If you wish further assistance with your research, please contact one of the people listed below. All the researchers are familiar with and have used our collections. Contact the researchers directly for further information on their research areas, experience, and fees. The Minnesota Historical Society does not endorse any particular individual on the list. The Society cannot vouch for the quality of the services provided nor is the Society responsible for the results provided.
Researchers are listed alphabetically, followed by their research interests.
ANDERS GENEALOGICAL SERVICES, MICA ANDERS-TURNER: St. Paul, MN (319-321-2325), email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.facebook.com/AndersGenealogicalServices. Professional genealogist and lecturer with over 10 years of experience utilizing a variety of record types, including census, directories, newspapers, military records, vital records, cemeteries, and microfilm. Will travel to conduct research and photograph locations. Special interests include African-American genealogy and families from Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan, and Missouri. Fluent in Spanish. Can read German, Portuguese, and Latin.
ARPI, RICH: 2445 Londin Lane #410, Maplewood, MN 55119 (651-739-6986), email: email@example.com. Archives and manuscript research; newspaper articles and obits; census, birth and death records; local sports teams and individuals; mining, lumbering, tourism, and environmental issues; the Iron Range. Over 20 years doing own research at MNHS and elsewhere.
AUTHENTIC ORIGINS, SANDY MOCHAL THALMANN: PO Box 8052, Rochester, MN 55903, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: http://www.authenticorigins.com. Professional genealogist specializing in on-site research of all types of historical and genealogical records in Minnesota, northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. Special interests include adoption research, problem-solving and analysis.
BEZAT, BARBARA, HISTORIC PRESERVATION RESEARCH: 2395 Benson Avenue #102, St. Paul, MN, 55116 (651-402-2903), email: email@example.com, Specializing in archival research, with a focus on architectural history and historic preservation. Retired Curator and Archivist at Northwest Architectural Archives; 30+ years’ experience using a wide variety of resources, including archival holdings throughout the state and the US,
BOE, DEBBIE, MINNESOTA CONNECTIONS: 2287 Clover Field Drive, Chaska, MN 55318, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.debbiesgenealogy.com. Specializing in Minnesota and Minnesotans. Services include, but are not limited to, genealogical research, house history research, business history research, courthouse research, archival research, and paralegal requests for assistance. Will visit on-site locations to review original records, search for information, or complete genealogical interviews.
CAOUETTE, MICK: Stillwater, MN (612-206-1195), email: email@example.com. Specializing in film, video, photo, and sound research. Twenty years experience working with AV collections, including 4 years as Audio Visual Assistant to the MNHS curator. Master’s degree in history and film.
CLAXTON, ANNA PIERSON: 28275 Holyoke Ct., Northfield, MN 55057 (507-664-9536), email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Immigrant groups: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, “lost” immigrants. Locating Scandinavian origins, genealogy.
ERICKSON, PAMELA J.: 4300 Trenton Lane, #204, Plymouth, MN 55442 (763-381-9830), email: email@example.com, blog/website: http://pjefamilyresearch.blogspot.com (On This Date in Minnesota History). Genealogy Help Desk Volunteer at Minnesota Historical Society; member of Minnesota Genealogical Society, Minnesota Historical Society and Finnish Genealogy Group; specialize in researching genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including: census records, birth records, death certificates, obits, grave site photos, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records. Will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MNHS records.
FONKERT, J.H., CG, FOUR GENERATIONS GENEALOGY: 2003 Fremont Ave., St. Paul, MN 55119 (651-735-8630), email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: fourgenerationsgenealogy.wordpress.com. Professional researcher and writer. Research in courthouses and Minnesota archives. Midwest specialist, with experience in English, Dutch and Scandinavian research. Past-president, Minnesota Genealogical Society; Director, Association of Professional Genealogists.
GREGORY, LORIS SOFIA: (952-431-5586), email: email@example.com, website: http://www.lorissofiagregory.com/research/. Efficient researcher and writer with 25+ years experience in MNHS Reference Library, State Archives, Museum Collections, Exhibits and Historic Sites as well as films, multimedia and interpretive nature trails. Expertise in Minnesota, Iowa and Midwestern family and house histories; genealogy; Dakota, Lakota & Ojibwe; American Indian Movement; state hospital and Stillwater Prison records; health, natural/cultural history, transportation, weather and women's history.
JAMES-MORROW, SUSAN: 4011 Hubbard Ave. N., Robbinsdale, MN 55422 (612-720-7423), email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.inthepast1.com. Genealogy Help Desk Volunteer, Minnesota Historical Society; Historical and genealogical research and consulting, Archive research, all record types; local, state, federal, international. Specialties include upper Midwest, Canada, Germany, Eastern Europe, Ireland. Quick turnaround on MNHS records.
JENSEN, DAVID: 8184 Grafton Avenue South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016 (651-428-3802), email: David.Jensen2017@gmail.com. Over 5 years of independent genealogical research for Minnesotans and those moving to the state. Services include but not limited to: genealogical research, religious history of Minnesota, historical geography of Minnesota, and business history research. Will visit locations to review records and search for information.
JOHNSON, DAVID: 208 S. Jefferson, New Ulm, MN 56073 (507-354-4825), email: email@example.com. Specializing in Scandinavian ancestry (with local connections overseas), church records, obituaries, cemetery records, newspapers, city directories, censuses, military and veterans records, death records, court house records. Specializing in 18th and 19th century US research. French, Irish and Native American research in Lakota, Nakota and Dakota. References available.
KURPIERS, RON: 461 Sibley St., St. Paul, MN 55101 (651-224-8180), email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Historical & genealogical research including Minnesota census, newspaper, death records, naturalizations, city directories, military, veteran records, and archival manuscript research.
LAFONTAINE, DEBRA: 2683 Jessica Court, St. Paul, MN 55117 (651-482-0322), email: email@example.com. Census records, newspaper article search, death certificate look-up. Immigration papers.
LUGER, JOHN: 25275 Goodview Ave., Wyoming, MN 55092 (651-464-2014), email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Researcher with over 12 years experience. Member, National Genealogical Society. Expertise with early American colonial, British, Canadian, French-Canadian, German, Jewish, Austrian, Italian, and Finnish family history.
MAJEWICZ, KAREN: Minneapolis, MN, 612-367-6277 (612-for-maps), email: email@example.com, website: http://landladycartography.com. Holds a Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS) degree and a Licensed Surveyor in Training (LSIT) certification. Available for historical research specializing in land records, land surveys, architecture, infrastructure, maps, and atlases.
MARTIN, VIRGINIA L.: 695 Hague Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104 (651-228-0254), email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Experienced in researching in all types of documents, including newspapers, unpublished documents, microfilm, and in court and other official records. Experienced in researching St. Paul urban history, political, labor, rural, ethnic, Black, and Native American, arts, historic preservation, and genealogy. Former MNHS editor in Publications and Research.
MCGINNIS, SCOTT D.: Historical Research Services, 2605 Christian Parkway, Chaska, MN 55318 (612-210-1424), email: email@example.com. ESA Phase One; environmental litigation support; railroads; corporate/business history; genealogy; city directory; historic photograph locating service.
NIELSEN, STEVE: 343 Roslyn Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55419 (612-201-4217), email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.bluewindowresearch.com. Archival/manuscript research, death certificate, newspaper article, obituary searches. City directories, Hennepin County pre-1900 birth and death records, Hennepin County marriage records, prison records, state hospital records. Quick turnaround on MNHS lookups.
RICE, TOM, Ph.D, CG℠: 3976 Hazel St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110, (651-426-9440), email: email@example.com, website: http://www.heritagehunters.com. Genealogy Help Desk Volunteer at Minnesota Historical Society; Professional researcher, lecturer, and writer; on-site research in archives and courthouses; all record types-local, state and federal; look-ups, genealogical, historical and archival research, lineage studies, compilation and book production. Focus on upper Midwest, and where Midwestern migrants came from - British Isles and Scandinavia.
ROISE, CHARLENE K., HESS, ROISE AND COMPANY: The Foster House, 100 North 1st St., Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612-338-1987), email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.hessroise.com. History of architecture, landscape architecture, art, commerce, and technology.
RYAN, MARY-LYNN, JD: (612-644-1587), email: email@example.com. Legislative research.
STUART-WARREN, PAULA, Certified Genealogist℠: 2000 County Road B W #130321, St. Paul, MN 55113; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: http://genealogybypaula.com. Certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Accepts a limited number of clients. Historical and genealogical research and one-to-one consulting; manuscripts, military, county & state records. Specialties include Midwestern and Plains states, Native American research, Minnesota Historical Society, Family History Library, National Archives, and Wisconsin Historical Society.
WEINBERG, SUSAN: 5736 Dewey Hill Road, Edina, MN 55439 (612-865-1246), email: email@example.com, website: http://studio409art.com/genealogy, blog: http://sgweinberg.blogspot.com. Specialization in Jewish genealogy. All record types: immigration, naturalization, census, probate, newspapers, vital records and directories. Familiar with local archives as well as New York genealogical resources, Polish archival records, and Holocaust records.
WHITE, W. THOMAS, Ph.D.: 616 Radisson Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55416 (763-541-9935), email: WTWhite616@comcast.net. Archival research and analysis for complex litigation, business and corporate matters (environment, labor, national parks, Native Americans and other subjects in Minnesota and northwestern United States) and searches in railroad records, government documents, newspapers, and other relevant sources.