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Legal Kinship Research Team
Catherine Becker Wiest Desmarais - Certified Genealogist® and Owner
Catherine coordinates kinship research to assist attorneys with probate and realty cases and to support the US Army’s repatriation efforts. Read more about Catherine here.
Linda M. Hunter - Forensic Genealogist / Research Manager
Debra Koehler - Forensic Genealogist / Administration
Repatriation Kinship Research Team
Ruy A. Cardoso - Certified Genealogist®
Mark A. Wentling, MLS - Certified Genealogist
Craig Roberts Scott, FUGA - Certified Genealogist®
Amber Goodpaster Tauscher
Amber’s quest to reconnect with relatives lost to time began in 1996. An Arizona resident, she specializes in military repatriation cases and other legal matters. Amber has served in a variety of genealogical leadership positions and teaches at institutes and conferences.
Asa K. Gage
Asa of Woodstock, Georgia, is a retired management consultant and Vietnam veteran. With a degree in American history, Asa has more than 30 years genealogical experience and holds a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.
Claire M. Varrieur
Claire of Massachusetts, has researched the families of nearly 300 WWII soldiers since 2018. She earned a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and has more than 25 years of genealogical research experience.
Laurie Sleeper, JD
Laurie, a former attorney, became a professional genealogist in 2013 after researching her family for 40+ years. She solved many forensic genealogy cases prior to focusing on military repatriation work in 2019. Laurie lives in Colorado.
Jenny Rizzo Irwin - Certified Genealogist®
Jacqueline, a CPM-retired, holds certificates in Forensic Genealogy from the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Following a career in healthcare, she specializes in reconstructing family lines for legal and military repatriation cases.