Association of Professional Genealogist
Board for Certification of Genealogists

Cheryl with her 4th Great-grandfather's tombstone. Fredericksburg West Cemetery (Wayne County, Ohio; west town limit on Harrison Road in Section 24, Township 14, Range 13), Edward Martin marker; photograph by Larry Knox, 2006.


The Past Lane, a genealogy research service, is based in Wayne County, Ohio a county on a migration route from Pennsylvania westward. Some people chose to stay in Wayne County, others stayed for awhile and then moved on. The main focus of my research is in Wayne County and the counties surrounding Wayne, namely Ashland, Holmes, Medina, Stark and Summit Counties. I will travel to other Ohio counties as the need arises.

If you have roots that stopped and stayed in the area for several generations or just for awhile, then I can assist you in finding their births, deaths and marriages plus other bits and pieces about their lives.

To start your research, talk to your family and work your way back, one generation at a time. Once you get to the point where you need answers and research done outside of the family, then contact me and let me help.


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  • Specific Record Look-Up
  • Lineage Society Paperwork
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