About

 
headshot150Carla Cegielski is a full-time family history researcher specializing in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia research. She has been providing professional research services to attorneys, historians, genealogists, hobbyists, and others since 2007.

Carla is past-president of both of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Lake County (OH) Genealogical Society. She volunteers as a grader for the National Genealogical Society’s American Genealogy Home Study Course and as a coordinator for the ProGen Study Group.

After retiring from teaching at a local business college, Carla began lecturing on various genealogical topics. She is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, libraries and conferences.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Science degree in Library Science from Simmons College in Boston
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Volunteer Field Genealogy (2008)
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogy Consultant (2009)
  • ProGen Study Group (2010)
  • National Institute on Genealogical Research. (National Archives) (2011)
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Advanced Research Methods (2012)
  • National Genealogical Society. American Genealogy: Home Study Course (2013)
  • Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Samford University). Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis (2013)
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Your Immigrant Ancestors’ Stories (2013)
  • Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Samford University). Virginia: Her Records and Her Laws (2014)
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Law School for Genealogists (2014)
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Advanced Evidence Practicum (2015)
  • Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Samford University). Writing & Publishing for Genealogists (2015)
  • Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Samford University). Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Government Documents (2016)
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. From Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments (2016)
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Advanced Evidence Practicum. You be the Judge: A Practicum Using Standards to Evaluate Genealogical Work (2017)
  • Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Georgia Genealogical Society, Athens, GA). Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNA (2017)
  • Attends at least one national and one state conference per year as well as many local and regional conferences

Genealogical and Professional Society Memberships

  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Genealogical Speakers Guild
  • Great Lakes Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Lake County Genealogical Society
  • Maine Historical Society
  • National Genealogical Society
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Utah Genealogical Association
  • Virginia Genealogical Society
  • Western Reserve Historical Society