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heritagedetective

St. Louis Area Research

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Hd

heritagedetective

St. Louis Area Research

4

Reviews
Hd

heritagedetective

St. Louis Area Research

4

Reviews

St. Louis Area Research

$30/hr

Joyce Meyer

St. Louis area
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100%

Response Time

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Services
About Me

I have over forty years experience as a genealogist. I have done many kinds of research including some missing heir research. I assisted in researching the lineage of Elizabeth Taylor (Actress) whose great grandparents lived in Bond County IL.

I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), and National Society Daughters of 1812.

Education/Training

I am a self-taught genealogist with forty+ years of hands-on genealogical experience. I’ve attended workshops and conferences and conducted research for others throughout the country.

Cemetery Chair for the Madison County Genealogical Society, 1983-1986; Research Chair 1997-1998; Research Chair and Registrar of the local DAR chapter. Research Chair and Registrar for local DAR chapter.

Research Services

I specialize in courthouse research in Bond, Clinton, Madison, St. Clair and Washington counties in Illinois and do research in St. Louis. I can access newspapers at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential library, records from the Illinois Regional Archives Depository, and a large collection in St. Louis.

Research includes obituaries from newspapers, wills and probate records, warranty deeds, marriage, naturalization records and more.

I will treat your research as if it was my own.

Research Specialities
  • Court Records
  • Forensic
  • Heirship
  • Land Records
  • Lineage Society
  • Vital Records
  • Land Platting
  • LDS
  • Military
  • Naturalization
Research Localities
  • St. Louis City, MO, USA
  • Clinton, IL, USA
  • Madison, IL, USA
  • St. Clair, IL, USA
  • Bond, IL, USA
  • Washington, IL, USA
  • Illinois, USA
  • Missouri, USA
Research Repositories
  • Bond County IL Courthouse
  • Clinton County IL Courthouse
  • Saint Clair County IL Courthouse
  • Madison County IL Courthouse
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Lineage determination/pedigree documentation
Determining descendants of a specific individual
Brick Wall analysis and formulation of a research plan
Single surname studies
Preparation of lineage society membership requirements
Retrieval of vital record (BMD) copies from nearby archives
Obituary research in historical newspapers
Cemetery photos
Military service/pension record retrieval
Naturalization record retrieval
Court/probate record retrieval
Divorce record retrieval
Land/tax record retrieval
Photo restoration
Translation/transcription of historical documents
Preparation of family history manuscripts for publication
Preparation for analysis of results from DNA testing

Record Retrieval
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How to Hire heritagedetective 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

  • Saint Clair County (IL) Birth,Death, Marriage, ...
    Saint Clair County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916...

    $18.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Saint Clair County (IL) Birth,Death, Marriage, Deed, Probate Records

    $18.00/record

    Description

    Saint Clair County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916. Will search for and send you a copy of any court record you're searching for. Let me know what you are looking for and the time-frame it occurred. I will conduct a thorough and complete search for one record, regardless of the findings.

    Ordering Instructions

    Proved me with the name, time-frame and the specific type of record you are searching for. If you don't know, contact me and we will discuss what possible record will provide the answer you are looking for.


    ×
  • Madison County (IL) Birth, Death, Marriage, De...
    Madison County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916. W...

    $18.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Madison County (IL) Birth, Death, Marriage, Deed, Probate, Naturalization Records

    $18.00/record

    Description

    Madison County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916. Will search for and send you a copy of any court record you're searching for. Let me know what you are looking for and the time-frame it occurred. I will conduct a thorough and complete search for one record, regardless of the findings.

    Ordering Instructions

    Proved me with the name, time-frame and the specific type of record you are searching for. If you don't know, contact me and we will discuss what possible record will provide the answer you are looking for.


    ×
  • Bond County (IL) Birth,Death, Marriage, Deed, P...
    Bond County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916. Will...

    $18.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Bond County (IL) Birth,Death, Marriage, Deed, Probate, Naturalization Records

    $18.00/record

    Description

    Bond County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916. Will search for and send you a copy of any court record you're searching for. Let me know what you are looking for and the time-frame it occurred. I will conduct a thorough and complete search for one record, regardless of the findings.

    Ordering Instructions

    Proved me with the name, time-frame and the specific type of record you are searching for. If you don't know, contact me and we will discuss what possible record will provide the answer you are looking for.


    ×
  • Clinton County (IL) Birth and Death Records
    Clinton County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916. Wi...

    $18.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Clinton County (IL) Birth and Death Records

    $18.00/record

    Description

    Clinton County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916. Will search for and send you a copy of any court record you're searching for. Let me know what you are looking for and the time-frame it occurred. I will conduct a thorough and complete search for one record, regardless of the findings.

    Ordering Instructions

    Proved me with the name, time-frame and the specific type of record you are searching for. If you don't know, contact me and we will discuss what possible record will provide the answer you are looking for.


    ×
  • Local Area Photos of Grave Markers
    Will provide a photo of grave marker in cemeteries in the Madison, Bond, Clinton and Saint Clair County area.

    $20.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Local Area Photos of Grave Markers

    $20.00/record

    Description

    Will provide a photo of grave marker in cemeteries in the Madison, Bond, Clinton and Saint Clair County area.

    Ordering Instructions

    Provide me with the name being searched, the name of the cemetery and the year the person died.


    ×
  • Obituary or Newspaper Article Search
    Have access to local newspapers at local libraries as well as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Will search one week from date of death.

    $15.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Obituary or Newspaper Article Search

    $15.00/record

    Description

    Have access to local newspapers at local libraries as well as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Will search one week from date of death.

    Ordering Instructions

    Provide me with the name of the person being search, date of death and where the event occurred.


    ×
  • Washington County Birth, Death, Marriage, Proba...
    Washington County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916....

    $20.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Washington County Birth, Death, Marriage, Probate, or Deed Record

    $20.00/record

    Description

    Washington County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916. Will search for and send you a copy of any court record you're searching for. Let me know what you are looking for and the time-frame it occurred. I will conduct a thorough and complete search for one record, regardless of the findings.

    Ordering Instructions

    Proved me with the name, time-frame and the specific type of record you are searching for. If you don't know, contact me and we will discuss what possible record will provide the answer you are looking for.


    ×

Reviews
References
4 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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adpege

The research work was efficient and well-done!

September 2015


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gailribaudo

I paid a professional genealogist twice as much to research my family. Heritagedetective found more for half the price than the professional found in the same amount of time. Any more research, I'm sticking with heritagedetective.

July 2015


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suevande

Delivered as promised, very timely. I was excited as I wanted to send copies to other relatives the next day and was able to do this.

May 2015


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suevande

provided me with exactly what he said he was going to. I received information in a timely manner. would hire again

January 2015


It was a pleasure working with such a professional genealogist.

This researcher skillfully and concisely built an in-depth case for my family history. I particularly admire this researcher's level of curiosity as well as the systematic approach used to review and retrieve necessary records. In addition, the results of the data collection were consistently delivered to me in a timely manner.

I found this person to be an expert in this area of research.

I will definitely be employing this researcher's service again.

Bonnie H.

Research Client


Joyce Meyer

St. Louis area

$30 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

unknown

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About Me

I have over forty years experience as a genealogist. I have done many kinds of research including some missing heir research. I assisted in researching the lineage of Elizabeth Taylor (Actress) whose great grandparents lived in Bond County IL.

I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), and National Society Daughters of 1812.

Education/Training

I am a self-taught genealogist with forty+ years of hands-on genealogical experience. I’ve attended workshops and conferences and conducted research for others throughout the country.

Cemetery Chair for the Madison County Genealogical Society, 1983-1986; Research Chair 1997-1998; Research Chair and Registrar of the local DAR chapter. Research Chair and Registrar for local DAR chapter.

Research Services

I specialize in courthouse research in Bond, Clinton, Madison, St. Clair and Washington counties in Illinois and do research in St. Louis. I can access newspapers at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential library, records from the Illinois Regional Archives Depository, and a large collection in St. Louis.

Research includes obituaries from newspapers, wills and probate records, warranty deeds, marriage, naturalization records and more.

I will treat your research as if it was my own.

Research Specialities
  • Court Records
  • Forensic
  • Heirship
  • Land Records
  • Lineage Society
  • Vital Records
  • Land Platting
  • LDS
  • Military
  • Naturalization
Research Localities
  • St. Louis City, MO, USA
  • Clinton, IL, USA
  • Madison, IL, USA
  • St. Clair, IL, USA
  • Bond, IL, USA
  • Washington, IL, USA
  • Illinois, USA
  • Missouri, USA
Research Repositories
  • Bond County IL Courthouse
  • Clinton County IL Courthouse
  • Saint Clair County IL Courthouse
  • Madison County IL Courthouse
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Lineage determination/pedigree documentation
Determining descendants of a specific individual
Brick Wall analysis and formulation of a research plan
Single surname studies
Preparation of lineage society membership requirements
Retrieval of vital record (BMD) copies from nearby archives
Obituary research in historical newspapers
Cemetery photos
Military service/pension record retrieval
Naturalization record retrieval
Court/probate record retrieval
Divorce record retrieval
Land/tax record retrieval
Photo restoration
Translation/transcription of historical documents
Preparation of family history manuscripts for publication
Preparation for analysis of results from DNA testing

How to Hire heritagedetective 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

  • Saint Clair County (IL) Birth,Death, Marriage, ...
    Saint Clair County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not...

    $18.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Saint Clair County (IL) Birth,Death, Marriage, Deed, Probate Records

    $18.00/record

    Description

    Saint Clair County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916. Will search for and send you a copy of any court record you're searching for. Let me know what you are looking for and the time-frame it occurred. I will conduct a thorough and complete search for one record, regardless of the findings.

    Ordering Instructions

    Proved me with the name, time-frame and the specific type of record you are searching for. If you don't know, contact me and we will discuss what possible record will provide the answer you are looking for.


    ×
  • Madison County (IL) Birth, Death, Marriage, De...
    Madison County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not re...

    $18.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Madison County (IL) Birth, Death, Marriage, Deed, Probate, Naturalization Records

    $18.00/record

    Description

    Madison County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916. Will search for and send you a copy of any court record you're searching for. Let me know what you are looking for and the time-frame it occurred. I will conduct a thorough and complete search for one record, regardless of the findings.

    Ordering Instructions

    Proved me with the name, time-frame and the specific type of record you are searching for. If you don't know, contact me and we will discuss what possible record will provide the answer you are looking for.


    ×
  • Bond County (IL) Birth,Death, Marriage, Deed, P...
    Bond County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not requi...

    $18.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Bond County (IL) Birth,Death, Marriage, Deed, Probate, Naturalization Records

    $18.00/record

    Description

    Bond County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916. Will search for and send you a copy of any court record you're searching for. Let me know what you are looking for and the time-frame it occurred. I will conduct a thorough and complete search for one record, regardless of the findings.

    Ordering Instructions

    Proved me with the name, time-frame and the specific type of record you are searching for. If you don't know, contact me and we will discuss what possible record will provide the answer you are looking for.


    ×
  • Clinton County (IL) Birth and Death Records
    Clinton County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not req...

    $18.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Clinton County (IL) Birth and Death Records

    $18.00/record

    Description

    Clinton County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916. Will search for and send you a copy of any court record you're searching for. Let me know what you are looking for and the time-frame it occurred. I will conduct a thorough and complete search for one record, regardless of the findings.

    Ordering Instructions

    Proved me with the name, time-frame and the specific type of record you are searching for. If you don't know, contact me and we will discuss what possible record will provide the answer you are looking for.


    ×
  • Local Area Photos of Grave Markers
    Will provide a photo of grave marker in cemeteries in the Madison, Bond, Clinton and Saint Clair County area.

    $20.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Local Area Photos of Grave Markers

    $20.00/record

    Description

    Will provide a photo of grave marker in cemeteries in the Madison, Bond, Clinton and Saint Clair County area.

    Ordering Instructions

    Provide me with the name being searched, the name of the cemetery and the year the person died.


    ×
  • Obituary or Newspaper Article Search
    Have access to local newspapers at local libraries as well as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Will search one week fr...

    $15.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Obituary or Newspaper Article Search

    $15.00/record

    Description

    Have access to local newspapers at local libraries as well as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Will search one week from date of death.

    Ordering Instructions

    Provide me with the name of the person being search, date of death and where the event occurred.


    ×
  • Washington County Birth, Death, Marriage, Proba...
    Washington County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not ...

    $20.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Washington County Birth, Death, Marriage, Probate, or Deed Record

    $20.00/record

    Description

    Washington County birth 1877 to 1916 and death 1877 to 1914 as recorded in the County Clerk's office. These records were not required until 1916. Will search for and send you a copy of any court record you're searching for. Let me know what you are looking for and the time-frame it occurred. I will conduct a thorough and complete search for one record, regardless of the findings.

    Ordering Instructions

    Proved me with the name, time-frame and the specific type of record you are searching for. If you don't know, contact me and we will discuss what possible record will provide the answer you are looking for.


    ×

Reviews
References
4 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 3 5a0e521094699fb65a01ab063f3d65fb141866b33cad6132ddb3ad8d472f16e9

adpege

The research work was efficient and well-done!

September 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 19 3b3e7220f623a2a441e2f6b1b2bebd61a7d5a7cf8e524616080cdf33b96108fa

gailribaudo

I paid a professional genealogist twice as much to research my family. Heritagedetective found more for half the price than the professional found in the same amount of time. Any more research, I'm sticking with heritagedetective.

July 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 26 4a2991b7f8349b7b09c11a3f41440a86eb8db7ebab1322a8cfbaaf554d58b6a2

suevande

Delivered as promised, very timely. I was excited as I wanted to send copies to other relatives the next day and was able to do this.

May 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 26 4a2991b7f8349b7b09c11a3f41440a86eb8db7ebab1322a8cfbaaf554d58b6a2

suevande

provided me with exactly what he said he was going to. I received information in a timely manner. would hire again

January 2015


It was a pleasure working with such a professional genealogist.

This researcher skillfully and concisely built an in-depth case for my family history. I particularly admire this researcher's level of curiosity as well as the systematic approach used to review and retrieve necessary records. In addition, the results of the data collection were consistently delivered to me in a timely manner.

I found this person to be an expert in this area of research.

I will definitely be employing this researcher's service again.

Bonnie H.

Research Client


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