Books by Stephanie
Pennsylvania Genealogical & Historical Research
Photo: © Stephanie Hoover
Location: Lake Erie, PA


Author & Researcher

See Stephanie’s scheduled book signings, interviews and personal appearances here.

For nearly three decades...


I’ve had the pleasure of conducting Pennsylvania historical and family history research for people from all over the country, and all around the world. The experience and reputation I’ve developed has 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 historical true crime books have been purchased and published by the well-respected History Press, and - as of this writing - a fourth book is under development.


Additionally, I’m the publisher and editor of several popular historical and entertainment web sites, and a news site for fans of true crime and mysteries. And so, it is time that I must focus my energies.


From this point forward, my Pennsylvania research services will be limited to home histories, and the creation of genealogy research “blueprints.” These blueprints consist of analysis of client research, with an eye toward overlooked options, suggestions for additional investigation, and - where applicable - cautions or corrections. This service is limited to one surname per project, and fees are based on the time period of the research being analyzed.


In other news, I’m happy to report that this site,, is evolving into the premiere source of news and information for Pennsylvania family historians and other historical researchers. I will be posting a tremendous variety of authoritative articles on how, why and where to conduct research in the Keystone State. Of course, our incredibly popular Directory of Pennsylvania Genealogical & Historical Societies will remain the largest, most current free directory on the web.


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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