About

I have been researching my family lines since 1975, mostly in Central Pennsylvania.  My family lines stretch back to 1635 when William Beardsley arrived in Massachusetts, 1682 when Richard Wall arrived in Philadelphia and 1686, with Sarah Shoemaker’s arrival in Philadelphia. The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania recently awarded me First Family of Pennsylvania, Colony and Commonwealth membership.  I have successfully completed 125 applications or supplements for the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Revolution and Children of the American Revolution. I have been awarded 2014 Outstanding Volunteer Genealogist for Pennsylvania.

I am available for consultation of your research in these lineage societies and other research in Pennsylvania.  If you would need a record in a Central Pennsylvania repository, I will travel to many local sights.  I also will photograph gravestones, buildings, etc.

Memberships in lineage Societies includes: NSDAR, The Welcome Society, United States Daughters of 1812, and Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, as well as those previously mentioned.

If you are eligible to join The Welcome Society, I am the reviewing genealogist.  Contact the society at  http://www.welcomesociety.org/

I have researched records in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Canada; however concentrate research for others in Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania.  Surnames: Avery, Bell,  Beardsley, Brown, Buckwalter, Bunyan, Charles, Duart,  Eby, Fry, Hess, Hershey, Lancaster, Lang, Leaman, Long, McCarty, Morse, Neff, Packard, Pepper, Phenneger, Place, Sanford, Shafer, Shoemaker, Slaymaker, Stone, White, Winans.