I’m Carolyn E. Halladay, a professional genealogist in Placer County, California, and I have been conducting research for others since 1995. I started my research business in 2019. I want to find your family members, both dead and alive. My experience spans the digital and paper worlds; I know how and where to dig. I had great satisfaction solving the mystery of my mother’s Swedish surname (how is Pont Swedish?). Deciphering handwritten records from past ages is only one of my abilities.

When I complete my University Studies Bachelor’s Degree with a minor in Family History from BYU-Idaho this year, I will have accomplished a goal over thirty years old. Every instructor has praised my ability to research, analyze, and report my findings. When I’m not studying or searching old documents, I am out walking in the beautiful mountains of Northern California or visiting my kids and grandkids.


Association of Professional Genealogists
Roseville Genealogical Society
Sacramento Genealogical Society (Root Cellar)

Research Interests and Areas

California, Oregon, Utah, Ohio, New England, Sweden

For more information on my genealogical research services, visit my services page.
To contact me, visit my contact page.


  • Roseville Genealogical Conference, September 2014
  • Sacramento Genealogical Society “Root Cellar” Spring Seminar with Lisa Louise Cooke (Sacramento, California), April 2019
  • Legacy Family Tree 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon, March 2020
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho Associate Degree in Family History December 2019
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho Bachelor of University Studies Degree with Family History minor, graduating April 2020