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Professional Researchers List

​​The following individuals, who will perform research in Kentucky records for a fee, have requested that their names be placed on this list. When corresponding with one of these researchers enclose a legal size, self-addressed, stamped envelope. The staff of the Archival Services Branch does not recommend or discuss qualifications of these individuals. Research specialties are noted when available.


Naomi Prater Bailey

426 Powhatan Trail

Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1624


(Statewide Kentucky research)


Melissa Barker

584 Hwy 49

Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee 37178


(Statewide Kentucky and Tennessee research)


Carolyn Wilson Dyer

143 Treetop Court

Georgetown, Kentucky 40324



(Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky)


Peggy Selby Galloway

P.O Box 2190

Danville, Kentucky 40423


(Adair, Boyle, Casey, Green, Lincoln & Mercer Counties, Kentucky)


Sandra K. Gorin
205 Clements Ave.
Glasgow, Kentucky  42141


Roseann Hogan, Ph.D
Ancestry Research Services
510.412.6300 voice
510.412.0416 fax
(Statewide Kentucky Research)


Jenny Holly

641 Cardinal Lane
Lexington, Kentucky 40503

(Statewide Kentucky research)


Leslie Nash Huber

1120 Lily Bloom Way

LaGrange, Kentucky 40031


(Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, Shelby and Trimble Counties, Kentucky)


 Josh Jenkins

11825 Blue February Way
Columbia, MD  21044


(Statewide Kentucky Research, DNA, Native American, Federal Records, Locates, Family Trees and more)


Christopher Jones

4903 Ferrer Way

Louisville, Kentucky 40291

(Specializing in Cumberland, Wayne, Knox, Pulaski, Russell and Barren counties in Kentucky and Tennessee statewide)


Anne H. Lee

622 Reed Drive

Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-4546


(Statewide Kentucky research)


Yolanda Campbell Lifter

1920 Eva Lane
Malabar, Florida 32950-3219

(Statewide Kentucky research)


Marcia McCartt

16 W. Elm Street

Monroe, Ohio  45050


(Statewide Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee research)


Karen Cotton McDaniel, PhD

PO Box 5364

Frankfort, Kentucky 40602-5364


(African American History, U.S. History, Women's History)​


Gail Jackson Miller, CG

425 Midcrest Drive

Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101


(Statewide Kentucky and Tennessee research)​


Karen King Miller

3345 Boston Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40503
(Statewide Kentucky research)


Philip Murphy

1499 Ferndale Road
Liberty, Kentucky 42539


(Statewide Kentucky research)


Denyce Peyton

P.O. Box 40894

Cincinnati, Ohio  45240-0894


(All counties in Kentucky; onsite research conducted regularly at Kentucky Dept for Libraries and Archives and Kentucky Historical Society)


Cheryl Proctor

570 Franklin St.

Corydon, Indiana 47112


(Jefferson, Grayson, Meade, and Hart Counties, Kentucky)


Vanessa Davis Short
118 Elaine Court
Elkton, Kentucky 42220
(270) 265-0547
(Christian, Logan & Todd Counties, Kentucky,Montgomery County, Tennessee, and
Twentieth Century Research)


Cohen Swiney
CS Genealogy Services, LLC
266 Bourbon Acres Road
Paris, Kentucky 40361
(Primarily Central and Eastern Kentucky)


Shelby A. Williams

1025 Lakeside Drive
Lancaster, Kentucky 40444-8941

(Statewide Kentucky research)


Bill Utterback, CG

P.O. Box 51796

Amarillo, Texas 79159-1796


(Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken Counties, Kentucky) 



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