Amanda Hayes, Professional Genealogist

Some say family genealogy is the greatest mystery novel you will ever read. I agree. Whether searching for ancestors or descendants, each record provides a piece of the puzzle. Each piece of the puzzle aids in understanding the story of a life.

From visiting an archive to searching online resources, my passion is to reconnect families with their ancestors. A journey which typically is a very fulfilling experience. I also accept a limited amount of Forensic Genealogy cases.

I’m proud to have studied under some of our country’s premier genealogists, receiving my Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. I use a combination of records, social economics and historical events to portray the lives of ancestors using the Genealogical Proof Standards.

Genealogical Services Provided:

Family Lineage Research, Reports & Charts
Forensic Genealogy
Single Record Search
“Brick Wall” Assistance
Ancestry Software Education
Research Organization Assistance
Lineage Society Application Research
Family interviews
Digitization: photos, slides, negatives and documents
Conference & Event Planning

Memberships: Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Lone Star Chapter APG and various other organizations. I am also “on the clock” working to complete my portfolio for judging from the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Why Hire A Professional Genealogist?

Discovering family history has become increasingly popular with shows like Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC) and Genealogy Roadshow (PBS). Most people want to know their heritage, and with the advancement in digital resources, billions of records have become more readily available. Today, ancestry research has become one of the nations top hobbies. However, not everyone has the time to commit to such a project and others may not know how to accurately research, organize or source their findings. Please click here to read about the rewards of working with a Professional Genealogist.

Amanda is based in Tomball, a suburb of Houston, Texas. Like many genealogists her research is not confined to this area and includes the Northeast, Midwest and Southern United States as well as Europe. She is well versed in emmigration, immigration and migration within these regions.