Malissa Ruffner, JD, MLS, Certified Genealogist®


Based in Baltimore; close to Washington, D.C. and Annapolis.

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Director of Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, Gen-Fed (formerly National Institute on Federal Records, NIGR), appointed 2015; Managing Editor, Maryland Genealogical Society Journal, 2017-2019 ; working on the Georgetown Memory Project.

Certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists® , 2014.

Certified Genealogist® is a registered service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by the Board’s associates after periodic evaluation.

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