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Genealogist with access to Washington D.C. repositories

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americanoriginsllc

Genealogist with access to Washington D.C. repositories

4

Reviews
Low quality scowler edit 2

americanoriginsllc

Genealogist with access to Washington D.C. repositories

4

Reviews
Low quality scowler edit 2

americanoriginsllc

Washington, D.C.

Genealogist with access to Washington D.C. repositories

4 Recent Reviews

$50.00/hour

American Origins LLC

Washington, D.C.
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Response Time

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About Me

I have over twenty years experience with genealogy research, with a strong focus on Pennsylvania German families and extended experience with Dutch, English, Irish, Polish and Scottish immigrants. I have gained a great deal of experience in researching Lancaster and Bucks Counties in Pennsylvania; New Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey; Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York as well as many southern states.

As a graduate of Boston University's Certificate in Genealogy Research, I am trained to deliver professional research and analysis. I am accepting client requests for their research or document retrieval needs.

Research Services

I have the good fortune of close proximity to the National Archives and Library of Congress in Washington D.C. These repositories hold a wealth of information about our ancestors: compiled military records, land patent and bounty warrant applications, pension records and historical newspapers from across the country. I can retrieve documents as needed, providing color digital images. Other repositories such as the New Jersey State Archives may also be available upon request.

In addition to document retrieval, I am also happy to provide an hourly research fee for other projects.

Education/Training

Self study, Boston University's Certificate in Genealogical Research

Research Specialities
  • Anabaptist
  • Civil War
  • Federal Records
  • Irish
  • Land Records
  • Library of Congress
  • Moravian
  • Palatine
  • Vital Records
  • Forensic
Research Localities
  • Virginia, USA
  • Newark, NJ
  • New Jersey, USA
  • Lancaster, PA, USA
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Washington, DC
  • Bucks, PA, USA
  • New York, NY
  • Pennsylvania, USA
  • New York, USA
Research Repositories
  • Library of Congress
  • National Archives at New York City
  • National Archives at Washington, DC
  • New York City Municipal Archives
  • New Jersey State Archives
Birth/marriage/death records
Brick wall analysis/research planning
Cemetery photos
Descendancy research
Divorce records
Genetic genealogy
Land/tax records
Lineage determination
Lineage society applications
Manuscript preparation
Naturalization records
Obituary research
Pension/military service records
Photo restoration
Probate/court records
Surname studies
Translation/transcription

Record Retrieval
Images

How to Hire americanoriginsllc for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button at the top of this page.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask Question First" button.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Civil War Pension Records
    Pension records at the National Archives for Union soldiers can contain an incredible array of genealogical information, including affidavits from ...

    $50.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Civil War Pension Records

    $50.00/record

    Description

    Pension records at the National Archives for Union soldiers can contain an incredible array of genealogical information, including affidavits from your ancestor and their family or fellow soldiers, medical history, copies of vital or bible records, etc. This fee pertains to pension records belonging to Union soldiers, widows or dependents.

    Ordering Instructions

    I will provide clear, color digital images of the pension file.

    Please provide the soldier's name, military unit and state served. Additional information such as file numbers, date of birth and death, and spouse names should be provided if known.


    ×
  • Newspaper Search
    The Library of Congress has hundreds of historical newspapers available on microfilm and in print from across the country. This is a fee for one ob...

    $20.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Newspaper Search

    $20.00/record

    Description

    The Library of Congress has hundreds of historical newspapers available on microfilm and in print from across the country. This is a fee for one obituary or marriage announcement retrieval if the month, year and newspaper(s) are known and located at the Library of Congress or New Jersey State Archives.

    Ordering Instructions

    For obituaries and marriage announcements, provide the individual's name, event date and the newspaper that you wish to be searched. Requests without a month, year, or specific newspaper are subject to the hourly research rate.


    ×
  • Eastern Cherokee Applications 1906-1909
    The files contain sworn evidence as to an applicant's identity, and can provide an array of genealogical information.

    $10.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Eastern Cherokee Applications 1906-1909

    $10.00/record

    Description

    The files contain sworn evidence as to an applicant's identity, and can provide an array of genealogical information.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please check the index for the Guion Miller Roll prior to requesting an application: https://www.archives.gov/research/native-americans/rolls/guion-miller.html#list

    Please provide:
    1. Full English or Indian name
    2. Eastern Cherokee application number


    ×
  • Land Patent Applications
    The National Archives has land entry case files for all states EXCEPT: DE, CT, GA, HI, KY, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, WV, VA, ...

    $50.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Land Patent Applications

    $50.00/record

    Description

    The National Archives has land entry case files for all states EXCEPT: DE, CT, GA, HI, KY, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, WV, VA, VT. These files have the potential to shed light on the applicant's family members, age, place of birth, citizenship, military service, literacy and economic status, and may provide information about land use issues. Earlier applications may only have information about the location of land, acreage and price.

    Ordering Instructions

    If possible, please try to search for potential patent records related to your ancestor via the Bureau of Land Management Office site: https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx?searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0

    1. Name
    2. State in which land was located
    3. Approximate date of entry
    4. Pre-1908, if known, please provide: section number, township number, range number, land office, final certificate or document number, and whether credit, cash or Homestead Act
    5. Post-1908, if known, please provide serial patent number


    ×
  • Bounty Land Warrants
    Bounty land warrants are based upon Federal service prior to 1856, and contain similar information to a pension file.

    $30.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Bounty Land Warrants

    $30.00/record

    Description

    Bounty land warrants are based upon Federal service prior to 1856, and contain similar information to a pension file.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide:
    1. Name
    2. Army, navy or marine corps
    3. State served
    4. War or dates served
    5. Volunteer or regular
    6. If known, please provide: unit; if Army, whether infantry, cavalry, artillery; rank (officer/enlisted); pension/bounty land file number; soldier home location; date and place of birth; date and place of death; name of widow or claimant; residences after service


    ×
  • Army Service Records (pre 1917)
    Compiled army service records are available for officers who served before 30 June 1917, enlisted men who served before 31 October 1912 and those i...

    $30.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Army Service Records (pre 1917)

    $30.00/record

    Description

    Compiled army service records are available for officers who served before 30 June 1917, enlisted men who served before 31 October 1912 and those in the Confederate Armed Forces from 1861 to 1865.

    If you would like research conducted on your ancestor in the vast array of (unindexed) military records available at the National Archives, please refer to the hourly research rate.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide:
    1. Name
    2. War or dates served
    3. Union or Confederate
    4. Volunteer or Regular
    5. If known, please proivde: unit; whether infantry/cavalry/artillery; whether officer or enlisted; date and place of birth; date and place of death


    ×
  • New Jersey Birth Records (1848-1923)
    The New Jersey State Archives' microfilm records for birth records from 1 May 1848 to 31 December 1923 can be searched, including birth certificate...

    $5.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    New Jersey Birth Records (1848-1923)

    $5.00/record

    Description

    The New Jersey State Archives' microfilm records for birth records from 1 May 1848 to 31 December 1923 can be searched, including birth certificates that with delayed filing or later corrections. Stillborn birth certificates from June 1878 - December 1900 can be searched if desired.

    The fee covers a search on a full name within a two year timeframe if the exact date is unknown.

    Please note that sometimes the first names on older birth certificates were left BLANK. With that in mind, please provide the closest approximation of date of birth, place of birth and parents' names.

    If you require multiple New Jersey State Archives record searches, need a wider timeframe search and/or have less information than suggested, please consider the hourly research rate.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide:
    1. Name at time of birth
    2. Year range to search (2 year span)
    3. If known, please provide: date of birth, place of birth, parents' names


    ×
  • New Jersey Marriage Records (1848-1947)
    The New Jersey State Archives' micofilmed marriage records from 1 May 1848 to 31 December 1847 can be searched. This is a search for a marriage wi...

    $5.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    New Jersey Marriage Records (1848-1947)

    $5.00/record

    Description

    The New Jersey State Archives' micofilmed marriage records from 1 May 1848 to 31 December 1847 can be searched.

    This is a search for a marriage within a two year timeframe.

    If you require multiple New Jersey State Archives record searches, need a wider timeframe search and/or have less information than suggested, please consider the hourly research rate.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide:
    1. Full name of bride and/or groom
    2. Place of marriage
    3. Date of marriage or two year timeframe


    ×
  • New Jersey Death Records (1848-1955)
    The New Jersey State Archives' microfilmed death records from 1 May 1848 to 31 December 1955 will be searched. This is a search for a death record...

    $5.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    New Jersey Death Records (1848-1955)

    $5.00/record

    Description

    The New Jersey State Archives' microfilmed death records from 1 May 1848 to 31 December 1955 will be searched.

    This is a search for a death record for a full name within a two year timeframe.

    If you require multiple New Jersey State Archives record searches, need a wider timeframe search and/or have less information than suggested, please consider the hourly research rate.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide:
    1. Name at time of death
    2. Place of death
    3. Date of death or two year timeframe
    4. If known, please provide maiden name and parents' names.


    ×

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Responded promptly, and provided excellent, color images of the requested file. Appreciated the service, and will use again!

February 2019


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February 2019


American Origins LLC

Washington, D.C.

$50.00 /hour

Response Rate

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Response Time

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I have over twenty years experience with genealogy research, with a strong focus on Pennsylvania German families and extended experience with Dutch, English, Irish, Polish and Scottish immigrants. I have gained a great deal of experience in researching Lancaster and Bucks Counties in Pennsylvania; New Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey; Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York as well as many southern states.

As a graduate of Boston University's Certificate in Genealogy Research, I am trained to deliver professional research and analysis. I am accepting client requests for their research or document retrieval needs.

Research Services

I have the good fortune of close proximity to the National Archives and Library of Congress in Washington D.C. These repositories hold a wealth of information about our ancestors: compiled military records, land patent and bounty warrant applications, pension records and historical newspapers from across the country. I can retrieve documents as needed, providing color digital images. Other repositories such as the New Jersey State Archives may also be available upon request.

In addition to document retrieval, I am also happy to provide an hourly research fee for other projects.

Education/Training

Self study, Boston University's Certificate in Genealogical Research

Research Specialities
  • Anabaptist
  • Civil War
  • Federal Records
  • Irish
  • Land Records
  • Library of Congress
  • Moravian
  • Palatine
  • Vital Records
  • Forensic
Research Localities
  • Virginia, USA
  • Newark, NJ
  • New Jersey, USA
  • Lancaster, PA, USA
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Washington, DC
  • Bucks, PA, USA
  • New York, NY
  • Pennsylvania, USA
  • New York, USA
Research Repositories
  • Library of Congress
  • National Archives at New York City
  • National Archives at Washington, DC
  • New York City Municipal Archives
  • New Jersey State Archives
Birth/marriage/death records
Brick wall analysis/research planning
Cemetery photos
Descendancy research
Divorce records
Genetic genealogy
Land/tax records
Lineage determination
Lineage society applications
Manuscript preparation
Naturalization records
Obituary research
Pension/military service records
Photo restoration
Probate/court records
Surname studies
Translation/transcription

How to Hire americanoriginsllc for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button to the left.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask a Question First" button.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Civil War Pension Records
    Pension records at the National Archives for Union soldiers can contain an incredible array of genealogical information, includ...

    $50.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Civil War Pension Records

    $50.00/record

    Description

    Pension records at the National Archives for Union soldiers can contain an incredible array of genealogical information, including affidavits from your ancestor and their family or fellow soldiers, medical history, copies of vital or bible records, etc. This fee pertains to pension records belonging to Union soldiers, widows or dependents.

    Ordering Instructions

    I will provide clear, color digital images of the pension file.

    Please provide the soldier's name, military unit and state served. Additional information such as file numbers, date of birth and death, and spouse names should be provided if known.


    ×
  • Newspaper Search
    The Library of Congress has hundreds of historical newspapers available on microfilm and in print from across the country. This...

    $20.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Newspaper Search

    $20.00/record

    Description

    The Library of Congress has hundreds of historical newspapers available on microfilm and in print from across the country. This is a fee for one obituary or marriage announcement retrieval if the month, year and newspaper(s) are known and located at the Library of Congress or New Jersey State Archives.

    Ordering Instructions

    For obituaries and marriage announcements, provide the individual's name, event date and the newspaper that you wish to be searched. Requests without a month, year, or specific newspaper are subject to the hourly research rate.


    ×
  • Eastern Cherokee Applications 1906-1909
    The files contain sworn evidence as to an applicant's identity, and can provide an array of genealogical information.

    $10.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Eastern Cherokee Applications 1906-1909

    $10.00/record

    Description

    The files contain sworn evidence as to an applicant's identity, and can provide an array of genealogical information.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please check the index for the Guion Miller Roll prior to requesting an application: https://www.archives.gov/research/native-americans/rolls/guion-miller.html#list

    Please provide:
    1. Full English or Indian name
    2. Eastern Cherokee application number


    ×
  • Land Patent Applications
    The National Archives has land entry case files for all states EXCEPT: DE, CT, GA, HI, KY, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, ...

    $50.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Land Patent Applications

    $50.00/record

    Description

    The National Archives has land entry case files for all states EXCEPT: DE, CT, GA, HI, KY, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, WV, VA, VT. These files have the potential to shed light on the applicant's family members, age, place of birth, citizenship, military service, literacy and economic status, and may provide information about land use issues. Earlier applications may only have information about the location of land, acreage and price.

    Ordering Instructions

    If possible, please try to search for potential patent records related to your ancestor via the Bureau of Land Management Office site: https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx?searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0

    1. Name
    2. State in which land was located
    3. Approximate date of entry
    4. Pre-1908, if known, please provide: section number, township number, range number, land office, final certificate or document number, and whether credit, cash or Homestead Act
    5. Post-1908, if known, please provide serial patent number


    ×
  • Bounty Land Warrants
    Bounty land warrants are based upon Federal service prior to 1856, and contain similar information to a pension file.

    $30.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Bounty Land Warrants

    $30.00/record

    Description

    Bounty land warrants are based upon Federal service prior to 1856, and contain similar information to a pension file.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide:
    1. Name
    2. Army, navy or marine corps
    3. State served
    4. War or dates served
    5. Volunteer or regular
    6. If known, please provide: unit; if Army, whether infantry, cavalry, artillery; rank (officer/enlisted); pension/bounty land file number; soldier home location; date and place of birth; date and place of death; name of widow or claimant; residences after service


    ×
  • Army Service Records (pre 1917)
    Compiled army service records are available for officers who served before 30 June 1917, enlisted men who served before 31 Octo...

    $30.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Army Service Records (pre 1917)

    $30.00/record

    Description

    Compiled army service records are available for officers who served before 30 June 1917, enlisted men who served before 31 October 1912 and those in the Confederate Armed Forces from 1861 to 1865.

    If you would like research conducted on your ancestor in the vast array of (unindexed) military records available at the National Archives, please refer to the hourly research rate.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide:
    1. Name
    2. War or dates served
    3. Union or Confederate
    4. Volunteer or Regular
    5. If known, please proivde: unit; whether infantry/cavalry/artillery; whether officer or enlisted; date and place of birth; date and place of death


    ×
  • New Jersey Birth Records (1848-1923)
    The New Jersey State Archives' microfilm records for birth records from 1 May 1848 to 31 December 1923 can be searched, includi...

    $5.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    New Jersey Birth Records (1848-1923)

    $5.00/record

    Description

    The New Jersey State Archives' microfilm records for birth records from 1 May 1848 to 31 December 1923 can be searched, including birth certificates that with delayed filing or later corrections. Stillborn birth certificates from June 1878 - December 1900 can be searched if desired.

    The fee covers a search on a full name within a two year timeframe if the exact date is unknown.

    Please note that sometimes the first names on older birth certificates were left BLANK. With that in mind, please provide the closest approximation of date of birth, place of birth and parents' names.

    If you require multiple New Jersey State Archives record searches, need a wider timeframe search and/or have less information than suggested, please consider the hourly research rate.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide:
    1. Name at time of birth
    2. Year range to search (2 year span)
    3. If known, please provide: date of birth, place of birth, parents' names


    ×
  • New Jersey Marriage Records (1848-1947)
    The New Jersey State Archives' micofilmed marriage records from 1 May 1848 to 31 December 1847 can be searched. This is a sear...

    $5.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    New Jersey Marriage Records (1848-1947)

    $5.00/record

    Description

    The New Jersey State Archives' micofilmed marriage records from 1 May 1848 to 31 December 1847 can be searched.

    This is a search for a marriage within a two year timeframe.

    If you require multiple New Jersey State Archives record searches, need a wider timeframe search and/or have less information than suggested, please consider the hourly research rate.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide:
    1. Full name of bride and/or groom
    2. Place of marriage
    3. Date of marriage or two year timeframe


    ×
  • New Jersey Death Records (1848-1955)
    The New Jersey State Archives' microfilmed death records from 1 May 1848 to 31 December 1955 will be searched. This is a searc...

    $5.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    New Jersey Death Records (1848-1955)

    $5.00/record

    Description

    The New Jersey State Archives' microfilmed death records from 1 May 1848 to 31 December 1955 will be searched.

    This is a search for a death record for a full name within a two year timeframe.

    If you require multiple New Jersey State Archives record searches, need a wider timeframe search and/or have less information than suggested, please consider the hourly research rate.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide:
    1. Name at time of death
    2. Place of death
    3. Date of death or two year timeframe
    4. If known, please provide maiden name and parents' names.


    ×

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Very happy with all projects completed by AmericanOriginsLLC. Absolutely would use again.

March 2019


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Very quick turn around time. Images of the pension papers are very clear. Will use this provider again.

March 2019


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Responded promptly, and provided excellent, color images of the requested file. Appreciated the service, and will use again!

February 2019


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 2 73c70d5883d822471408146533ee935d11e599f5173e605a911d89203e38b519

lauren_e_k

Responded promptly, and provided excellent, color images of the requested file. Appreciated the service, and will use again!

February 2019