PA Ancestors is owned and operated by Denys Allen who was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She is the 7th generation of her family to live in the counties surrounding Philadelphia and loves all things Pennsylvania: pretzels, sauerkraut, cheese steaks, and chocolate.
Denys (pronounced ‘Denise’) first taste of genealogy came in 1985 during a family trip to the National Archives in Washington DC. For fun, she and her dad began scrolling through microfilm of the US Census to trace the family tree, and what was meant to be just an hour turned into a couple days.
Since 2005 she has actively researched her family’s ancestors and discovered farmers, dairymen, merchants and miners, all actively working to live a good life in Pennsylvania. Denys wants to help you discover your Pennsylvania ancestor’s lives, the tragedies and the successes, and their place in local history.
Denys is currently pursuing a certification in genealogy and is trained in professional genealogy standards and practices. She follows the Code of Ethics as detailed by the Board of Certified Genealogists.
All content here is original content created by Denys or available for use from the original creator. Contact Denys for genealogy research services through the Contact form.