Denise Gripp, Family History Specialist (DBA Ever-After Enterprises)
Specialties: An innate knack for that needle in a haystack! Specializing in records/resources/research for/in Iowa and its contiguous states; large and small research requests welcomed; timely service and reasonable rates.
311 E. 4th Ave.
Indianola, IA 50125
With over 20 years experience in research, with family research as her specialty, Denise is well-equipped to solve your most pressing research problem. She have served as VP/Education Coordinator/Conference Planner for the Iowa Genealogical Society and is currently the President of her local genealogical society. For the past six years, Denise has served as MW Regional Coordinator of the Association of Personal Historians (www.personalhistorians.org), having published numerous personal history compilations; she has even dabbled in videography. “Brick-wall” solutions is her main forte; she is proud to have solved two out of two adoption projects. Her past experience has included a two-year stint with Ancestry.com, via their since-defunct ExpertConnect program. Denise's current projects include ongoing assistance to an Air Force Museum curator from the UK in his endeavor to find alive-and-well family members of fallen US airmen from WWII, in his attempt to memorialize each and every one. You’ll find no initials behind her name; she has had no need to invest in expensive and extensive certification programs. Her strong midwestern work ethic has served her quite well over the years; for her ever-growing “Testimonials” list, please visit her web site, where you’ll also find some intriguing free forms and freebies to assist you in your personal research endeavors. Research and road trips are Denise's two greatest passions!
Specialties: German emigrants; early Missouri frontier families; heir tracing; lectures
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; use subject 'genealogy research'
Dorris has been doing genealogical research professionally for over 40 years and has extensive experience with families that emigrated from Germany to Missouri prior to 1850. She is willing to do consultation and advice to overcome brick walls. I do research primarily in east central Missouri counties and do not travel.
Family History Detective
Specialties: Researching complete family histories
Contact: Todd White
We specialize in researching complete family histories for you. If you have names, dates, and scattered information on your family, we can perform the research and compile everything together in one package. We offer a leather binder that will contain a family tree, reports on your ancestors, and copies of the source documents found during the research. Todd White was elected Program Chair of the Association of Professional Genealogists Heartland Chapter for 2011 - 2012. Clients have included celebrities, authors, and the PBS series "Finding Your Roots."
Terri Sickles, Genealogical Researcher
Specialties: House histories, Clay County, Ray County Missouri
36244 Hillside Circle
Richmond, MO 64085
When Terri was growing up, she loved to work any kind of puzzles - jigsaw puzzles, word find puzzles, logic puzzles - she loved them all! She also loved to get lost in a really good mystery book. Now that she is an adult, she has added a love of genealogy to her "passions" list. She wondered who her ancestors were, where they lived and what kind of work did they do. Who were they?? Those mystery books and puzzle books have come in handy!
She has spent countless hours researching her own family history as well as her husband's family history and would now like to help you trace your family. lf you are wondering about your ancestors as well, but don't have the time to do your own research, Terri would Iove to do it for you. She would also be glad to help you get started doing your own research if you want to do it yourself but don't know where to start. Stuck at a brick wall? She'd love to see if she could help you break through it.
One of the most interesting projects she has completed was putting together a booklet featuring some prominent families that had each lived in one home at a certain period in time and the contributions they made to the town the home was located in, Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Do you ever wonder who owned your home before you did? What kind of work they did? How many children they had? Terri would be glad to find out for you!
Terri has attended the KC Genealogy Conference and is a member of the National Genealogical Society, Excelsior Springs Genealogical Society, and Ray County Genealogical Society. She strives to spend some time each day doing something tied to genealogy to increase her knowledge and research skills. Terri is available for consultation or advice and will travel to Midwest Genealogy Center for meeting or to research. She is also familiar and comfortable with Census records, Ancestry.com, Findagrave & Missouri Digital Heritage.