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.

I’m proud to have studied under some of our country’s premier genealogists, receiving my Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. I specialize in family lineage research, forensic cases and genealogical problem solving. My geographic focus includes the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic United States and areas in Europe. My research specialties include family migration, immigration, military records and forensic research. I uses a combination of records, social economics and historical events to research and bring to life the stories of ancestors.

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

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
Digitization: photos, slides, negatives and documents
Conference & Event Planning
Family Interviews

Memberships: Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Texas State Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Missouri State Genealogical AssociationLone 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), Finding Your Roots (PBS) 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.