Torosian Genealogy

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About Michelle Dowd Torosian

Michelle is a professional genealogist and founder of Torosian Genealogy, LLC. She has a passion for helping her clients with their family research needs. Michelle was born and raised in central New Jersey, but has lived in New York state for close to twenty years. She currently resides in Westchester County, New York with her husband, three children and two dogs. When not researching, Michelle enjoys native plant gardening, hiking, and time with friends. 

  • Former CPA
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a French minor from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 
  • Certificate holder, Genealogical Research program, Boston University
  • Certificate, ProGen Study Group

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Michelle has extensive genealogical research experience in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. She is also experienced in the use of DNA testing to identify unknown parents or more distant ancestors. 

Family Tree Research and Reporting – What mysteries hide in the branches of your family tree? Are you looking for the names of your great-grandparents, or wanting to learn about the lives of your ancestors? Michelle can help you define your research goals, then plan and execute a research plan to try to find those answers. 

DNA testing results analysis – Perhaps you’ve always known you or your parent was adopted, or perhaps you did a DNA test for fun and found some unexpected results. Michelle can guide you through your DNA results with compassion and discretion, and assist you with your next steps, whether that is trying to identify a biological parent or determine who an unknown match could be. 

House history research – Have you ever wondered about the lives lived inside the walls of your home? Michelle can research the previous owners and residents of your property to learn more about your home’s history.  

What Clients have said:

Working with Michelle has been wonderful to say the least. She is professional, diligent and very transparent in her work. But most of all she employs a level of personal involvement, by getting to know the family she is working with, at a level which makes her approach so effective. She made the journey just as exciting as the final product.

— Micheal S.

Thorough research and analysis. Michelle is tenacious, detail-oriented and loves finding answers. Truly impressed with the care and thoroughness of Torosian Genealogy’s work.

— Erin N. 


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