Deb Eberle Downard, Tree Tracer Genealogy

Specialties:  Research in Missouri, southeast Kansas, and Arkansas, teaching basic research skills
816.425.5453 / 417.622.1404
Deb has been doing genealogy for over 30 years, not only in this country, but also gleaned information from her familial hometown of Walenstadt, Switzerland. When she started out in the small town of Eureka, KS, she was an officer in the Greenwood County Genealogical Society and wrote a newspaper column about beginning genealogy. Currently a member of the National Genealogical Society, Deb has attended two national conferences as well as many state conferences and regional workshops. Since moving to Kansas City from her hometown of Joplin in 2011, she have been increasing her client base in her research business.
Memberships: Newton County, Missouri, Genealogical Society (Friends of the Library), Jackson County, Missouri, Genealogical Society, former board member of the recently disbanded Joplin Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She is the Registrar of her DAR chapter -- Marguerite McNair Chapter in Raytown. Deb is also a photo volunteer for Find a Grave and takes pictures at Mt. Moriah Cemetery and Mausoleum with over one hundred thirty-five photos to her credit.
Research resources: Ancestry, Find-a-Grave, Missouri Digital Heritage, World Vital Records, Eastman's Online Genealogy,, NARA, DAR, Fold3, BLM land patents, Arphax, Genealogy Bank, and various state sites and libraries as needed.

Dorris Keeven-Franke

Specialties: German emigrants; early Missouri frontier families; heir tracing; lectures
email:; 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.

Legacy Tree Genealogists

Specialties: genetic genealogy; U.S. research; European research; LDS; immigration; German transcription; family biographies; personal histories; Canada; old English handwriting; genealogical Latin; Native American; African American; Russia; Mandarin Chinese; DNA; Latin records; classical, medieval, and Renaissance prosopography; South Africa; Eastern European languages including Cyrillic script; military records
50 W. Broadway, Suite 303                         
Salt Lake City, UT  84101    

Sharlene Miller

Specialties: Midwest, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, probate, land records, census, military records and pension files
20788 Orchard Lane
St. Joseph, MO 64505
Sharlene K. Miller is an experienced genealogist whose research focus is in Midwestern States including Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, and Michigan. She also has research experience in other states including Oklahoma, Colorado, Montana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. She has been conducting genealogical research for more than 30 years. As most people do, she started learning about genealogical research by working on her family's and then branched out to research her husband's families and later started helping others with their genealogical research. Sharlene has been certified with the Board of Certification for Genealogists since 2002. She completed the NGS course "American Genealogy: A Basic Course" and has taken a genealogy course from Brigham Young University. Sharlene is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Missouri State Genealogical Association, Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society, Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogy Society, and Western Pennsylvania Genealogy Society.