While many chapter members hold a variety of additional academic degrees, this roster follows the guidelines of APG and lists only those credentials directly related to genealogy.

Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Members Accepting Clients and/or Speaking Engagements

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Most members research in the Washington DC metro area, but additional regional specialties are shown.


Claire Bettag, CG, FUGA
1685 34th Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
(H) 202-625-2598
(C) 202-436-2121
E-mail:
Area of Research: Louisiana; France; Acadia; federal records

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: France, Louisiana

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.

Susan L. Bingler, CG
E-mail:

Renee Carl
3308 Brown St. NW
Washington, DC 20010-1811
E-mail:
Web site: www.easterneuropeanmutt.com
Area of Research: Experienced researcher familiar with records in many US States and Puerto Rico, as well as repositories in Europe. Specialization in 19th-20th Century Immigration, WWII, Holocaust and federal records.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: World War 2, All US, Europe (Western), Europe (Eastern)


Sandra MacLean Clunies, CG (Chapter Representative)
401 Russell Ave. #213
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(H) 301-670-9529
E-mail:
Web site: www.clunies.net/smc.html
Area of Research: Researcher, author, lecturer. Lineage applications. Colonial New England. Graduate and adjunct faculty NIGR, IGHR. Past member APG Board.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR


LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, J.D., CG
Washington, D.C. 20016
E-mail:
Web site: LaBGarrettGenealogy.com
Area of Research: African Ancestored families from the South

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: African-American, Southeast, South Carolina

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.

P. Ann Gillespie
1208 Kenmore Ave, Apt. 4
Fredricksburg, VA 22401
(H) 540-899-6210
(C) 540-735-7801
E-mail:
Web site: AnnGillespieResearch.com
Area of Research: Document retrieval - Washington DC or Richmond, VA repositories.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, Library of Virginia


Mary Greene
(C) 571-218-5693
E-mail:
Web site: www.legacyfinders.org
Area of Research: DNA Specialist

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Virginia, North Carolina


Debra A. Hoffman
P.O. Box 755
New Windsor, MD 21776
E-mail:
Area of Research: Have been researching for over thirty years in Maryland. Also have research experience in the Midwest (Missouri) as well as the Southern states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas. Provide lectures to local libraries and genealogical societies.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Md. Archive

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Mid-west, Maryland

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.

Lee James Irwin
7449 Timberock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043
(H) 703-573-2985
E-mail:
Area of Research: Research on military records from Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War. Specialize in service, pension and bounty land documents. Also specialize in German-Americans, especially Pennsylvania Dutch of Bucks, Berks, Lehigh and Lancaster counties.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: German-American, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Pennsylvania


Barry Kline (Chapter Treasurer)
PO Box 503
Merrifield, VA 22116-0503
E-mail:
Web site: www.trippinoverroots.com
Area of Research: Northern Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, Eastern West Virginia

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Library of Virginia

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Revolutionary War, Civil War, Mid-Atlantic, Dist of Columbia, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia


Claire Kluskens, JD
Web site: mysite.verizon.net/ckluskens/
Area of Research: Federal records in the National Archives

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.

Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG
5333 Pommel Drive
Mount Airy, MD 21771
(H) 301-675-1384
E-mail:
Area of Research: Research at the National Archives, Maryland State Archives and DAR Library, and lineage society applications. List of US Research lecture subjects available upon request.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Md. Archive

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.

Cathy Kristiansen M.A.
729 Dartmouth Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(H) 301-578-4133
(C) 301-221-7990
E-mail:
Web site: www.familyhistoryprofiles.com Visit me on
Area of Research: Situates ancestors in their historical context, clothing bare-bone facts with relevant history from their environments and times. Fluent in Danish and French (as well as English); working understanding of several other European languages. Also specializes in Red Cross records.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Denmark, Europe (Northern)


Pamela Loos-Noji, PhD (Chapter President)
(C) 202-215-2373
E-mail:
Web site: www.kinworkconnections.com
Area of Research: Does work on New England and Maryland. Does lineage applications, searches federal records, and has a special interest in Japanese-American documents at NARA.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Md. Archive

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Japanese-American, Maryland


Sharon MacInnes PhD
E-mail:
Web site: ancestortracks.com
Area of Research: Federal land records, Pennsylvania research, technology for genealogists. Researcher, Author, Lecturer, Instructor. Studied at NIGR, IGHR, & GRIP. Course Coordinator and Instructor for GRIP 2015.

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Pennsylvania

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.

Kathryn Maxson
340 Harris Ave
E-mail:
Area of Research: Lecturer for beginner genealogy courses. Research specialties include lineage societies, family trees, and Revolutionary War/Civil War pension records.

Repositories researched: Md. Archive, Library of Virginia

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Revolutionary War, Civil War


Valerie Metzler, CA, MA
114 Ruskin Drive
Altoona, PA 16602
(H) 814-940-0493
(C) 814-932-1740
E-mail:
Area of Research: CA and historian; speaks German and French; research in PA and surrounding states, and worldwide; Anabaptist, military, architectural history, oral histories, paper and photo preservation. Reads German script.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Md. Archive, Library of Virginia


Lorraine Minor
6610 81st Street
Cabin John, MD 20818
(H) 301-229-3515
E-mail:

Barbara G. Morten
25524 Jonnie Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20882
(H) 301-253-5824
E-mail:

Shannon Bridget Murphy
2660 Petersborough Street
Oak Hill, VA 20171
(C) 703-864-3099
E-mail:
Area of Research: Adoption for all US states. Art provenance. Building preservation, house history detective and neighborhood reconstruction. Campaign ribbons. Courthouses. Historia de la familia Hispana. Lineage societies. Service records for Mexican American War and Spanish American War.

NARA LOC

Shelley Murphy (Chapter VP)
36 Colonial Road
Palmyra, VA 22963
(H) 434-589-1006
(C) 434-806-7433
E-mail:
Web site: /www.facebook.com/shelleyvm
Area of Research: African-American Research, Melungeons

Repositories researched: National Archives, DAR, Library of Virginia

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: African-American, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia

Not accepting clients, but available as a speaker/lecturer.

Eleanor Ann Patterson, MLS
1017 South Edison St
Arlington, VA 22204
(C) 832-265-7658
E-mail:
Repositories researched: Library of Congress, DAR

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Virginia, Tennessee


Diane Romney
14702 Spring Meadows Drive
Darnestown, MD 20874
(H) 301-519-1188
(C) 301-233-9170
E-mail:
Web site: www.tracesgenealogy.com
Area of Research: 18th & 19th centuries, Genealogical Research and Analysis, Writing Family Histories and Biographies, Personal and Small Group Instruction.

Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, Md. Archive

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Mid-Atlantic


Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG
1474 Montelegre Drive
San Jose, CA 95120
(H) 408-268-2137
(C) 703-628-4552
E-mail:
Web site: www.christine4rose.com
Area of Research: Onsite research and methodology; military research; federal land records.

Repositories researched: National Archives, DAR, Md. Archive, Library of Virginia


Malissa Ruffner, JD, MLS, CG
4425 Harcourt Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
E-mail:
Web site: familyepic.posterous.com
Area of Research: Available for research and look-ups at Maryland State Archives, and Baltimore City Archives

Repositories researched: Md. Archive


Eileen SouzaPLCGS
(H) 410-549-2330
(C) 410-790-2661
E-mail:
Web site: www.oldbonesgenealogy.com
Area of Research: Old Bones Genealogy, LLC. Specialize in Carroll County, Maryland and surrounding counties. Offering tradtional research services, project managmement, organization and technology services. Can research at local Maryland courthouses and libraries.

Repositories researched: Md. Archive

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Maryland


Suzanne Starling
(C) 650-996-7209
E-mail:
Area of Research: Catholic, Civil War, Colonial, Federal Records, Huguenot, Land Records, Lineage Societies, Mayflower, Military, German American, Court Records, DNA Specialist

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Mid-Atlantic, Dist of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania


Terri Stern
Edgewater, MD 21037
E-mail:
Web site: www.mygenealogytutor.com
Area of Research: One-on-one tutoring on genealogy & DNA tools and research methods. Well versed in use of Ancestry, AncestryDNA, Family Finder, 23&Me, GEDmatch, Genome Mate and RootsMagic tools.


Kathryn C. Torpey, CG
5035 Domain Place
Alexandria, VA 22311
(H) 703-931-6059
E-mail:
Repositories researched: National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: Mid-Atlantic, Pennsylvania


Gary Zizka
3730 Jocelyn St NW
Washington, DC 20015
(H) 202-966-9535
(C) 202-999-9230
E-mail:
Repositories researched: Library of Congress, DAR

Geographic, Period and Other Specialty: New England, Dist of Columbia, Michigan, New York


For genealogists in other parts of the country, see the National APG site.

Members Not Accepting Clients or Speaking Engagements

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Nicki Peak Birch, CG (Chapter Secretary)
Vienna, VA 22182
Stephen Gauss M.A.
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
Edward Grandi
Washington, DC 20009
Rosemary H. Smith
{H}Burke, VA 22015
Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG
Arlington, VA 22202