Mary and Sheila celebrate 12 years of fun and learning while working together as co-Presidents of Midwest Ancestor Research. Over the years, we’ve worked closely as a team on fascinating research for our many clients. Now our careers are evolving as in 2016 we embark on new, but separate, paths with individual businesses. We are still dedicated sisters and committed genealogists. We will continue to collaborate on some research, and each may refer you to the other sister as best fits your research needs.

We look forward to helping you with your Family History Research.

Please use the links below to contact one or both of us for genealogy research assistance and estimates.

Sheila Northrop photoheila Northrop is now the President of Sheila is leveraging her many years of experience and specializing in European and North American genealogy. She can also be contacted for classes/speeches. You will find more information, including rates and a list of speaking topics, on Sheila’s new website:

Mary Wickersham photoMary Wickersham performs genealogical research and gives lectures on several family history topics. Popular lectures are researching online and offline.
Mary volunteers with the Minnesota Genealogical Society & the Irish Genealogical Society International.

Please take a look at the records of our great-grandfather Albert B. Page, the first supervisor of St. Mary's Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota:
St. Mary's Cemetery, Minneapolis, records - 1874 - 1894