Kelly Leary began her career as a genealogist and ancestral researcher on the day her 90-year-old grandfather made a surprising request: “Could you use your laptop to find out what had happened to my long-lost brother, George?” His query set off a yearlong search into the circumstances of George Bartholomew Leary’s death. Not only did Kelly track down the death certificate, but she also uncovered her grandfather’s heritage, tracing his roots back to Ireland in 1849.

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On her grandfather’s 91stbirthday, Kelly presented him with his life story—a binder of historic pictures, documents, and narratives. It was the beginning of a passion for Kelly, and the best gift her grandfather ever received – his family.Now, 14 years and dozens of ancestry searches later, Kelly Leary knows documents, forms, and Internet resources inside and out, and she is always learning the latest techniques in genealogy research through continuing education including national and state conferences, webinars, and professional study groups.

Kelly’s Credentials:

  • Master of Business Administration, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management


  • Certificate, Genealogical Research, Boston University


  • Association of Professional Genealogists


Kelly Leary takes the information she gathers about families and lineages and weaves together a new and compelling story.

  • She may guide you to the church where your great grandfather was baptized.
  • Or tell you about an ancestor you never knew before.

Above all, Kelly Leary reconnects you with your past.

Professional Memberships

Local Memberships

  • National Genealogy Society [NGS]
  • Association of Professional Genealogists [APG]
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society [NEHGS]
  • The Irish Ancestral Research Association [TIARA]
  • Florida State Genealogical Society