Google+ Services - Historical Research, Records, Archival, Tutoring, Presentations



Records including but not limited to:

  • City directories and census records
  • Maps, rare books, manuscripts, and blueprints
  • Vital records (including birth, death, marriage); Wills and inventories
  • Cemetery and church records
  • Military records, land records, court documents
  • Immigration and naturalization records
  • Medical records
  • Newspaper and journalistic periodicals

Repositories include but not limited to:

  • Local and state archives
  • Public and university libraries and archives
  • Government centers, churches, and company libraries and archives
  • Repositories in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and surrounding region

Digital research includes and is not limited to:

  • Ancestry
  • Fold3
  • FamilySearch
  • Digitized finding aids, collections and records on libraries and archives’ websites


  • Conduct genealogy classes
  • Presentations include multiple topics on St. Louis history


  • Middle school, high school, and introductory college history courses


  • Will assist you in archiving your personal or your company’s historic documents and ephemera
  • Organization of material
  • Storage with archivally safe and acid free files, boxes, etc.
  • Cataloging of the collection

Check out Elizabeth’s article for a closer look at the archiving process in a local church:

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Testimonials from Customers

“I connected with Elizabeth Terry through the website for the National Archives.  I discovered her name on their list of independent researchers available for hire.   I was looking for U.S. Military records that are archived at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis.  These records are only viewable in person and by appointment.  Because the Archives does not accept written requests for these documents, time and distance made it very difficult for me to retrieve them on my own.  I first contacted another researcher to perform this work on my behalf, but that individual was not willing to speak with me on the phone.  I then contacted Elizabeth Terry.  From start to finish, my interactions with Elizabeth have been good.   She was delightful to speak with on the phone, she was interested in my project, she knew the process for obtaining the records, and she had the skills and experience required to perform the research.  She retrieved the records for me quickly, and she mailed them to me immediately.  Her price was fair and her communication by e-mail was excellent.  I would highly recommend Elizabeth Terry to anyone looking for a researcher.  You won’t be disappointed!

Karen Berkey Huntsberger

Author – Waiting for Peace

“I needed research help to fill a four year void in my latest biography of a Civil War general.  Elizabeth provided me with a wealth of data, so much that I added an extra chapter. I couldn’t be more pleased.”

Samel J. Martin
Author – Southern Hero: Matthew Calbraith Butler

“Last night was the last of the four genealogy classes at your church. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the class. We want to thank you for the extraordinary efforts of your archivist, Elizabeth Terry. She was so thoughtful, patient, and informative. Thank you!”

William and Suzanne Meiner

“My husband, Cecil, and I just completed Elizabeth Terry’s Genealogy 101 course. Elizabeth is vivacious in her presentation and taught us how to research in a manner that will bring our past generations to life. By the fourth and final class, all of us students spoke of our ancestors as though they were still living because we are gradually putting the “meat on the bones” as Elizabeth emphasizes; they become living persons to us, not just entries on a family tree. Elizabeth and Salem provided us with something we will be able to enjoy for the rest of our lives.”

Cecil and Dee Robertson