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This list of researchers is provided as a courtesy to those needing extensive research. Neither the Burton Historical Collection nor the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research (DSGR) recommends any particular individual or takes any responsibility for the work performed.  This list is provided for your information and convenience only.



APG = Association of Professional Genealogists

BHC = Burton Historical Collection

IGSM = Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan

LDS = Latter Day Saints

MPG = Michigan Professional Genealogist

NEHGS = New England Historical Genealogical Society

NGS = National Genealogical Society

NYG&BS = New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

OGS = Ohio Genealogical Society

OCGS = Oakland County Genealogical Society

PLCGS = Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies

SOG = Society of Genealogists (England) WGS = Welsh Genealogical Society

WPGS = Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society


Phil Applebaum
14480 Vernon
Oak Park, MI  48237
(248) 548-9176

General genealogy and Jewish history and genealogy.

Karen Bergeron
39932 Clintonview
Harrison Township, MI  48045
(586) 463-4040

MICHIGAN: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb counties.  All research including genealogy, vital records, cemeteries, land records, city of Detroit directories, libraries, church records.  Digital pictures, if needed.

Derek J. Blount
Lost Branches, LLC
906 N Alexander Ave
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067-3608
(248) 224-9505 

General genealogy in Canada, USA, UK and colonies 28 years genealogy experience, willing to travel Member: APG, OCGS, DSGR, IGSM, WGS, WPGS, SOG 

Deidre Erin Denton
Twisted Twigs On Gnarled Branches Genealogy
PO Box 11121
Lansing, MI  48901

MICHIGAN/ONTARIO: Vital Records, obituaries, church registers, newspapers, cemetery records, civil and divorce court files, immigration/naturalization records, deeds, jail/prison records, wills/probate files, and descendant research. A la carte record retrieval services.  Founder of "Detroit Genealogy" on Facebook. Professional and client references available.


Judy Nimer Muhn
Lineage Journeys
4005 Emerald Park Dr.
Milford, MI  48380
(248) 736-7770


Jack Simpson
1205 Bydding Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI  48103

General historical and genealogical research.


Alan J. Wakenhut
11300 Cranston
Livonia, MI  48150
(734) 502-6161

MICHIGAN:  Complete genealogy searches.  Marriage, death, birth, probate and property record searches in county offices in Lansing and S.E. Michigan areas.  Nationwide census research.  Digital cemetery pictures taken.  Free consultation.  Free census forms in Word format.  See our website at


Sherry Wells
315 W. Troy St.
Ferndale, MI  48220
(248) 219-8477

MICHIGAN:  Detroit directories, death index, Catholic records, some school records, Wayne County marriages (1887-1912), court and property records, newspaper research.  Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County vital records, court records, cemeteries. Digital pictures, if needed.

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