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Practice & Experience

Hilary Swanson is a skilled family historian and founder and principal genealogist at Hello Genealogy. She has been passionate about family history for over 20 years.


Hilary's skills are not just a hobby. She strives to continually learn and progress as a leader in her field. Hilary holds two bachelor's of science degrees in engineering and construction management and worked for many years in the construction industry. Later she earned a certificate through Boston University's program in Genealogical Research. She also completed the rigorous 18-month study program ProGen. Hilary now acts as a project coordinator for current ProGen participants.


Hilary is a member of many genealogical groups and societies such as the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society and the Indiana Historical Society. She is also a regular attendee of many genealogy institutes and conferences.


Hilary Swanson has a love for detective novels, logic puzzles, and family mysteries.

Experienced Researcher

Over 20 years of experience puts Hello Genealogy at the forefront of researchers.


Ability to Stay

One Step Ahead

A commitment to continued learning through intensive instruction keeps Hello Genealogy one step ahead.

Knowledge That Can Serve Your Needs

Hello Genealogy has a broad base of genealogical experience and continues to pursue projects in multiple areas of interest.

Hilary Swanson


Lead Genealogist

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