Genealogy Research Services

I’m an experienced genealogical researcher based in central New Jersey. My own ancestry includes: early New England settlers (1630’s); late 19th century and early 20th century Irish, Scottish, and Italian immigrants; pre-Revolutionary War German immigrants in Pennsylvania; Quakers; and early Dutch settlers in New York.

I specialize in family history research in New Jersey and the Northeast. My research experience includes early New England records, colonial through 19th century eastern Pennsylvania records, 19th and 20th century immigration, and New York and New Jersey ancestry.

I am available for record retrievals at the NJ State Archives and other area repositories, and for family history research. For more information contact me at

Debbie Hadley

Repository Experience:

  • New Jersey State Archives (Trenton, NJ)
  • New Jersey State Library (Trenton, NJ)
  • National Archives and Record Administration (Washington, DC)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Library (Washington, DC)
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston, MA)
  • Allen County Genealogy Center (Fort Wayne, IN)
  • Rhode Island Historical Society (Providence, RI)
  • Providence City Archives (Providence, RI)
  • Providence Public Library (Providence, RI)
  • Rhode Island State Archives (Providence, RI)
  • Various county and city libraries
  • Various local historical and genealogical societies


  • ProGen Study Group (ongoing)
  • New England Regional Genealogical Consortium conference
  • GenProof Study Group (Mastering Genealogical Proof)
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Association for Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference
  • American Genealogical Studies: The Basics (NGS online course)
  • American Genealogical Studies: Guide to Citation (NGS online course)
  • Numerous local, regional, and online courses, including: the Maryland Genealogical Society Fall Seminar; the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania’s Family History Month series; the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research’s Professional Genealogy I course; and the NEHGS’ Writing and Publishing Your Family History course.


  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • National Genealogical Society
  • Genealogical Society of New Jersey
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Bucks County (PA) Genealogical Society
  • Central Jersey Genealogical Club
  • Monmouth County Historical Association

Lineage Society Memberships:

  • Welles Family Association (Descendants of CT Governor Thomas Welles)

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