My name is Dennis Kowallek and I am a retired computer programmer. I live near Millville in Hanover Township, Butler County, Ohio and have resided in Butler County since 1981. After retiring, I was bitten by the genealogy bug and have been researching my family history since 2001. I have been an active member of the RootsWeb OHBUTLER-L list since 2002 and the OHHAMILT-L list since 2003. I am currently working on uploading some of my cemetery photos to Find A Grave. In 2003 I contributed to the making of an episode of PBS’s History Detectives, which first aired in 2004. This episode had a Butler County connection. You can see my name listed (as a researcher) in the credits which aired at the end of the show.
- A consolidated list and maps (small, large) for cemeteries in Butler County, Ohio
- Search McBride’s 1836 plat maps for your ancestors in Butler County, Ohio
Butler Co. Research…
The best free online source of genealogical information is the OHGenWeb website for Butler County, Ohio. Besides the information there, this site has links to many other valuable resources.
For information that is not available elsewhere, I am offering my services as a Butler County researcher to anyone who cannot do their own research in person. This includes:
- obituary lookups
- tombstone photos
- library or archive research
I charge $15 per hour plus expenses (photo copies, etc.). A minimum charge of $10 applies, which generally covers the cost of a single obituary.
If you are in need of a local researcher, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.