I have loved history and genealogy since grade school. I was hooked the moment my third-grade teacher asked, “Where does your family come from?”

Back then, I didn’t have a clear answer. Now my answer is more complete, although complicated by adoption and non-traditional family ties. My roots are deep in Colonial New England, but I also have ancestors that immigrated from Germany, France, Canada, and Ireland. And, if family folklore and DNA clues hold out, I can throw in Algonquin and Scandinavian!

​The lives of our ancestors can be a real puzzle, but therein lies the fun and the challenge. In my experience, planning, perseverance, and patience go a long way in helping to track down even the most elusive ancestors.

If you have hit a brick wall and would like a fresh perspective, I would love to help you. If you are new to genealogy, I would love to help you with a sound research plan and goals. And, if you are already a seasoned genealogist, but need help with local records, I can help you too.

I look forward to teaming up with you!
Lisa White


  • Certificate in Genealogical Studies – Methodology, National Institute for Genealogical Studies
  • Certificate in Public Relations, University of Washington
  • BA Fine Art, Smith College


  • Colonial America
  • New England
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Quaker Records
  • Ireland
  • Adoption
  • Genetics
  • House Histories


  • Seattle Genealogical SocietyBoard of Directors
  • National Genealogical Society
  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • APGEN Puget Sound Chapter
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Rhode Island Genealogical Society
  • National Genealogical Society Quarterly Study Group
  • Deerfield Descendants


  • Document retrieval
  • Project planning
  • Research
  • Documentation
  • Reports
  • Consultation
  • Editing
  • Transcribing
  • Digitization
  • Organization

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