Yesterday's Mysteries
Robert  Ankenbauer
PO Box 51
Nutting Lake Massachusetts
USA 01865-0051
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Yesterday's Mysteries    Robert Ankenbauer

BASED IN NEW ENGLAND Civil War, Northeast USA Research since 2004

Researching your family? Need help locating Heirs? I travel to and research all courts, archives and libraries in my region. Rush Service is available upon request.

BMD Records for Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire? Probate Records?

Need help around or over a genealogy problem? Send me an email or give me a call for fast courteous service. Originally from Southwest Ohio I am comfortable researching Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana as well as the New England states.

Specializing in records needed for Civil War lineage organizations and troubleshooting and/or problem solving on your family tree.

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● Researching Civil War military records. These can be very difficult to track down for the average person. Let my extensive experience with working with the government save you TIME and MONEY!
● Many direct descendants of War Veterans may be entitled to membership in certain organizations. For example, my Great-Great Grandfather served in the Ohio National Guard in 1864-65 and this qualifies me to become a member of the "Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War". An organization directly related to the post Civil War "Grand Army of the Republic". Let me help you become documented for inclusion in these types of organizations.
● Final Resting Spots of loved ones. I thoroughly document their grave site with numerous photographs leading you to the resting spot and the surrounding area. You will love the portfolio and it will leave you feeling like you were actually there. Includes maps and aerial photography documenting the exact location of your loved one.
● Locating hard to find records through the National Archives. They are a wealth of information, but you need a professional researcher to help you navigate the maze of documents.

About Yesterday's Mysteries

Robert is a veteran/ retired member of the US Military with over 23 years of service. Robert was a member of the US Army, several components of the National Guard and the Air Force Reserve.
Robert has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College.

Additionally, Robert has over 25 years of Law Enforcement experience including; 15 years as a beat cop, managing a mid sized police department Information Technology Department (For a city of approximately 90,000 residents in Eastern Massachusetts) , implementing "outside the box" technologies; being a leader in the fields of license plate reader technology and mobile data resource sharing. Robert has extensive experience in leading small to large teams. Robert has managed many projects both great and small and now he wants to work for you!

Since 2004. Family research, family tree building, military (civil war) research, personal family records and photo digital preservation (CD, DVD, Digital Photo Books or Albums, VHS to DVD, Web Sites including digital off-site data backups) and locating the graves of the deceased are just a few of the projects I've done recently.
Do you make backups of your data? I offer several options. Send me an email and I can make you a valued customer.

National Archives Researcher
MA Archives Researcher
MA Registry of Vital Records and Statistics Researcher

Reasonable Rates.
I am a Massachusetts and US Army/ Air Force Military Veteran, Small Business Owner.

Located in Metro-Boston and centrally located to Southern NH and Maine

Memberships, Affiliations and Education


The American Legion
Disabled American Veterans
Massachusetts Society of Genealogists
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


Bachelor Degree Criminal Justice; Western New England College

What Makes Yesterday's Mysteries Different?

Many years of Law Enforcement and government experience makes Yesterday's Mysteries the "go to" choice for those dead-ends you just can't get around. Loved one graves too far to travel to? Let me bring them to you! All work is guaranteed. You won't be disappointed!