Gerald “Jerry” Smith, CGSM is a professional genealogist who specializes in Pennsylvania families prior to 1900. He has authored a number of books and journal articles and has several ongoing publication projects.
Jerry researches regularly at a number of Pennsylvania and Maryland repositories as well as the New England Historic Genealogical Society. He is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, New England Historic Genealogical Society. He is also a member of a number of local Pennsylvania genealogical associations and a life member of the Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Historical Society.
Recent client work includes research and lineage society application preparation for a Pennsylvania Revolutionary War ancestor; a colonial Baltimore lineage; determining the prior residence of a Vermont Revolutionary War soldier; locating an ancestral land tract; connected tract map construction; proof of service for a West Virginia Revolutionary War soldier; and tracking the migration of a Pennsylvania family to Greene County, Ohio, and on to Fayette County, Indiana.
In addition to genealogical research, other services include camera-ready genealogical manuscript preparation, indexing, and related pre-publication tasks for genealogists.