Old Northwest Genealogy is a genealogy research company specializing in 18th and 19th-century research with an emphasis on Land, and Probate records. My area of research concentrates on the Midwest States of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Minnesota however I do have experience in numerous other states as my research has often led to the far reaches of the United States. I also do Record Retrieval, Record Transcription and Abstracting, Family Histories, as well as Lineage and Heritage Society Assistance.
I am also available to give Presentations for genealogy related meetings or gatherings.
I am a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society as well as the Fairfield County Chapter of OGS. I belong to The First Families of Fairfield County and The Society of Families of the Old Northwest Territory. I am an active member of The National Genealogical Society as well as The Association of Professional Genealogist and previously served as President of the Indiana Chapter of the APG.
Sitting in the main branch of the Columbus Public Library one January evening in 1992, I ran across a book that contained rosters of Ohio soldiers in the Spanish American War. Remembering my Father telling me that his Father had served in that war, I was intrigued enough to search for him in the pages. Finding his name, I called my Father to see if this information really was for my Grandfather. He said it was and went on to challenge me to do a family tree. Curiosity got the best of me and here we sit!!
After thousands of research hours and documents, hundreds of repositories, courthouses, and cemeteries, and my fair share of mistakes, I have reached a level of competency that I strive to maintain and constantly work to improve.
As I began to recognize the value of consistent and thorough research, I decided to share my knowledge, lessons learned and the results of my mistakes with others. This ultimately lead to the development of Old Northwest Genealogy.
Having been a student and researcher of Genealogy now for over a quarter century, I have a unique understanding and appreciation for family history and how to present it.Your family's story deserves to be told in a clear, concise and factual manner. As a Professional Genealogist, I am bound by a code of ethics that dictates the promotion of a coherent, truthful approach to genealogy, family, history, and local history.