Ray Palmer Research


Ray Palmer Research

W. Raymond Palmer, Ph.D

Ray Palmer Research offers on-site genealogical and historical research on a for hire basis in eastern New York State and western New England.  If you are researching your family tree and have a brick-wall problem that needs to be solved, I  can help.  Whether you require simple record searching or in-depth research I can help you find information relating to your ancestors.  I am able to conduct family history research at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  This repository has significant holdings in Berkshire County, Massachusetts as well as New England in general.  The New York State Archives as well as local and county historical societies in eastern New York State are also accessible to me.  I am also willing to photograph headstones in area cemeteries.  Western Massachusetts and eastern New York state:  Probate records, Land records, Census records, and some Church and Military records are at my disposal.


I also conduct simple and in-depth historical research at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.  I am familiar with many of the collections held there.  If you are an historian requiring background research, I can help.  Several excellent academic libraries are nearby, including Yale.