Local Independent Researchers

The Center for Archival Collections staff can assist with most reference queries. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to Ask An Archivist about your research needs. CAC staff will help determine whether your request requires an independent researcher based on the nature and complexity of your needs.

The CAC has identified the following* local independent researchers and students familiar with our collections, who may be hired to perform research for a fee.

Inclusion on this list should not be seen as an endorsement of the quality of a researcher's work. It is up to the patron to determine whether a researcher's qualifications will meet their needs. All arrangements made are between the patron and the independent researcher. The CAC will not be responsible for arrangements made by patrons with independent researchers.

*Researchers are listed in alphabetical order.

Haley Hoffman

Research Specialties: Great Lakes, Local History, Local Government Records
Email: haleynh@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 707-7132

Ryan Parker

Research Specialties: Genealogy, Civil War
Email: rdparke@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 956-1645

Abigail Walters

Email: aholtho@bgsu.edu
Website

CMS Research & Genealogy

Research Specialties: U.S. records research, including federal, state, county and city, German Lutheran Immigrants to America, Available for NW Ohio, SE Michigan, and NE Indiana field research.
Email: general@cmsgenealogy.net
Phone: (646) 670-6456
Website


If you are interested in being included on this list of local independent researchers or would like to be removed from the list, please contact the Reference Archivist for more information.