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“People can tell you where to go in life, I can tell you where you come from”. – Matthew T. Hout-Reilly

Did you know that many family genealogy research and documents have yet to be digitized or microfilmed, so they cannot be found on-line?  One of my specialties is tracking down original sources, finding the records that can be found only on the ground, right in your ancestor’s own backyard.  Sometimes it also takes someone with seasoned genealogy analytic skills to connect the dots in the research data.

My forte is in-depth research and building cases where there are no straightforward answers.  I don’t leave any record un-examined, often using overlooked sources throughout the region – from Cleveland to Youngstown to Columbus and Toledo, in western Pennsylvania and southern Michigan, as well as on-line.  I also have access to Ireland and Germany repositories.

I love putting the pieces of the ancestry puzzle together.  As I do genealogy research, it seems to me that the ancestors want their stories to be told, and I am the ancestor detective who can help you unlock the mysteries of your family history.

Whatever the scope of your project — from a few hours of research looking for one link that you can’t find, to guiding you in your own research, to researching your entire family tree, call me at 216.273.6120 or contact me here to see how I can help you with your genealogy.

Let me, Matthew T. Hout-Reilly, help you solve your ancestry puzzle.