While our society is unable to provide research services to members or the general public, we suggest that you review the FamilySearch Wiki for Kentucky to see if the records you are looking for exist for your time and place. We also provide a list of our members who are professional genealogists.

Looking for a Paid Family Researcher?

This Directory of Member Genealogy Researchers is provided as a service for those who wish to hire someone to assist with research.

All names and information were submitted by the professional researchers who wish to publicize their services here. We make no claim as to the accuracy of the information or the quality of the research offered. We do not endorse the researchers on the list or receive compensation for including them on the list. We make the list available as a service.

Hiring a Professional

We recommend you interview one or more candidates to see which researcher will best meet your needs. Individuals who hire a researcher from this list are solely responsible for making all arrangements directly with the researcher and paying all fees and expenses charged and/or negotiated by the researcher. We do not provide financial support for travel, fees, or any other expense related to agreements between individuals and researchers.

For tips and best practices on hiring a professional researcher, we suggest you read the following linked article titled, How to Hire a Professional Genealogist on the website of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

List of Professional Kentucky Genealogists

Cynthia Maharrey


Cynthia Maharrey is a professional genealogist specializing in deed, tax list, will, court and vital records research. Her wheelhouses include the late 18th through the early-20th centuries, with emphases on the state of Kentucky and African American research. A graduate of Berea College, she also holds a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and is a certified Kentucky Community Scholar. Cynthia serves on the board of the Kentucky Genealogical Society and is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky, the Florida State Genealogical Society, the Greenbrier County (WV) Historical Society and the Monroe County (WV) Historical Society.

Denyce Peyton

Discovery Paths to Family History
Research any region in Kentucky, using Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Archives and county courthouses as primary onsite search locations, augmented by online digital records. Focus areas of research are 19th and 20th century and African American research, including tri-state area of Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and some southeast states. Twenty year’s experience researching, evaluating and analyzing records, preparing research plans and detailed research reports with full source citations. Member of Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogy Society.

Cohen Swiney

CS Genealogy Services, LLC

My focus is primarily in central, north-central, eastern, and south-eastern Kentucky. Services range from a straight-forward look-up for a particular document to the more involved family history research project with source cited reporting available, all based on what the client desires.

Leslie Nash Huber

Pioneer Trails Research

Pioneer Trails Research has been assisting others with History and Genealogical Research since 1985. I have 2 years of college work and am graduate of NGS home study course.  I started in Fayette County, answering the mail received by the County Clerk. I was the Historian for Old Union Christian Church in Lexington.  I co-authored the History of Old Union and transcribed the Old Union Cemetery along with the help of a boy scout doing an Eagle Scout project.  I am a lifetime member of KGS.  I have subscriptions to and I will use the KY Historical Society, KY Library and Archives, court house records, county Historical Societies and any other sources available to assist you. I will do research in most Kentucky Counties, but the nearest to me are, Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Shelby and Franklin.

Roseann Hogan, Ph.D.

Ancestry Research Services


Kentucky Ancestry author and Ancestry, Inc. research columnist. Responsible for setting up first Kentucky statewide vital records online. Statewide research in all Kentucky time frames from early to modern for 25 years. Areas of expertise include difficult to solve problems and early Kentucky. Custom reports, family history books and charts. Fluent or reading knowledge in all European languages and Latin. Research also available at LDS archives in Salt Lake City.

If you are a member of the Kentucky Genealogical Society and would like to be included in this directory, please use the Contact Us form to make us aware.

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