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Josiah Schmidt

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* A decade of experience in solving tough genealogical problems and breaking through genealogical "brick walls" * Expertise in conducting ancestral research through courthouses, libraries, archives, digital records, newspapers, genetic testing, and international correspondence * Excels at transcribing and translating old German documents, especially those written in Gothic or Suetterlin script * Adherent of the professional and ethical standards of APG and the Board for Certification of Genealogists * Active member of the Palo Alto County, Iowa Genealogical Society * Dues-paying member of the Association of Professional Genealogists * Dues-paying member of the Germanic Genealogy Society * Author of "2000 Questions for Grandparents: Unlocking Your Family's Hidden History"

Service Description:
* Research and verify your genealogy * Solving genealogical "brick wall" problems * Retrieving documents from archives in Iowa * Preparing family trees and ancestry charts * German document transcription and translation * German Suetterlin script interpretation * Legacy interviewing services

Academic Degrees:
Bachelor of Arts (BA) (History, with a concentration in European History) ; Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Liberal Studies, with a concentration in International Studies)

Continuing Education:
Currently PhD student in History Dept of Washington University in St Louis

Research Specialty:
Emigration & Immigration ; Federal Records ; Lutheran ; Medieval ; Migration ; Naturalization ; Railroads ; Royal/Noble Families ; Scots-Irish ; Irish American ; German American ; DNA Specialist

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

Geographic Specialty:
IL ; IA ; KS ; MN ; MO ; ND ; OH ; PA ; SD ; WI ; Midwest ; Germany

Service Categories:
Historian ; Reunion Planner ; Translator ; Web Designer ; Author/Writer ; Oral History/Interview

German ; Mandarin Chinese ; Old English ; Spanish

Accepts Clients:

4040 Olive St, Apt. A
St. Louis
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Day Phone:
(937) 825-6049
Evening Phone:
(937) 825-6049
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