California Genealogical Researchers

The following individuals are in California and will do genealogical research for the public for a fee. This list is given only as a free service to net genealogists. The California Pioneer Project and its creators claim no responsibility for any contract established between you and one of these researchers. It is YOUR responsibility to ascertain the compentency of any researcher and to determine the validity of the research.

The California History Room of the California State Library located in Sacramento, California, has a list of California Researchers. These researchers will conduct searching and copying in the California History Room for a fee. The Library cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy or completeness of the work the free lance researchers do. They are not employees of the State of California and are on the list simply because they asked to be there.

Jennifer Eynon
All California research
(916) 949-8051
10823 Paiute Way
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Specialties: Birth Family, California Indian and Probate Records.

Mr. Jim W. Faulkinbury (CGRS)
Post Office Box 60727
Sacramento, California 95860
(916) 481-1747
SPECIALTY: Genealogy
Jim W. Faulkinbury's San Francisco Call Database

Debbie Kanzler
3109 Leatha Way
Sacramento, California 95821
(916) 489-7118 SPECIALTY: Genealogy, history and general research.

Lorraine M. Lineer
1230 42nd Avenue
Sacramento, California 95822
(916) 421- 2888
SPECIALTY: California genealogy and history.

Mae Owen
Post Office Box 841
Roseville, California 95678
SPECIALTY: Genealogy, death & marriage indexes obituaries, Placer County research.

Margaret E. Posehn
Post Office Box 1099
North Highlands, California 95660
(916) 332-6077
SPECIALTY: California genealogy, birth, marriage divorce, death indexes, probate, soundex/census searches, obituaries/ death notices, city directories, all U.S. census searches.

Nancy Ehlers
Post Office Box 189605
Sacramento, California 95818
(916) 456- 2224
SPECIALTY: Family history research, All U.S. census (in San Bruno): CA genealogy.

Mel D. Lane
2532 52nd Street
Sacramento, California 95817
(916) 457-4527
SPECIALTY: Aviation history and aerospace research

Les Mangum
9328 Twin Lakes Avenue
Orangevale, California 95662
(916) 988-4334
SPECIALTY: U.S. Genealogy

Catherine Oates
Specialties: Family history research. Near National Archives in San Bruno and Sutro Library. Master's degree from Stanford.

Judith Persin
3018 Kadema Drive
Sacramento, California 95864
(916) 485-7258
SPECIALTY: Jewish genealogy and Northern California research.

Vikki Schummer
Research Unlimited
Post Office Box 1461
Roseville, California 95661
(916) 784-2711
SPECIALTY: California genealogy, death and marriage index, vital statistics, city directories phone books, newspapers.

Mary Inglis Sims
P.O. Box 19741,
Sacramento, CA 95819-0741
FAX 916-457-1720
Web Page : Specializing in all areas of California research including indexes for death, marriage, divorce, voter, early SF passenger lists, property owners, Social Security death index. Also nationwide phone/addresses,and much more.

Winifred G. Wachtel
7927 Bonny Downs Way
Elk Grove, California 95758
(916) 684-7509
FAX (916) 683-2751
SPECIALTY: California genealogy


Chris Rynhart
7012 Timber Trail Loop
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Chris Rynhart
35 years of Genealogy research – California research, newspapers, obituaries, city directories, vital records, all US census records, N. Cal. Cemetery photos – competitive research fees

Junel Davidsen
The Family Record
P. O. Box 10816
Salinas CA 93912
Junel Davidsen
Primary area of research is Monterey County courthouses, libraries and record repositories but can also visit San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and other bay area counties. Junel is an heir finder registered with the State of California Controller’s office and is a Certified Genealogist.

Charles Herbert
AAA Northern California Family History Research
Specialty: The nine Bay area County records and Pre-1906
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire problems.
His web page can be viewed at:

Melinda Shackleford Kashuba, Ph.D
P. O. Box 492525
Redding, California 96049-2525
(530) 246-152515 Raposa
voice mail/pager: (714) 488-4709
specialties: all of California, missing heir searches, obituaries, minutes from National Archives at Laguna Niguel

Ted Gostin
P. O. Box 56321
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-1321
(818) 501-5852 (voice & fax)
Ted Gostin
Specialities: Southern California research, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties; Jewish genealogy.


Leslie Stewart Andalman
107 Prospect Street
Nevada City, California 95959
(916) 478-0840 Phone and FAX Number

If you are an Californian Researcher and would like to add your name to this listing, please email Steve Williams at Steve Williams. Please include your name, snail mail address, and any research location restrictions.

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