Independent Researchers for Hire

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Please note: Researchers for hire are not Connecticut Historical Society employees.

Inclusion on the independent researcher list should not be viewed as an endorsement of the quality of the researchers’ work. The Connecticut Historical Society is not responsible for any arrangement made with independent researchers. Such arrangements, including the character, extent, and cost of the work, are purely private, contractual matters between the independent researcher and you. It also is up to you to determine whether or not the researcher’s experience and qualifications meet your needs.

When contacting an independent researcher, it may be helpful to have on hand:

  1. Your specific research goal
  2. Relevant names, dates, and locations
  3. Any sources you have previously consulted

Independent Researchers

Mary A. Falvey
[email protected]
(860) 595-6434
Specializes in Hartford architecture, Hartford Civil War veterans, Hartford genealogy.

Carol R. Whitmer
[email protected]
Specializes in New England and mid-Atlantic genealogical research, vital records, probates, bonds and wills.

Legacy Tree Genealogists
(801) 783-1277
[email protected]
We are the highest client-rated genealogy research company in the world, and the official research partner of Each member of our core team has a family history or genetics-related university degree, professional accreditation, and/or ten-plus years of research experience. We have been working worldwide to find records for our clients for over a decade. Contact us for a free consultation.

Unlock the Past
Peter Marcato
[email protected]
(203) 257-1143
Software Engineer Genealogist

Charter Oak Genealogy
Bryna O’Sullivan, (860) 316-8200
[email protected]
Lineage societies, including DAR, SAR, SCW, GSMD, and more. General CT genealogy.

Karen Cowperthwaite PLA, ASLA
[email protected]
(860) 799-7485

Research and documentation of gardens and landscapes from traditional to modern for private homes and not-for-profit institutions. Experience in historic and cultural landscape reports and inventories including images and maps (historic, existing, and future), and recommendations as well as National and State Register nominations. MLA in Landscape Architecture (BA English) with concentration in cultural landscape preservation and conservation.

Sandra Taitt-Eaddy
Independent researcher with expertise in Caribbean and African American Genealogy. Founder of Non-Profit, Baobab Genealogy Society: workshops, conferences, lectures

(860) 916-5269
[email protected]
Offering research services to the Bajan community to facilitate connections with colonial ancestors and English-speaking Bajans in Connecticut.

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