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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


Mike Lake
15825 Goddard Rd. #205
Southgate, MI 48195
(248) 935-2620

General historical research and digital scans.

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 

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

A Member of the Corresponding Secretary of the Oakland County Genealogical Society, Michigan Genealogical Council Delegate & Social Media, Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, the Ontario Genealogical Society, the Quebec Family History Society, National Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, Geneabloggers Tribe, French Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan, New York Genealogical Society. Specializes in research in Michigan, Ontario and Quebec; Native American/First Nations; French/French-Canadian research.

Jack Simpson
1205 Bydding Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI  48103

General historical and genealogical research.


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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