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As a child, I enjoyed watching sleuths solve mysteries on shows such as Perry Mason; Murder, She Wrote; and, In the Heat of the Night. Later in life, as I went through boxes of family photos and heirlooms I had inherited, the bug bit me. I decided to do some sleuthing of my own; I wanted to find out more about the people in the pictures and letters. That was fourteen years ago and I still have the bug. Like many of you, my ancestry is diverse. I have ancestors from Germany, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, France, Sweden, and Wales. Though my focus is German-American family history research and local history, I am knowledgeable in several other areas of genealogy.

Thank you for visiting. My name is LeeAnn McNabb. I am a family historian and local history researcher. I want to share my enthusiasm for family history research and help you on your journey. I offer genealogy workshops to libraries, conferences, and historical/genealogical societies. I can do research for you or advise you as you delight in the search yourself. No project is too big or small. Let me know how I can help expand your family tree!

 About Me

My love of solving family history mysteries led me to change my career path in 2006, taking a job in one of the top ten genealogy libraries in the United States - the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. In 2008, I returned to school to obtain a Certificate in German-American studies and later, in 2010, to work towards a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have attended numerous conferences (including Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society, and Ohio Genealogical Society conferences) to increase my knowledge and expand my research skills. From 2009-2014 , I was asked to be an expert in German-American genealogy and Old German Script at a "Day With The Experts" at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH). Since 2010, I have been the Genealogy Contact Person for the German Heritage Museum. While at Kent State University, I volunteered for the Ohio Genealogical Society Library in Belleville, Ohio, answering research requests. In 2011 , I was awarded the Erick Kurz Memorial Award for Excellence in German-American Studies. I am currently working on my certification as a professional genealogist.

My specialties are:

  • Church Records Research
  • French-language Records
  • German Genealogy
  • German-American Genealogy
  • German-American History
  • German-language Records
  • Indiana Genealogy
  • Irish Genealogy
  • Irish-American Genealogy
  • Kentucky Genealogy
  • Ohio Genealogy
  • Old German Script
  • Online Genealogy

I would love to help you on your family history journey. To learn more about my qualifications, please visit the resume page on this website . I will respond to all enquiries as soon as possible. You can contact us via phone at (513) 399-7843 or email.