Hiring a Professional Genealogist

There are many good reasons to seek professional assistance in a family history research project. Some professionals have expert knowledge of a specific area where your ancestors might have lived, while others specialize in a specific topic (such as military research) that can be essential to your research.


Research services offered by the NYG&B

We're here to help! The NYG&B offers an expanding range of research services, including:

  • Personalized consultations
  • Research projects
  • Record retrieval
  • NYG&B collections at the New York Public Library

Visit our research services page to learn more about how we can help you.  

Other Resources

You may wish to visit the roster of the credentialed genealogists from the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)

You are also encouraged to visit the website of the Association of Professional Genealogists for a more exhaustive list searchable by region, area of specialty, and other dimensions. Note that membership in the APG is not in and of itself a credential, as membership is open to anyone with an interest in the field.

Professional Acronyms

CG (Certified Genealogist): the researcher has been certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)
FASG: Fellow of The American Society of Genealogists 
FGBS: Fellow of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
FSA Scot: Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland