John M. Barr Professional Genealogist

6818 Viola Ct. Indianapolis IN

Finding the Trails of your family

The gateway to America

 Whether settling or just passing through, roots in the Midwest are common to many families living in the United States. Once an unexplored wilderness to the American immigrant, this area, once known as the Northwest Territory became the Gateway to America. Together we can explore these roots and the secrets that are your genealogy.


Allow me to assist you on your journey through your family history. We'll examine the information you already have during a free one hour consultation and maybe discover some information you didn't know you had. From that, we can establish what more you would like to learn, and I can devise a research plan that fits your needs and budget.


During the course of our research, I will provide you with updates and finally your completed project including recommendations for further research.


There is a large amount of information online but sorting through it and determining who goes to what can be confusing. Even more confusing are the vast amounts of records not available online. Uncovering and deciphering these records can be overwhelming without knowing what exists and where it is.


Every project is approached with your requirements and needs in mind. I will provide a complete list of sources so that anyone can easily locate the original documents for information contained in your final project.   

Potential Projects

Record retrieval

Document research - single or multiple documents
Document analysis - Abstract of document including analysis
Record transcription - Complete transcription of historical US documents
Family Histories -  Single or multiple generations. Paternal, Familial or both. Direct or Collateral. Individual or Family groups.

Lineage and Heritage Society Assistance

Heir Research

Contact me for more information.

  Our country has a rich and diverse past. This has led to times of unrest  that often resulted in destruction of key repositories and properties.  Some documents and records have been lost or destroyed. Every effort  will be made to recover requested documents or associated documents that  meet The Genealogical Proof Standard.