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Stephanie Hoover


General genealogy questions; questions specific to Pennsylvania genealogical and historical research.

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STEPHANIE HOOVER is an established Pennsylvania researcher and a published, professional writer. Her bylines have appeared in national, regional, and local publications. Samples of paid bylines can be found at and Stephanie is also the owner, researcher and writer of Hauntingly PENNSYLVANIA™ ( Stephanie provided research services to NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" and Canada's "Ancestors in the Attic" television program, and conducted archival research for a SyFy Channel special on the Kecksburg, PA UFO incident. She 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. Stephanie's research was recognized in "North South Trader's Civil War," and she has provided background for several published biographies including one on business magnate Charles J. Harrah. In 2010 she was interviewed by the Harrisburg Patriot News for a "how to" article on genealogy research. In 2009 she was invited to participate in's ExpertConnect program providing genealogical research for family history clients around the world. At the closure of the program she enjoyed a 5-star rating. Stephanie conducts on-site research in court houses, libraries and other repositories throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and serves clients across the country and around the globe. Specialties Historical Research; Pennsylvania genealogy research; Published, Professional Writer; Researcher and Preservationist of Pennsylvania's ghost lore and legends.


Numerous genealogical and historical societies and preservation groups.


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Awards and Honors

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Past/Present Clients

I do not reveal clients' names as many of my projects are quite confidential, however, in the "experience" answer you will find samples of television programs/networks that have utilized my research and writing services.

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