Jersey Roots Genealogy is led by professional genealogist, Michelle Chubenko, who has 22 years experience in researching families in New Jersey, Maryland, southwest Virginia, and Oklahoma/Indian Territory.
JRG performs research utilizing statewide sources at the NJ State Archives and other local repositories for Northern & Central Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, and Union Counties).
Research projects include urban and immigrant research in 19th & 20th Century New Jersey.
has presented genealogical lectures to audiences on a local, county, state and national level (FGS 2008/Philadelphia) and also via online chat sessions.
Another exciting and wonderful experience for Michelle
was the research completed for the Brooke Shields' episode for NBC's show "Who Do You Think You Are?
which also led to the opportunity to appear in the actual filming of the episode which aired in April 2010.
She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, other local and ethnic genealogical societies and active in local history organizations.
In 2011, she
was appointed to the Middlesex County Heritage & Cultural Commission
In December 2013, she
became the co-coordinator for the Ukrainian Historical & Educational Center'sFamily History Group
She has also served as a Trustee of The Genealogical Society of New Jersey and Education Chairperson for the Monmouth County Genealogy Society.