Meryl Schumacker, CG®
Meryl Schumacker is a Board-certified genealogist in Manhattan. Meryl's work focuses on New York City-area and Westchester County families from the 17th century to the 20th century. She also helps clients discover their Jewish and African-American ancestry. Meryl frequently uses DNA evidence in her work, in combination with traditional methods, to help clients locate their ancestors.
Meryl earned the Board for Certification of Genealogists’ Certified Genealogist® credential in 2018. She completed continuing education in methodology and advanced genetic genealogy through Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate Program, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). In 2017, Meryl was awarded the Walter Lee Sheppard Jr. Prize (BCG/IGHR) and the Association of Professional Genealogists’ Young Professional Scholarship. She serves on the editorial staff for Onboard, published quarterly by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
Meryl is an alumna of Carleton College. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the National Genealogical Society (NGS), and the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B).