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The NJ-APG Professional Genealogist & Genealogy Lecturer Directory

This directory consists of professional genealogists and genealogy lecturers who are members of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and the New Jersey Chapter of APG (NJ-APG). To be included in this directory you must be an active member of NJ-APG.

Those genealogists accepting clients or presenting lectures charge fees for their services and adhere to the APG’s Code of Ethics.


Neither APG nor NJ-APG assumes responsibility for research work or speaking engagements contracted through this directory.

The Directory

Maryann Dubowchik Bacsik
40 Morningside Circle, Little Falls, NJ 07424
Phone: 973-785-1842
Specialties: NJ and NYC research; Polish, Czech, Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn research

Robert P. Fruh
64 Laurie Ct., Matawan, NJ. 07747
Phone: (732) 583-5725
Specialties:  German-American Research Including Germany and Pre WW I German Territories Now in Poland, German Document Transcriptions and Translations, U.S. Research, specializing in NY, NJ, MO

Suzanne Nurnberg
395 W. Park Dr., Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-451-2848
Specialties: Southern NJ; general 20th and 21st century research, especially for legal purposes; NJ State Archives and NJ State Library; cemetery and gravesite photography

Joan E. Betancourt, DiscoverURhistory
Freehold, NJ
Phone: 732-409-2418
Specialties: NJ and NY research; NJ State Archives & Library, Department of Health; German, Puerto Rico, Italian, Slovak; Land records, Probate, Newspapers; Record pulls

Joseph A. Grabas, CTP, NTP
c/o Grabas Institute, 1340A Campus Parkway, Wall, NJ 07753
Phone: (732) 261-1013
Email: jgrabas@continuing

Specialties: New Jersey land title research

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
593 E. Woodbridge Ave., Avenel, NJ 07001
Phone: 732-707-7118
Specialties: Genealogical speaker; topics include using court and legal records in family history, DNA

Elizabeth (Beth) Tierney Budzilowicz
PO Box 152/206 Overcreek Rd, Kimberton, PA 19442
Specialties:  Irish in Philadelphia, Northern Ireland, Family history research and Record searches.

Amanda Greene, Lineage Genie
Morris Twp, NJ
Phone: 973-722-9927
Specialties:  Lineage Society Research and Application Preparation

Mary Szaro, Ancestors Cove
370 Fifth St., South Amboy, NJ 08879
Specialties: Over twenty years of experience researching genealogy in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida.

Paul Campbell-Trimbur, Stone Barn Research
Pittsburg, PA
Email: pjtrimbur59@gmail
Specialties:  Genealogy; house histories; PA/Western PA; and DNA Analysis.

Debbie Hadley
576 Leesville Rd., Jackson, NJ 08527
Specialties: NJ, NY, and PA; Family history, immigration, and family business research; record retrievals from NJ State Archives and other central NJ repositories

Mark AJ Szep,
Bloomfield, Essex County, NJ
Specialties: Newark, Essex County, Northern NJ, NY, NYC Research; German, Irish, Polish, Czech/Slovak Areas; Record Pulls for Vital Records, Land and Probate Records; House Histories and Deed Searches; and Cemetery Searches & Photography.

Michelle Tucker Chubenko
149 Tyler Avenue, Carteret, NJ 07008
Phone: 732.969.2652
Website: www.JerseyRootsGenealogy
Specialties: Genealogical lecturer (Topics: Basic Genealogy, New Jersey, Technology, Central & Eastern European)

Melissa Johnson, CG, Johnson Genealogy Services, LLC
P.O. Box 4312, Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone: 732-365-2680
Email: mjohnson@johnsongenealogy
Specialties: New Jersey, New York, New York City, Pennsylvania, and British genealogy research; forensic genealogy; solving brick walls and unknown parentage with DNA; family history writing, editing, and publishing; genealogical lecturing

Chris Tracy
PO Box 381, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: 609-468-6303
Specialties: Catholic; Emigration & Immigration; Federal Records; Historical Sites; Land Records; Military; Naturalization; Court Records; DNA Specialist; Technology; Instructor; Lecturer/Seminars; Project Management; Oral History/Interview; Blogger

Katharine Crichton, Legacy Tree Genealogists
Nutley, NJ
Phone: (800) 818-1476
Specialties: British Research, DNA

Joan Manierre Lowry, New Jersey Heirs and Ancestors, LLC
417 Chain O’ Hills Rd., Colonia, NJ 07067
Phone: 201-306-0598
Specialties: Probate and legal research; genealogical and historical research, 1850 to the present in northern NJ cities and counties; NJ State Archives and Library. In business since 1984.

Matthew J. Weismantel
90 Harness Way
Chesterfeild, NJ 08815
Phone: 732-715-5767
Specialties: Record and document retrieval in New Jersey

Laura Cubbage-Draper, LCD Genealogy Services
Metuchen, NJ
Phone: (201) 841-0823
Specialties: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York; land record, newspaper, naturalization and probate research; DNA results consultation; genealogical lecturing; Genealogy Merit Badge Counselor (Boy Scouts of America)

Liz Haigney Lynch
101 Haddon Place, Montclair, NJ
Phone: 973-444-2827
Specialties: Northern NJ and NYC, especially Montclair (Essex County). Professional author/editor; can assist with compiling and editing family narratives, biographical sketches, reports, etc.

Matthew Wilson
21 Manchester Ct.
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973-271-1506
Specialties: North East U.S., Ireland & Ontario; research, record retrieval, DNA test analysis.

Betty DeSapio,
DeSapio Research Services LLC

90 Stompf Tavern Road, Stockton, NJ 08559
Phone: (973) 903-3941
Specialties: New Jersey, New York, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Italy

Christine Murphy
114 Parker Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853
Specialties:  Northern NJ (Morris, Essex, Warren, Hunterdon Counties), New York City, Pennsylvania, Irish Immigrants, Colonial Research

Bette Marie Epstein
Specialties:  NJ State Archives and New Jersey genealogical research

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