Denys Allen

Denys Allen is a genealogist on a mission to help you uncover the history of your Pennsylvania ancestors. In 2019, she founded PA Ancestors to provide the resource she wished she had when she began her own genealogical journey.

With a commitment to discovering her eight generations of Pennsylvania ancestors, Denys has researched their lives in the courthouses and archives of Berks, Blair, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Snyder, and Union counties.

Denys's books are written for today's family historian who is going deeper into their ancestors' lives and breaking down brick walls. Her current books are: Pennsylvania Vital Records Research: A Genealogy Guide to Birth, Adoption, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records from 1682 to Today, and Archives of Pennsylvania: A Genealogy Research Guide to Records in Archives, Colleges, Courthouses, Genealogical Societies, Historic Sites, Historical Societies, Libraries, and Museums.

Three times a year she runs a workshop for genealogists, Discover Your Pennsylvania Ancestors. This community-based, three week workshop promises attendees will find new records on their ancestors in the Keystone State.

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