Dr. Hanson most recently provided a review of the book Voices of Chambersburg for the renowned National Genealogical Society Quarterly and in the past wrote the chapter, The American National Cemetery and the Production of History and Public Memory, in We Are What We Remember: The American Past Through Commemoration and the article, If the Lord s Willing and the Creek Don t Rise: Flood Control and the Displacement of the Rural Communities of Irving and Broughton, Kansas In the Great Plains Quarterly, as well as contributing a number of encyclopedia articles in The Encyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Trans-Atlantic World, and the Social History of Crime and Punishment in America. She has presented at many national and international conferences and local historical societies including the following: National Council on Public History, American Culture Association, International American Studies Association First and Second World Congresses, Nineteenth Century Studies Association, Association of Gravestone Studies, St. Louis African American History and Genealogy Society s Conference, Marshall County Historical Society, Jefferson County Historical Society, Friday Speaker s Series - Jefferson College, National Cemetery Administration Cemetery Directors Training Institute, and the St. Louis Jewish Genealogical Society.

Service Description:
I provide the following services: family history research, military documentation, family reunion presentations, publication of family research through my own publishing company (generally $20. a book if I conduct the research)

Academic Degrees:
Ph.D. (American Studies) ; Masters (Anthropology) ; Masters (Human Relations)

Research Specialty:
African American ; Civil War ; Emigration & Immigration ; House Historian ; Jewish ; Migration ; Military ; Naturalization ; Palatines ; Royal/Noble Families ; Court Records ; DNA Specialist

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

Geographic Specialty:
AR ; IL ; IN ; IA ; KS ; KY ; MO ; TN ; South ; Midwest ; Kansas City ; St. Louis

Research Counties:
Clay County, KS ; Franklin County, MO ; Jefferson County, MO ; Madison County, IL ; Marshall County, KS ; St. Charles County, MO ; St. Clair County, IL ; St. Francois County, MO ; St. Louis City, MO ; St. Louis County, MO

Service Categories:
Instructor ; Lecturer/Seminars ; Publisher ; Author/Writer ; Oral History/Interview ; Book Manufacturer

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