Gail Rodgers McCormick
Michael G. McCormick
"It is my pleasure to highly recommend Gail McCormick for genealogical research. Gail proved herself repeatedly, discovering very old records from my line, most of which had yet to be digitized. It is unlikely I would have discovered these precious documents without Gail's experience and expertise. She knows where to concentrate her efforts for the best efficiency possible and is a master at properly recording source information and knowing what questions to ask. Her rates are very competitive and you will have no regrets, only delightful surprises. Take a leap of faith and contact Gail McCormick. You will do your family a great service for generations to come."
Michael Hamer, Oregon
Michael McCormick grew up in Dearborn, Michigan, near to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, where he found the living past to be intriguing. He holds the A.B. in History from the University of Michigan, with additional graduate study. McCormick began his career at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH, starting as a preservation technician on the US Newspaper Project and eventually rising to be Head of the Manuscripts Department. His specialty is photographic archives and library automation. He also wrote for the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, and professional journals. He currently serves as Reference Director at a Mid-Atlantic state archives.
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Bringing Your Past To The Present
Gail McCormick has pursued family history and genealogy for more than thirty years. Holding Masters degrees in both Library and Information Science and Public History from Kent State University (OH), she has extensive experience researching, writing, and teaching family and local history, and preserving and cataloging historic documents, photographs, and artifacts. Her personal family research has focused primarily on the Philadelphia metropolitan area and the mining regions of northeastern Pennsylvania, where her Welsh and English ancestors settled in the nineteenth century. As Director of the Research Library of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. for ten years, she researched, wrote, and lectured on family, building, and neighborhood history research. As Special Collections Librarian and Archivist at Goucher College, she directed student projects in archival research and preservation, and taught a semester course on family history to incoming freshmen.