Research Services

Lois no longer accepts research projects for clients.

She does, however, perform coaching for clients who wish to do their own research in one of her areas of specialty, which include

  • Upper Midwest research. Lois is experienced in researching at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as Wisconsin repositories, including the Wisconsin Historical Society, and northern Iowa counties.
  • Pennsylvania research. Lois’ ancestors are from northeastern Pennsylvania; she learned about genealogy researching this area. She completed the GRIP‘s Genealogical Research in the Keystone State in 2015 and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania‘s Researching Family in Pennsylvania course in 2017. She travels annually to Pennsylvania to conduct county-level research.
  • English research. Lois completed Paul Milner’s English research course at IGHR in 2012 and was a co-founder of the Minnesota Genealogical Society’s English-Welsh Interest Group. She subscribes to the leading genealogy websites for English research and has researched Yorkshire and Cornish families.
  • Lineage society research. Lois is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and has documented two Mayflower lineages, one for her membership in the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Minnesota, and one for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. As an experienced lineage society registrar, Lois can coach you while you discover and document your lineages too.
  • DNA research. Lois has tested with Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA, 23andMe, and LivingDNA, and has used autosomal DNA test results, in connection with documentary research, to solve several genealogical problems. She administers the Abromaitis/Abromitis DNA project at Family Tree DNA, was a founding member of the MGS DNA Interest Group, and is a speaker on DNA topics.

If you’d like Lois to coach you, email for a description of Lois’ coaching services. To make the most of working together, gather the details of the individual(s) you want to research, along with a description of the work you’ve already done, the sources you’ve already consulted, and what you need help with.