Professional Researchers

The San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society maintains a list of independent genealogical researchers who are able to conduct research locally, statewide, nationwide, and worldwide (please see below). SLOCGS assumes no responsibility for the work of these researchers, and inclusion here does not constitute an endorsement. Any agreement reached with one of these researchers is a personal contract between two private parties and does not involve the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society.

Researchers vary with respect to credentials, experience, rates, and services. You may wish to visit the Association of Professional Genealogists website for pointers on hiring a professional researcher.

Sheila Benedict

Sheila Benedict, President, APG Writer’s SIG 2023

Benedict Research Services
Forensic and Family History Research
PO Box 365, Solvang, CA 93464-0365 USA

A professional genealogist for more than thirty years, I am currently focusing on forensic genealogy and assisting attorneys and others with genealogical research.

I can be of assistance with my expertise in historical, genealogical, and legal research.

Lisa Robinson

Lisa Robinson

Located in Templeton, CA, serving the entire San Luis Obispo County and California in general.

(805) 952-4673




A professional genealogist with over 15 years experience.  Specializing in Adoption/Birth Family Search and Reunion, DNA analysis, Family Tree building, brick walls, Personal Historian and more.

Free consultations for anyone who has a research question they can’t figure out or don’t have the time.