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Pennsylvania Genealogist Stephanie Hoover


Author & Researcher

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

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 historical true crime books have been purchased and published by the well-respected History Press. I’ve also written children’s books on the Bill of Rights, among other non-fiction projects.


Additionally, I’m the publisher and editor of the Hoover’s History-Tainment Network, which includes Hauntingly PENNSYLVANIA™, Hauntingly USA, Mysteries at Sea, and Prose ‘n Cons Mystery & True Crime News.


And so, it is time that I must limit my research work.


From this point forward, Pennsylvania genealogy research projects will be evaluated on an individual basis. If I feel I can commit the time and effort required, I will offer a detailed proposal. If, on the other hand, I feel you would be best served by seeking assistance elsewhere, I will tell you. Please visit my “Research Services” page for more details.


In other news, I’m happy to report that this site,, is evolving into the premiere source of news and information for Pennsylvania genealogists 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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