Meryl Schumacker

Behind We Go Way Back LLC is Meryl Schumacker, an award-winning genealogist in New York City. Meryl's work focuses on New York City and Westchester County families from the 17th-20th centuries. She also researches, speaks, and writes about Jewish genealogy, African-American genealogy, genetic genealogy (DNA), and "off the beaten path" collections.

She earned her Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and completed continuing education at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) in Athens, Georgia, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). In 2017, Meryl received the Young Professional Scholarship from the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Scholarship from the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies. She also received the Walter Lee Sheppard Jr. Prize in recognition of her work at IGHR.

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).

Follow Meryl on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and her blog. Check out Talks & Text for a list of lecture topics and past publications. To make an appointment with Meryl for one-on-one assistance with your family history research, schedule online via her e-booking site.