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Ward R. Bray

Ward R. Bray

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Ward R. Bray, APG, has been an LDS Family History Center volunteer librarian for over thirty (30) years and has a weekly shift. He is a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists (APG) performing research for clients for over twenty (20) years. He is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo (Business Management) and Niagara Community College (Computer Technology). Ward retired in 2015 from M&T Bank where he was a Vice President and technology leader in their Anti-Money-Laundering department. Ward has been asked over the years to present various genealogical-related topics to organizations including the local Family History Center annual family day, historical societies in Buffalo and Rochester, genealogical clubs and groups in Amherst and North Tonawanda. Topics include Church Records, Land Records, and Forensic Genealogy (expert witness efforts for Surrogates Court cases).

Service Description:
Ward Specializes in Western New York State family genealogy services as well as Welsh and English genealogical research. Ward is experienced with Kinship Report preparation for cases in Erie and Niagara County New York Surrogates Court. Ward has helped to reunite families who were separated due to adoption using research and DNA.

Academic Degrees:
AAS (Computer Technology) ; BS (Business Management )

Continuing Education:
State University of NY at Buffalo

Research Specialty:
Adoption ; Civil War ; Emigration & Immigration ; Federal Records ; Land Records ; Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) ; Library of Congress ; Heir Searcher ; Naturalization ; Irish American ; Court Records ; DNA Specialist

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

Geographic Specialty:
NY ; OH ; PA ; WV ; New England ; Ontario ; British Isles ; England ; Wales

Research Counties:
Erie, NY ; Niagara, NY

Service Categories:
Technology ; Lecturer/Seminars ; Librarian

Accepts Clients:

42 Cottonwood Drive
Postal Code:
Day Phone:
(716) 867-0214
Evening Phone:
(716) 867-0214

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