- Business Name
- Non-Research Specialties
- Lecturer/Presenter - On-site
- Research Specialties
- Cartography (maps)
- Court Records
- Federal Records
- House Historian
- Land Platting
- Land Records
- Research Counties
- Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States
- Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
- Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
- Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
- Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States
- Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
- Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States
- Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States
- Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States
- Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
- York County, Pennsylvania, United States
- Research Provinces / States
- Pennsylvania, United States
- Research Countries
- United States
- Research Time Periods
- 17th Century
- 18th Century
- 19th Century
Michael S. Ramage, J.D., Certified Genealogist®, is a fulltime, Board-certified genealogist with over 20-years’ experience as a professional genealogist and a legal background including family, adoption, business, real estate and estates law. Michael is the 2021 recipient of both The Donn Devine Award for Extraordinary Service to the Board for Certification of Genealogists® , and The APG Professional Achievement Award that honors individual excellence and ethical behavior. In 2000, Michael left a general practice law firm to pursue his true passion of genealogy. Thus, he uses his combined legal and genealogical backgrounds and tools to get the job done for you.
SERVICES: Whatever your early (1638 – 1850) Pennsylvania family history interests are, I am here to assist you. My traditional genealogical work will be strictly based upon your interests and design. No project is too complex. Brick walls are welcome.
- JD (Law)
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania; American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia); National Archives at Philadelphia; Pennsylvania State Archives; Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia City Archives; and county courthouses and historical societies in the Greater Delaware Valley (southeast Pennsylvania).
- Instructor, (1) Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate in Genealogical Research program, Instructor of “Genealogy as a Profession” (2011-2017); (2) “Early Women’s Right to Conduct Business, or Was Your Female Ancestor a Feme Sole Trader or the Like?” (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, 2016-2022); (3) Instructor of legal and genealogical classes (GRIP & SLIG 2016-2022)
- (1) "Forensic Genealogy" and "Ethical Considerations" chapters in Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards, Elizabeth Shown Mills, editor (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2018); (2) “Self-Authenticating Evidence: Rules You Need to Know,” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Volume XXXIV, No. 4 (December 2019): 11; (3) “Data Privacy: The New Genealogical Frontier?” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Volume XXXIII, No. 4 (December 2018): 9; (4) Standards and Forensic Genealogy, OnBoard 22 (September 2016): 1; (5) “The Importance of Dispassionate Data Collection,” OnBoard 19 (BCG: January 2013): 5.
- APG, BCG, NGS, Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.
- Business site: www.earlypenngen.com
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