Rich Roots Genealogy provides various research services, including in-depth genealogical research and analysis, quick document pulls, research consultation, and everything in between, based on the needs of the client. Rich utilizes resources both on-site and online in his research. Names and dates are important, yes, but Rich believes that your ancestors have a story to tell, and so makes use of every record available to him to fill in the history of your ancestors.


Rich can help with difficult research problems, finding ancestral origins, starting from scratch, or somewhere in-between. Rich Roots Genealogy provides complex research analyses or can focus in on one line or one specific ancestor. Contact Rich today to find out how he can aid you in your search. A minimum of 10 hours is requested for research projects. For all research projects, Rich Roots Genealogy requires that all research done previously be shared so as not to repeat research. Rich loves brick walls and treats every family as his own. 


Are you a budding genealogist, but need some extra help? Rich Roots Genealogy provides research consultation in-person, over the phone, or online, to provide you with next steps and to help construct a research plan. 

Document pulls & Record Searches

Mainly from Pittsburgh-area repositories (like the Allegheny County Courthouse or the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh), as well as from the New Jersey State Archives, The National Archives in Washington, D. C., or the New York City Municipal Archives. Rich Roots Genealogy offers document pulls for those who are in need of just a document or two from such repositories, and already have an idea of the timeframe. For instance, such searches could include records like a grandmother's NJ birth record from 1912, a second cousin's NYC marriage record from around 1925, or a great-grandfather's will and estate files from Pittsburgh in 1925.


Rich is available to research at the following repositories:

  • Pittsburgh area repositories (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center, Archives Service Center at the University of Pittsburgh)
  • Western Pennsylvania county courthouses
  • New Jersey State Archives & Library
  • New York City area repositories (Municipal Archives, National Archives, City Hall)
  • New Jersey county courthouses
  • Philadelphia area repositories (National Archives, City Archives, City Hall & Marriage License Bureau)
  • Family History Library (Salt Lake City)
  • National Archives (Washington, D.C.)
  • Dublin repositories (National Archives of Ireland, Valuation Office Ireland, General Register Office of Ireland)

need assistance?

Want to know more about hiring a professional genealogist? See The Association of Professional Genealogist's Guide to Hiring a Professional.

Or contact Rich directly for specific answers to your questions.



Rich abides by the standards as put forth in the Board for Certification of Genealogists' Code of Ethics and Conduct and the Association of Professional Genealogists' Code of Ethics.