I am a professional Genealogical Researcher specializing in genealogical data for the legal, banking and real estate professions.

With over twenty-five years of experience, I have worked on over 400 genealogies not only in the United States but also the United Kingdom, Ireland, Lithuania, Australia, South Africa, Poland, Germany and Canada.
To provide the most accurate results possible, I utilize a range of domestic and international government and private record holdings. These, in turn, offer direct access to census, vital records, directories, cemeteries, newspapers, court records, land records, and more. I have excellent working knowledge of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT, the General Register Office in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the Office of the Chief Archivist of Lithuania. My work is strictly confidential and very thorough.

Living in Connecticut, I am very familiar with local genealogical research, probate research, estate research and document research best practices, and I am a recognized figure in probate courts and town clerk offices statewide. Having conducted over 25 years of research here, I know how to deal with the peculiarities that exist here.
For example, there are eight counties in Connecticut, but probate, vital records and land records are not stored on the county level and very little of this information is online. Further, there are 169 municipalities and 54 probate courts. The probate courts do not follow the counties; they are more like individual franchises. Hence there can be a lot of running around unless specific information is known. And even then, each repository of information has its own rules and nuances to be followed. I know how to look for and find information regardless of where it may be stored.
Maintaining expertise in any field is a matter of on-going education, and I regularly attend seminars, webinars and classes presented by accredited institutions such as The Family History Library and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as the following genealogical organizations.
  • The Open University, England
  • Milton Keynes Heritage Association, England
    (Certificate in Forensic Psychology - Witness Investigation)
  • University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Scotland
    (Certificate in Genealogy)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
    (Certificate in Genealogy Basics)
  • American Institute of Applied Science, Syracuse, New York
    (Certificate in Forensic Science)
  • Fairfield University, Connecticut
    (Certificate in Title Searching)

Professional Affiliations

Association of Professional Genealogists
Connecticut Society of Genealogists
Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council
Connecticut Gravestone Network
Godfrey Memorial Library
New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists
Rhode Island Historical Society
The Public Record Retriever Network - Associate Member
Registered Genealogical Researcher with the State of Maine Vital Records Division

To search and restore the family tree

Contact me today for additional information, to request a no charge consultation, or for a list of professional references.

Glenn D. Gawkowski

Genealogical Researcher, LLC
52 Gates Farm Road, Suite B
Lebanon, CT 06249
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