Research Consultants specializes in researching
the records of western Virginia, eastern West Virginia,
and western Maryland. Our focus is on genealogy and
family history in the context of historical events.

We are experienced in:

  • Using locally accessible records (searching beyond what is commonly available on microfilm) to locate information on your ancestors.

  • Revealing context, geography and circumstances in which your ancestors lived providing you insight into their personalities and daily lives.

  • African American research, both pre- and post-Civil War

  • Reconstructing neighborhoods

  • Determining land or house histories

  • Abstracting and indexing

  • Back-of-the-book indexing

Hanging Rocks
South Branch of the Potomac River
Hampshire Co. WV

Daniel Taylor's cabin
Reese's Mill,
Mineral Co. WV


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