Professional Genealogical and Historical Researchers

The Alabama Department of Archives and History reference staff cannot provide detailed research services by mail. Listed below are names of persons who do research in the department or elsewhere. You may contact them privately about assisting you. The department neither endorses the persons in this list nor vouches for their work. They have merely signed our register as being available to perform research for a fee. Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope when you write to any of them.


NAME: Alabama Genealogists (Genealogists.com)
ADDRESS: Several cities in Alabama, incl. Montgomery and Birmingham
PHONE: 801-215-9409
E-MAIL: research@genealogists.com
SPECIALIZES IN:Family history research in any city or county in Alabama


NAME: Kristi AuBuchon
ADDRESS: 19947 Looney Rd.
Athens, AL 35613
PHONE: 256-230-0483
E-MAIL: tnvalleygenealogy@charter.net
SPECIALIZES IN: Family history and genealogy research in the Tennessee Valley and Online, specializing in Limestone County, AL

NAME: Nancy Bean
ADDRESS: 6443 Yates Court
Montgomery, AL 36117
PHONE: 334-271-7694
E-MAIL: nancy.bean@charter.net
SPECIALIZES IN: Family history. Will travel and take digital photos.





NAME: Linda Blankenship
ADDRESS: 125 Blankenship Lane
Wetumpka, AL 36092
PHONE: 334-567-4697
SPECIALIZES IN: Elmore, Coosa, Autauga, and Tallapoosa counties





NAME: James Mitchell Brown, M.A. (History)
High Springs, FL 32655-0778
PHONE: 352-328-6674
E-MAIL: mbrown@southeasternroots.com
WEBSITE: www.southeasternroots.com
SPECIALIZES IN: 18th and 19th century territorial records of Alabama and Florida; land and tax records of Alabama, Georgia and Florida; Old-South research and ancestor tracking from Virginia to Alabama
NAME: Mary Buehler
ADDRESS:1601 Oak Valley Rd N.
Deatsville, AL  36022
PHONE: 334-361-9096
E-MAIL: bmbueh@hotmail.com
SPECIALIZES IN: Southern families, particularly in AL & GA, DAR Applications





NAME: Lawrence Burnette, Ph.D.
ADDRESS: 34231 Kathryn Dr
Lillian, AL 36549
PHONE: 251-962-3604
E-MAIL: lburnette@gulftel.com
SPECIALIZES IN: Southwestern Alabama and the Gulf Coast


NAME: James B. Cotton
ADDRESS: 2216 Halcyon Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36117-6904
PHONE: 334-399-7061
E-MAIL: jcotton27@charter.net
SPECIALIZES IN: General history, genealogy, criminal records, and professional research - will travel


NAME: Betty J. Ducker
ADDRESS: 3717 Lewis Lane
Montgomery, AL 36109
E-MAIL: bjd7@bellsouth.net
SPECIALIZES IN: SC to AL migration





NAME:Family History Journey
ADDRESS:3 Bronte Ct,
London, W3 8HF, England, United Kingdom
PHONE:+44 20 8993 4585
SPECIALIZES IN:English ancestry and heritage research, including organizing visits to ancestral home towns and archive locating and searching.


NAME: Sandra S. Fox (M.A.)
ADDRESS: 5008 Longleaf Lane
Birmingham, AL 35242-3452
PHONE: 205-908-0901
E-MAIL: ASBSFox@aol.com
SPECIALIZES IN: AL genealogy and history, AL Courthouse research, lineage society applications, cemetery research and photographs



NAME: Mrs. Terry Jackson
ADDRESS: 605 Ridgeway Drive
Oneonta, AL 35121
PHONE: 205-274-8414
E-MAIL: jacksont@otelco.net
SPECIALIZES IN: Blount County, Alabama records, southeastern US census records





NAME: Josh Jenkins, AncestorStalker
ADDRESS:Columbia, Maryland 21044
WEBSITE: http://services.ancestorstalker.com/
SPECIALIZES IN:Family histories, family trees and customized DNA consultations.









NAME: Clarence Robert Jones, Ph.D.
ADDRESS: 1000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd,
Suite 6, 471
Suwanee, GA 30024
PHONE: 404-380-1924
FAX: 404-860-0972
E-MAIL: cjones@universalresearcher.com
WEBSITE: http://universalresearcher.com/
SPECIALIZES IN: Military history, Civil War, North American and European history.







NAME:Angela Lucas
ADDRESS: 1002 McCullough Ave.
Huntsville, AL 35801
PHONE: 256-658-1616
BUSINESS NAME: Southern FolkFinder Research Services
E-MAIL: southernfolkfinder@gmail.com
Website: www.southernfolkfinder.com
Specialty: I research primarily in Madison County and neighboring counties of north Alabama. I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and run a licensed business. I am also a member of the Alabama Genealogical Society and the Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society.
NAME: Gloria J. Mann
ADDRESS: 3530 Narrow Lane Rd
Montgomery, AL 36111
PHONE: 334-288-7533
FAX: 334-288-3775
E-MAIL: gjhcmann@bellsouth.net
SPECIALIZES IN: Alabama and Genealogy









NAME: MyGenealogist.com
ADDRESS: 3328 34th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
PHONE: 720-931-3616
E-MAIL: helpdesk@mygenealogist.com
WEBSITE: www.mygeneaologist.com
SPECIALIZES IN: Vital records, local records, Civil War, Native American, Immigration records





NAME: Betty Nelson
ADDRESS: 318 Fletcher Rd.
Andalusia, AL 36421
PHONE: 334-427-4765
E-MAIL: familytree@alaweb.com
SPECIALIZES IN: Covington, Butler, and Crenshaw counties






NAME:Judy Osborne
ADDRESS:8187 Ansley Trace, Montgomery, AL 36117
PHONE:334-395-5872; cell 334-399-8384
FAX:same as above
SPECIALIZES IN: Southern Research

















NAME: David Pilling

ADDRESS: Llwyn Gwyn
SA44 5EH
PHONE: 01559 371 558
E-MAIL: Davidpilling56@hotmail.com
SPECIALIZES IN: Independent archive researcher for newspapers, magazines, authors and family historians I have many years of experience working in various Libraries and Archives, including Carmarthenshire Archives, The School of African and Oriental Studies, The Royal Opera House and Tate Britain Library & Archive. I have worked with a wide variety of collections comprising census records, 19th century missionary journals and papers, photographic collections, journals, diaries, newspapers, magazines and sketchbooks. Willing to travel to any record office/archive within England, Scotland, and Wales: travel expenses may be included in the fee, depending on location. Please contact for details of hourly and daily fees.

NAME: Alan Pitts

ADDRESS: 5200 Old Mill Circle
Indian Springs, AL 35124
E-MAIL: cssoldier@hotmail.com
SPECIALIZES IN: Confederate records, service files, and pension applications.







NAME:Bill Plott
ADDRESS:190 Crestview Circle
Montevallo, AL 35115
PHONE: 205-665-5538
E-MAIL: wjplott@aol.com
SPECIALIZES IN: Sports history, from high schools to professional, particularly football, baseball and basketball. Written four books on high school sports in Alabama. Can compile school and coaching records, statistics, etc. Also some knowledge of Alabama brewery history and willing to consider other research topics.
NAME: Thomas G. Rodgers, M. Ed
ADDRESS: 829 W. Washington St.
Eufaula, AL 36027
PHONE: 334-687-8863
E-MAIL: graycat1944@yahoo.com
SPECIALIZES IN: Military history and ancestor service records, esp. Civil War (including regimental histories), and general Southeastern genealogy, particularly Alabama and Tennessee.
NAME: Richard A. Smallwood, Sr.
ADDRESS: 1008 Harrison Ave.
Huntsville, AL 35801-3139
PHONE: 256-536-0491
E-MAIL: SMALLY@aol.com
SPECIALIZES IN: Alabama, Tennessee and West Georgia; lineage society applications




NAME: Jim Snider
ADDRESS: 446 E. Vanderbilt Loop
Montgomery, AL 36109
PHONE: 334-272-5114
E-MAIL: jim@alatree.com
WEBSITE: http://www.alatree.com
SPECIALIZES IN: General Alabama Genealogy and research. Digital photography






NAME:Clarise B. Soper, CG (sm)
ADDRESS: 1479 Highway 11
Heidelberg, MS 39439
PHONE: 601-787-3646
FAX: 601-787-3646
E-MAIL: cbsoper@yahoo.com
SPECIALIZES IN:Mississippi and Western Alabama genealogical/historical research. Additional services include writing family narratives, lecturing and teaching seminars. Board-certified genealogist (BCG) and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). Will travel.


NAME: Taylor & Hammel LLC
ADDRESS: 1224 N. Meade St. #22
Arlington, VA 22209
PHONE: 703-822-4658
FAX: 703-842-8656
E-MAIL: info@taylorhammel.com
WEBSITE: www.taylorhammel.com
SPECIALIZES IN: Alabama historical, environmental and legal research


NAME: Marc D. Thompson, Professional Genealogist
ADDRESS: 708 Enfield Rd
Delray Beach, FL 33444
PHONE: 561-676-6179
E-MAIL: genealogist22@aol.com
WEBSITE: www.rootsweb.com/~gachath3
SPECIALIZES IN: North America & Western Europe
NAME: Floyd W. Weatherbee, Jr.
ADDRESS: 700 Joryne Drive
Montgomery, AL 36109
PHONE: 334-272-4226
E-MAIL: fweatherbee@knology.net
SPECIALIZES IN: Military history research & genealogical research

NAME: Kim Williamson

ADDRESS: 2265 Pinehaven Court

Grayson, GA 30017

PHONE: 770-736-5420

E-MAIL: kw2855@yahoo.com

SPECIALIZES IN: Newspapers on microfilm




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Updated: June 11, 2014




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