Meryl Schumacker, Certified Genealogist®
Meryl Schumacker is a Board-certified professional genealogist in Manhattan. Meryl specializes in New York City genealogy from the 17th century to the 20th century, and Jewish genealogy in the United States and Europe. She also helps clients discover their ancestry using DNA evidence, in combination with traditional methods.
Formerly the genealogist for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Meryl has compiled multigenerational family histories and located elusive ancestors for private clients, non-profit institutions, and corporations. Her work has been published in the peer-reviewed journal, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, as well as NGS Magazine, the APG Quarterly, NGS Monthly, and the New York Researcher.
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).