Meet Our Team


Juli Claussen

CEO of S & G Services

Meet Juli

Juli Claussen is a search professional and genealogist with 35 years experience in genealogical research. Additionally, she has 15 years experience working with the oil and gas industry and locating missing heirs for attorneys and other professionals. She is CEO of Search & Genealogy Services — an award-winning small business. Juli is a Search Angel and Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness volunteer. For instance, she finds families of terminally ill patients, researches police officers killed in the line of duty for nomination to memorials, and reunites families for those who are low income. Active in the community, she is also a frequent speaker at local and regional genealogical society programs. Ultimately, her early curiosity for learning family history in rural Southern Illinois has led Juli to her work and advocacy in the fields of genealogy and law today. 


  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Jackson County Historical Society
  • Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois
  • National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, Daniel Brush Chapter (past member, in good standing)


  • Trained for adoption searches under the late Edward “Mike” Egan — the premier Illinois adoption search professional
  • Specialized genealogical training received through countless workshops, classes and conferences 
  • Proficient in the use of genealogical software programs
  • Bachelors degree in Social Work, Southern Illinois University, 1982

Professional Achievements:

  • 2015 Recipient of Connect SI/AT&T “Smart Broadband for Small Business” grant award (recognizes micro-enterprises doing unique, innovative, and compelling business applications)
  • “History Detective”, Southern Illinoisan, 2006; picked up by other newspapers throughout the Midwest 
  • “Priceless Family Heirlooms Returned” and “Mayday Off the Coast of North Korea”, Southern Illinoisan, 2000 
  • Recipient of the 1994 Alumni of the Year Award, Social Work, Southern Illinois University

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