Genealogy At Heart is for everyone who is passionate about family history & heartwarming genealogical finds.  A new blog article is posted weekly. Visit the special offer page for gift ideas. 

We specialize in researching  sensitive topics from the 19th & 20th century in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Affordable research services are available.  Payment options – cash, check, credit card, and PayPal.

Family History Research – Both Packets come with a free 1 hour meeting (in person Tampa Bay area, phone or Zoom) to clarify your genealogical request. A written report will be provided:

  • Finding Your Family – a 3 hour individualized course to help you get started on your journey – $75.00.
  • Beginning Your Family Tree Packet – we’ll perform 5 hours of research/writing for 3 generations- $300.00.
  • Intermediate Family Tree Packet – 10 hours of research/writing – $500.00.
  • Extensive Family Tree Packet/Lineage Society Applications – contact us to discuss your needs.

Consulting – Are you stuck with your research?  We’re happy to provide helpful ideas to get you over your brick wall.  1 Hour consult in person (Tampa Bay area), phone or Zoom – $50.00.

Look Up Service – Will pick up your requested document in the following Florida counties:  Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas for $30.00 plus any parking/postage/record fees.  Need a record in Hernando, Polk or Manatee counties?  Fee is $50.00 plus any parking/postage/record fees.

Gift Certificates – The perfect gift for your loved one who wants to know their family history.  Available in increments beginning at $25.00. 

Email us at GenealogyAtHeart@gmail.com

References available upon request.  We adhere to the Association of Professional Genealogist’s Code of Ethics.


Genealogist Lori Samuelson (she/her) is a member of her local and state genealogical societies, the Association of Professional Genealogists, Chicago Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Society of the Descendants of Lady Godiva & Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  In 2007, Lori was deemed a National Board Certified Teacher/Counselor. Please see the Professional Development tab on Genealogy At Heart to see courses Lori has recently completed to stay current in the field.

Lori blogged for AncestorCloud beginning in January 2017 and has written articles featured in Family History Daily. Genealogy At Heart’s blog has been recognized 6 times as a Fabulous Find by Jana Last.

Lori was featured in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly in June 2016 and a reprint of a blog post was published in April 2016 by the Ancestry Insider.

She is the author of a GenBiz Solutions™ Guide – Building Credibility as a Business Strategy

A unique transcription of a Civil War letter was published by the Florida Genealogist in Summer 2016. A follow-up article exploring the people and places named in the transcription was printed in the following issue. An article on a unique family heirloom will be published in the December 2021 issue.

Currently, Lori is working on an eBook, Thanks to the Yanks, a collection of love letters written by an Indiana farm boy to his sweetheart during World War I. In January 2017 she published the eBook Perseverance Amidst Adversity: The Ancestry of Three George Harbaughs.           

Lori believes that it’s important to give back to her community through volunteering.  She gives her time weekly at her local hospital and city historical society.  She actively seeks photographs of WW2 soldiers who were killed in action for the Fields of Honor database, a nonprofit organization in the Netherlands. Since January 2020, she has volunteered as an administrator of the Transitional Genealogy Forum. 

Comments are always appreciated! Email Lori @ GenealogyAtHeart@gmail.com