I’m Carolyn E. Halladay, a professional genealogist recently relocated to the Boise area, 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.

By completing my University Studies Bachelor’s Degree with a Minor in Family History from BYU-Idaho in 2020, I 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 countryside of Western Idaho or spending time with my kids and grandkids.


Association of Professional Genealogists
Roseville Genealogical Society
Sacramento Genealogical Society (Root Cellar)
Idaho Genealogical Society
Nampa Family Search Center

Research Interests and Areas

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

Follow the GPS (Genealogical Proof Standards), the genealogist guideline for conducting research, establishing proof, and determining a conclusion with reasonable and plausible conclusions.  

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


  • Legacy Family Tree Webtember Series September 2023
  • Legacy Family Tree 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon, March 2023
  • RootsTech Virtual 2023
  • Virtual Professional Management Conference by APG, Fall 2022
  • RootsTech Virtual 2022
  • Virtual Professional Management Conference by APG, Fall 2021
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho Bachelor of University Studies Degree with Family History minor, April 2020
  • Legacy Family Tree 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon, March 2020
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho Associate Degree in Family History, December 2019
  • Sacramento Genealogical Society “Root Cellar” Spring Seminar with Lisa Louise Cooke (Sacramento, California), April 2019
  • Roseville Genealogical Conference, September 2014