Hire Jonathan

Jonathan Medford is a genealogist with 17+ years experience in family history research. His geographical area of expertise is North Carolina. He has done extensive research in the western part of the state, particularly the counties of Rutherford, Caldwell, Burke, Iredell, Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Haywood, Swain, McDowell and Rowan.

He lives in the Eastern, NC with easy access to the counties of Columbus, Bladen, Brunswick, Robeson, Cumberland, Duplin, Pender and New Hanover. He is also close to the SC counties of Dillon, Marion and Horry. He also travels quite often to the State Archives in Raleigh.

He is author of the Them Medfords Blog (http://themmedfords.wordpress.org) which is home to the John Logan (1775-1841) Digital Archive project which profiles the lives of many Rutherford and Cleveland County, NC families tied to the personal documents of John Logan and his son John W. Logan.

Jonathan is also the administrator of the Medford Y-DNA project which can be found at www.medfordgenetics.com.

Genealogy Services:

Build a family tree—an open-ended project in which I research as far back on as many branches in as much depth as you allow time for within your allotted budget.

Individual biographies—I investigate the in-depth story of an individual’s life using the time allotted within your budget.

Brick walls—I focus my research and expertise on investigating a specific genealogical problem you need help on.

Research strategies—I work with you to develop a plan for research that you will then undertake or through which I coach you.

DNA testing and consultation—I help you select and take the right genealogical DNA test for your needs and/or help you interpret your results.


$30/hour (agreed upon block of hours).


  • 10 Hours: $300
  • 25 Hours: $750
  • 40 Hours: $1200

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