Fascinated with genealogy and history since I was a kid, I’ve been digging around in my own ancestry backyard for decades and doing it professionally since January of 2015. I have a sixth-sense when it comes to genealogy research. I was born to do it.
I love the detective work ~ the sleuthing ~ involved in genealogy research. I know how to find the sources that provide clues and answers to ancestry questions, and more importantly, as a historian I know how to analyze the data. I have a gift for seeing relationships and noticing bits of information that many others do not.
I immerse myself in the lives of the people I’m researching ~ often traveling to where they lived to get a better sense of their land, their communities and their lives ~ and I frequently get an instinctive insight on where to go net in the search.
In addition to the Association of Professional Genealogist, I am a member of the National Genealogical Society, Connecticut Historical Society, The New England Historic Genealogical Society, The Ohio Genealogical Society, Cuyahoga West Chapter of The Ohio Genealogical Society, The Ohio Historical Society, Western Reserve Historical Society, The West Side Irish American Club, The Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society, West Park Historical Society, Elk County (Pennsylvania) Historical Society, and Saint Marys, Pennsylvania Historical Society.
Every family has a unique story to tell ~ how can I help you with yours? Your ancestors want their stories to be told.
Mathew T. Hout-Reilly