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Cyndi's List listing of Professionals, Volunteers & Other Research Services

Visit the Genealogical Forum of Oregon's page of  Members Who Do Genealogical Research.

NOTE: This list is provided as a service to the researching community. I have not used these resources listed below, and make no claims as to the validity of their work. I am merely listing them as an option for some researchers. All transactions between you and the professional researchers listed below are between you and the researcher.

If you would like to be listed on this page, please email Jan Bony

Gregory Toftdahl
1274 T Street
Springfield OR 97477-2423

Areas of speciality:
Oregon Newspapers
General Oregon Research
Lane County
All research fully documented. Please send inquiry for estimate. Service is prompt and reasonable.

Researching on a parttime basis since 1987.

Member of:
Association of Professional Genealogists
Genealogical Council of Oregon
Oregon Genealogical Society
Lane County Historical Society

Research, specializing in Oregon and Idaho Jewish families:

Daniel Froehlich
634 SW 7th St
Corvallis, OR 97333

Connie Lenzen, CG. Author of "The Oregon Guide to Genealogical Sources." On-site work in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas County libraries, courthouses, cemeteries, etc.

Connie Lenzen, CG
10411 SW 41st Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-6984
Phone: 503-810-4327

Lona P. Downing, CG
P. O. Box 58
Lakeside, OR
(541) 759-3653
FAX (541) 759-3653

Author, editor, indexer, and researcher. Clients accepted on a limited basis.

Marsha Bradley

Difficult - hard to find - I'm your gal. Census records, obituaries, vital records, etc. I'm not a professional, but have years of history and just love to help. Marsha Bradley -

I would like to add my name to your page of Professional Researchers. I live a half hour out of Washington DC and have access to the Federal Census for ALL states.

Linda Herman
1504 Birdwood Crt
Crofton MD 21114
(301) 261-0719

Research of Federal Census for ALL states
Live 1/2 out of Washington DC
$30.00 hr includes travel time

Leslie Brinkley Lawson
Lawson Research
5180 SW 198th Avenue
Aloha, OR 97007-2964

Professional Genealogist specializing in forensic genealogy, to many known as missing heir research. Leslie also gives lectures and teaches classes; can help with the creation of a family reunion; and travel throughout the Northwest.

On-site work can be done easily in the tri-county area of Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties.  Within this area Leslie can visit libraries, courthouses, genealogical societies, etc.

Member of:
Association of Professional Genealogists-Treasurer Oregon Chapter
National Genealogical Society
Genealogical Forum of Oregon-Education Chair
Genealogical Council of Oregon-Past President

Susan Farrell Bankhead, M.A.

Areas of specialty: Oregon and Washington

Member of: Association of Professional Genealogists and Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc. (First Vice-President and Education Chair, 2001-2003).

Biography: Professional historian, Site Coordinator of the Bybee Howell Historic Site (Oregon Historical Society, Genealogy Instructor (Portland Community College).

Special Services: all aspects of genealogical research and family history book writing/editing; translations of French and "colonial" English; Family Heirloom preservation services

I have roots in Oregon (born and raised), and presently live in Washington.  Although my credentials list southern states, I also have experience researching in Oregon for my Pioneer ancestors.  Please e-mail me for references.  I also live near the LDS Family History Library and regularly do lookups for other researchers.  Please go to my website for more information. Thanks


Connie Barnum

841 Black Hawk
Payson, UT 84651

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