Researchers for Hire

Independent Researchers for Hire

The following researchers are willing to do research for a fee. All negotiations must be made directly with the researcher. Each researcher for hire has varying levels of expertise so please check their qualifications related to your needs.

Please note: Hopkins County Genealogical Society is not responsible for the contractual work with individuals on the list.

Rhonda Bechhold
24 years of research experience. Rhonda is willing to do research at the county clerk’s office, district clerk’s office, cemeteries, and Hopkins County Genealogical library.

Contact Rhonda at or 918-575-0366.

Shirley Patchen
30 years of research experience. Shirley is willing to do research at the county clerk’s office and Hopkins County Genealogical Library.

Contact Shirley at

John Sellers
John is a fifth generation native of Hopkins County, Texas. He has been doing genealogical research since 1985. His favorite area of research is in the courthouse. He has visited court-houses in several southern states and has conducted extensive research in Texas and Louisiana.

He is an active member of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society and has served fifteen years on the executive board and currently as President. He was a speaker at the FGS National Conference in 1997 and 2004, and NGS in 1994. He Has been the featured speaker for more than 60 all day seminars located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

Contact John at

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