About

Pittsburgh
It appears that the seed was planted when Laura was about eight years old: meeting her second-great grandparents at Rockdale Cemetery in Butler County, Pennsylvania.

Laura has been engaged in genealogical research for over 20 years. A native of New Jersey with deep Pennsylvania and German roots, she is a genealogical researcher, presenter, and volunteer. What began as an interest in her own family history, grew into research projects for friends and a local historical society. Her passion for understanding our family histories and sharing that with others has led to the creation of LCD Genealogy Services.

Laura enjoys collaborating with clients and helping them to understand their unique family history. She has expertise in exhaustive genealogical research and compiling detailed written reports, both of which are essential to expanding your family tree.

EDUCATION
  • Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research, May 2018
  • ProGen 40 – Study Group, 2019-2020
  • Syracuse University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and Master of Science in Counseling and Higher Education Administration
INSTITUTES, CONFERENCES & COURSES
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), July 2019 – Practical Genetic Genealogy
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), June 2019 – Irish Genealogy Research
  • New Jersey Family History Institute, September 2018 – Sources and Strategies for New Jersey Family History Research
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), June 2018 – From Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments
  • Czechoslovak Genealogy Society International Genealogical and Cultural Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – October 2017
  • National Genealogical Society, Home Study Course in American Genealogy – 2013-2017
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), July 2015 – Pennsylvania: Research in the Keystone State
  • National Genealogical Society Conference, Richmond, Virginia – May 2014
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), July 2013 – Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper
AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Association of Professional Genealogists – New Jersey Chapter, Treasurer
  • National Genealogical Society
  • Genealogical Society of New Jersey
  • Virginia Genealogy Society
  • Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
  • Monmouth County Genealogy Society
  • Metuchen-Edison Historical Society, Archives Volunteer
  • Boy Scouts of America, Genealogy Merit Badge Counselor

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