Pennsylvania Genealogical & Historical Research
Stephanie Hoover, Author & Researcher
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Stephanie Hoover is an author and historical and genealogical researcher.
She has had the pleasure of working as a research provider for both the American version of Who Do You Think You Are? and Canada’s Ancestors in the Attic. She also conducted archival research for a SyFy Channel special on the Kecksburg, PA UFO incident.
Stephanie was the first genealogist to work with the owners of Philadelphia's historic Greenwood Cemetery to evaluate the historical scope and significance of its burials in advance of a massive renovation project.
Her research was recognized in an article in North South Trader's Civil War, and she provided background for a biography on business magnate Charles J. Harrah.
Stephanie has been interviewed by several publications for "how to" articles on genealogy research.
She was invited to join Ancestry.com's ExpertConnect program providing genealogical research for family history clients around the world. At the closure of that program Stephanie enjoyed a 5-star rating.
A trained paralegal, she formerly served as mid-Atlantic regional manager of court records research for one of the largest information brokers in the nation.
Stephanie has conducted on-site research from New England to Georgia and is experienced with all historical and genealogical repositories including the National Archives, Library of Congress, state-level archives and libraries, county court houses, and historical and genealogical societies.
In addition to her research expertise, Stephanie is a published author with bylines in national, regional, and local publications. Her non-fiction, 19th Century true crime book The Killing of John Sharpless [The History Press, April 2013] is available from the publisher’s web site and all major online book retailers. For more information please visit StephanieHoover.com.
Stephanie believes strongly in giving back to her own industry. One means is by offering organizations free exposure in the Directory of Pennsylvania Historical & Genealogical Societies. The other is by inviting societies to contribute stories to Hauntingly PENNSYLVANIA™ where Stephanie researches, preserves and writes about Pennsylvania ghost lore and legends. (See the Greene County Historical Society, Pike County Historical Society and Emmaus Historical Society stories as examples.) If your society would like to submit a story to Hauntingly PENNSYLVANIA™, please use the “contact” page.