Our Team of Experts

For more than 15 years our professional researchers have been helping people just like you trace their family trees and connect with the past. And with more than 150 years of combined research experience, we have the team with the passion and knowledge you can trust to discover your family story.

Angie Bush

As one of the most sought after genetic genealogists and internationally recognized educators in the field, Angie Bush combines years of experience in biotech with a passion for genealogical research and a unique ability to solve seemingly impossible cases. Her primary...

Barry Kline

Barry Kline is a northern Virginia native who has expertise in DNA, mid-Atlantic and Southern research, with an emphasis in early Shenandoah Valley migrations. He has used his knowledge to solve cases of unknown parentage from Colonial America to the present day...

Bekah Purcell

Bekah’s interest in genealogy began as she listened to her parents and grandparents share stories about her ancestors’ origins in England, Wales, and Switzerland. She was surrounded by their pictures and their histories as she grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was...

Bethany Waterbury

Bethany Waterbury has years of experience using cutting-edge DNA testing and 20th and 21st century genealogical research to help adoptees and others with unknown parentage in their search to find their birth families. She also has extensive expertise in the...

Brian Schellenberg

Brian is a specialist in research in German-speaking lands and immigration research. As the son of an immigrant and a life-long scholar of European history, Brian has special insight into subtle clues in records that can lead to new discoveries and interesting family...

Brittany Begay

Brittany began researching her own family after the 2007 death of her grandfather, Jack Bradshaw, who was an Osage Indian. He had passed down oral history to Brittany, and following up on that in the early days of her interest in family history led her to research the...

Brittney Hinner

Brittney is a Wisconsin native. Her enthusiasm for genealogy was affirmed when she met relatives of her immigrant great-grandfather while she lived in Poland. Brittney holds an International Master in Russian, Central and East European Studies from the University of...

Cheryl Coats

Cheryl began genealogical research on her own family in 1974. The first ancestral line she researched was in Sweden and she was able to trace her family back into the 1600s. With this success, she was hooked. Her interest in genealogy inspired her to pursue her degree...

Claire Egginton

Claire’s interest in genealogy developed while studying Irish History. Her broad educational background includes extensive studies in geography and medieval Irish and Celtic studies as well as a Higher Diploma in Irish History and a Masters Degree in Irish History....

Crystal Farish

Crystal has a passion for history and discovered a love of genealogy after finding newspaper articles about her Civil War ancestors when she was a teenager. Her interest in research and analysis of evidence led her to pursue a career as a certified corporate paralegal....

Dawne Slater

Dawne Slater has been a Certified Genealogist® for more than 20 years. Before coming to AncestryProGenealogists, she was a librarian at the renowned Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Journalism...

Deborah M. Robinson

Born in Harlem, raised, and most recently from the Bronx, Deborah M. Robinson has been a genealogist for over 25 years. Her research specialty is the south eastern United States, particularly the Gullah culture of the South Carolina Lowcountry. She also has extensive...

Debra Carter

Debra Carter has long held a passion for genealogy, and developed her research skills and professional genealogy business acumen while living around the world, including stops in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway, Canada, and Indonesia. During...

E. Wade Hone

Wade is a skilled writer and lecturer. He specializes in Austro-Hungarian Empire research and has more than 25 years of experience. He authored the book Land and Property Research in the United States.

Elizabeth M. Young

Elizabeth Young is an expert genetic genealogist who focuses on helping clients solve unknown parentage mysteries. She also specializes in Midwest and Atlantic states research. Elizabeth grew up in Northeast Wisconsin, and from an early age, loved listening to her...

Eva Goodwin

Eva Goodwin grew up in Upstate New York and is an alumna of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She brings to her professional work a broad range of personal research experience, specializing in breaking down ancestral “brick walls” and solving DNA mysteries. She...

George Ott

George has more than 35 years of genealogical experience and is a founder of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He is an experienced presenter who has authored books on his favorite specialty—Italy.

Gordon L. Remington

Gordon L. Remington, FUGA, FASG a native of western New York State, has 39 years’ experience as a professional genealogist. He is a nationally and internationally known author and lecturer on New York State records and research.

Janette Silverman

Janette’s passion for Jewish genealogy began with her grandparents’ stories. Those stories led her on a quest to find her own ancestors in Europe and to teach others about genealogy and history.

Jeffery Lensman

Jeffery has conducted genealogical research for over 30 years. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Phoenix and has owned a genealogical research company. He has broad research experience throughout America and Europe.

Joe Buggy

A native of Ireland, Joe Buggy has worked as a genealogist and lectured extensively in both the United States and his home country. He has a deep knowledge of Irish immigration to North America and is the author of Finding Your Irish Ancestors in New York City...

Joseph B. Shumway

Joseph discovered the thrill of genealogy at age 12, and at 14, began volunteering at his local Family History Center. By age 16 he was teaching classes and lecturing on various family history topics, and at age 18 was presented the Young Historian of the...

Julie Merrill

Julie Merrill was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but she was raised in San Diego, California, on a U.S. Navy base. Growing up away from extended family made her realize the value of family and her ancestral origins.

Karen J Matheson

Karen’s interest in family history began as a child when, on visits to family in Alabama, her mother would seek out family bibles, cemeteries, and stories! Karen developed a passion for genealogy, and has nearly 30 years of professional experience, with an emphasis in...

Kathryn Moore

Kathryn received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and has owned a genealogy research company. She specializes in research in the United States including the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic states, and Northern California.

Katie Ledbetter

Katie is an Accredited Genealogist with a degree in family history from Brigham Young University. With extensive experience as a researcher, teacher, and presenter, she currently manages a Southern States research team at AncestryProGenealogists, where she enjoys the...

Kevan Hansen

Kevan lived in Germany for several years and specializes in German research; he has written a book and created map guides on the topic. He has more than 30 years of experience in genealogy research.

Kory L. Meyerink

Kory is an author, presenter, teacher, and one of the founding partners of ProGenealogists. He has been involved in several television series and continues to manage research teams for the popular TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?".

Krysten Baca

Krysten worked for Ancestry.com researching the family lines of celebrities and prominent Americans like President Barack Obama and his relationship to American businessman Warren Buffet.

Kyle J. Betit

Kyle makes frequent trips to research on-site throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, France, Germany, Eastern Europe, and other European countries. He appeared on "Who Do You Think You Are?" with Trisha Yearwood.

Lindsay Jackson

Lindsay’s extensive knowledge of genealogy and history has helped her develop expertise in Irish research, including tracing Irish immigrants in the U.S. back to their place of origin. She has worked on several episodes of the “Who Do You Think You Are?” TV show, and...

Lindsay Levine

Lindsay specializes in Central and Eastern European research, including Jewish genealogy. She has a master’s degree in history and uses that knowledge to help others discover the fascinating stories of their immigrant ancestors.

Lorraine Bourne

Lorraine has been enthusiastically involved in genealogy and family history work for many years. She has conducted professional genealogy research for over 15 years and joined ProGen in 2009, working on client research and the Who Do You Think You Are? TV series,...

Megan Wright

Megan is a skilled genealogist specializing in immigration from western European countries to the United States. She has a bachelor’s degree in History and has conducted research for several episodes of the TV show Who Do You Think You Are?.

Michael Miller

Michael brings a decade of research experience and a background as a researcher and producer of Who Do You Think You Are? to the ProGenealogists team.  With a master’s degree in history, he specializes in the 19th and 20th century United States.

Nathan Murphy

Nathan Murphy grew up in Kentucky, inheriting his father’s passion for genealogy at a young age. Southern United States, colonial immigration, and English research are his specialties. In 2016, he was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists.

Neil Holden

Neil is a native of Sussex, England and an expert in the social history and geography of England in the 19th century. He has authored several family histories and has been a lead researcher for episodes of Who Do You Think You Are?.

Paul A. Schmidt

Paul has worked in the genealogical field for more than 20 years. He was an archivist at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. for years, mostly in the Office of Presidential Libraries, where he worked with the Nixon Presidential Materials Project and helped...

Paul K. Graham

Paul is an award winning genealogist with over 10 years of experience. He is the author of multiple books related to Georgia genealogy and records and worked on research for Who Do You Think You Are? episodes from 2012-2014.

Quentin Burrows

Quentin specializes in Irish-American Genealogy. He has a BA degree in Communications from Northern Illinois University and a JD degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. Quentin was a former instructor in history at East-West University, Chicago, Illinois. He...

Scott Alley

A specialist in Italian and immigration research, Scott gained a fondness for genealogy and history from his grandparents. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Utah, which helped him develop the skills he needs to analyze documents. 

Sherry Lindsay

Sherry is a Certified Genealogist specializing in United States research, particularly in Southern and Midwestern states. She loves helping others learn about their own family history.

Sherry Stevens

Sherry has researched, written and lectured on genealogy for over 30 years. A descendant of Danish immigrants, her specialty is Scandinavia and the United States, as well as immigration.

Stephanie LeVeque

Stephanie is American by birth, Mexican by marriage, and Mediterranean by heritage, heart, and soul. She brings two decades of intense passion and experience to her role as a research manager specializing in Latin American and southern European research. As a dual U.S....

Tracy Zappala

Tracy Zappala, who specializes in Southern United States and African American Genealogy, has experience in teaching and research that spans 20 years. Tracy has worked in Family History Centers in Los Angeles, Oregon, and Utah and is an Accredited Genealogist in...

Ursula Krause

Ursula is a native German, working remote from Berlin, Germany. She grew up with family stories being told and one day started following them up, finding traces of her family back until the 1400’s.


Virginia McAlister

Virginia has studied and taught history and genealogy throughout her life. She believes that nothing is more interesting than personal and family histories, and loves helping others learn about their roots.