“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage — to know who we are and where we came from.” -Alex Haley

Welcome to Tobias History Research. We specialize in North American family and community history research. Whether you’re just beginning your search or seeking more detailed information, we’re excited to help you discover your place in the past. We love a good history mystery! Some of our favorite research areas include (but are not limited to) families that settled in the Upper Midwest, Scotch-Irish and German ancestry, military records, and 19th and early 20th century immigration.

Why learn about your past? To discover family who may have been lost to history and forgotten by their descendants for generations. We honor them by illuminating the details of their lives and reconnecting them to the present. Know your history to better know yourself.

In addition to family and community history research, we’re happy to assist with the following:

  • Archives and public records research
  • Archival assessment and planning
  • Corporate history research and writing
  • Digitization consultation
  • Heir search/forensic genealogy
  • Working with DNA genealogy services (23 & Me)
  • Personal archives organization and preservation
  • Prospect research

Let us help you tell your story!