User:Hallshomestead

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I'm Danny Hall, a professsional genealogist and author that also does a lot of DNA research. I just solved the parentage (mother and father) for an adoptee born in 1881, and an entire family group born in the early 1800's with DNA, so if you are looking for unknown parentage, I should be able to help.

I have 25+ years of experience and I earned 2 official credits for the Blair Underwood and Courteney Cox episodes of "Who Do You Think You Are?".

My website is hallgen.com or I can be reached at dannyhall@dr.com or 888-444-3211.

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I do world-wide research for many places including:

North America

  • USA
  • Canada

Central and South America

  • Mexico
  • Brazil

United Kingdom

  • England
  • Ireland
  • Scotland

Europe

  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Holland
  • Portugal
  • Czech Republic
  • Luxembourg
  • Belgium

I'd love to help you if I can.

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Here is a bio I put together:

Danny Hall has always been an over-achiever.

When he was a mere 7 years old, he won the Cub Scout “Scout-a-Rama” ticket sales competition and got to meet Alaska Governor Jay Hammond for his great efforts.

At 20, he earned the prestigious Carl A. Spaatz award in the Civil Air Patrol, and only the 4th one ever awarded to an Alaskan in its then 25 year history.

At 21, he was personally awarded a Unit Citation by the Alaska Wing Commander for his work in building a successful team that turned around the Elmendorf/Arcturus Cadet Squadron from the worst in the State into the best in just one year.

At 23, he was quickly promoted to being a Store Manager and was able to immediately turn around the failing Holman Road location, always making a profit the whole time he was there. In fact, no store he managed ever lost money.

Then, at 26, he accidentally stumbled into genealogy and found out that he was a complete natural at it, breaking down a long-standing family brick wall in Scotland on his very first day.

This was a complete life changer, as he found his true and passionate calling in life.

This passion allowed him the drive to keep researching and learning, even after doing a full 8-10 hour shift at work, often only stopping because he was so exhausted.

Finally, when he was 28, he moved to Salt Lake City so he could have access to the Family History Library. It really was like being a kid in a candy store!

In addition to the FHL, he has also traveled extensively across the US, Canada and Europe, visiting a great many courthouses, archives and relatives to get first hand experience and information.

With his “DaVinci Trait” (aka ADD) aiding him over the last 25 years, he has achieved about an overall 90% success rate with research, and a perfect 100% success rate on DNA cases (about 30 for 30), both of which are unheard of in the genealogy world.

He is very proud of that record, and guards it with a vengeance!

Hyper-focus and being able to think WAY outside of the box are truly his “secret” weapons.

While working with Ancestry.com, he was well known as the resident “magician”, as he was constantly pulling rabbits out of his hat that solved “unsolvable” cases.

Indeed, it was this same tenacity and persistence that earned him his TWO credits for the Blair Underwood and Courteney Cox episodes of the hit show “Who Do You Think You Are?”.

It also made it possible for him to stick it out for 15 years to finally find the proof he needed to write his book, “Solving the Mystery of the Origins of Francis Hall of New Haven and Stratford”.

It is extremely rare for him to get completely shut out or skunked, as he researches every family as if it were his own, and he REALLY hates to lose! (Just ask his wife!)

His motto has always been, “there is always a shot on the table. It might not be easy, but it is always there.

And unlike many who have the attitude of “We will see what we can find.”, he EXPECTS to find the answers.

And last, but far from least, his biggest achievement is, without a doubt, being the husband of the amazing Jen and the proud daddy of their son Burgess.

So, if you are looking for someone who is passionate, experienced, and with a long trail of success to help you with your genealogy challenges, he’d love to bring amazing results to you, too!