Pennsylvania Genealogical and Historical Research

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For nearly three decades I've had the pleasure of working as a professional Pennsylvania genealogist and historical researcher for clients from all over the country, and all around the world. The experience and reputation I've developed have provided me with amazing opportunities: I have appeared on-air for the Travel Channel; been retained by production teams for Who Do You Think You Are?, Ancestors in the Attic and other television shows; supplied research for other writers' published works; and was the first genealogist called when Philadelphia's historic Greenwood Cemetery needed reclamation from the overgrowth that overwhelmed it.

Over the past few years, three of my Pennsylvania historical true crime books have been published by the well-respected History Press. My ninth book, Spiritualism and the Supernatural: An Entertaining Encyclopedia for Believers and Skeptics Alike released April 2019. My tenth book, Pretty Evil Pennsylvania (about lawless ladies of the Keystone State) releases from Rowman & Littlefield in 2021. I've also written children's books on the Bill of Rights, among other traditionally published, non-fiction book-length projects.

This site,, is also evolving. In addition to my incredibly popular Directory of Pennsylvania Genealogical & Historical Societies (the largest, most current such directory on the web) I also offers tons of free reference articles and how-tos. I believe you'll find them both interesting and entertaining.

Looking for more interaction with other Pennsylvania history and genealogy researchers? Join my Facebook or LinkedIn communities (or both!) via the links below.

Pennsylvania will always be my home and is, in my humble opinion, the most beautiful state in the nation. If you are lucky enough to have family here (present or past), consider it a gift.

May all of your ancestors wish to be found.

Stephanie Hoover

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What to Consider When Hiring a Professional Genealogist...

Ask these questions to fully evaluate what a researcher can do for you:

• Are you located in Pennsylvania or the other states in which I need research?
• Do you conduct your research solely online?
• Are you a full-time, professional researcher?
• How long have you been conducting research for clients?
• Does your hourly rate include incidentals like travel, parking and photocopies?
• How long will it take you to complete my research and deliver my final report?

We understand if you choose not to hire us, but please consider this simple advice:
There are few, full-time, professional genealogical researchers working today - but they are always your best choice.
And, don't pay a researcher who only conducts searches online - you can do that yourself.

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A Sampling of Books by Stephanie Hoover...

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