American Origins

American OriginS LLC

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about us

We provide

  • Professional genealogy research that meets the Genealogical Proof Standard

  • Document retrieval from repositories in Washington, D.C. and other localities upon request

  • Consultation services and other projects as requested


  • Researching African American, Dutch, Eastern European (Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland), English, German, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Pennsylvania German, and Scottish backgrounds.

  • Identifying biological relatives of adoptee

  • Locating and analyzing land, military, probate, and vital records

  • Implementing DNA test results into research


  • Bachelor’s degree, Loyola College

  • Master’s degree, The Ohio State University

  • Certificate Program in Genealogical Research, Boston University


  • Association of Professional Genealogists

  • Federation of Genealogical Societies

  • National Genealogical Society

  • New England Historic Genealogical Society






Our Services


RESEARCH and analysis

Using documented research and professional analysis, we can help investigate your family's origins within the United States and beyond. Whether you wish to start from scratch, build upon prior research, or pursue a story passed down in your family, we use our knowledge and experience to assist your efforts. All research reports are professionally composed, accurately cited, and place the findings in context.


We can retrieve documents and conduct research as directed at Washington D.C. repositories such as the Library of Congress and National Archives.

Special requests for documents from the New Jersey State Archives, the New York City Municipal Archives and National Archives in New York City may also be accepted.


Contact us with other project ideas or consulting needs.






per hour for research, analysis and report writing

This fee includes professional research, analysis and report writing that meets the Genealogical Proof Standard as set forth by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Recommendation for further research and explanation of negative results will also be provided. Clients can order a specific number of hours, or cap the hours for their research projects.


contact for an estimate of document retrieval from the repository of your choice in the following locations:

  • Washington, D.C. (National Archives, Library of Congress, etc.)

  • Virginia

  • Maryland

  • New Jersey

  • New York City

  • Pennsylvania (Lancaster County, Bucks County and Philadelphia)






American Origins LLC is accepting new projects.

Please send your question or project idea to receive pricing estimates.