Tamara Hallo, MLS

Educator, Librarian and Genealogist with professional experience in lecturing, researching, document retrieval and evidence analysis. 


I embarked on my journey to become a professional genealogist more than 10 years ago after finding a binder full of family history that was left to my mom by her great aunt.  I was immediately hooked and picked up where she left off.  I have researched my roots in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Sweden in a variety of repositories including the Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee Archives, numerous southern courthouses and the online Swedish Archives.  

With over 20 years of experience as an educator and a Master of Library Science degree, genealogy is a perfect complement to my repertoire.  I hold a certificate of genealogical research from Boston University and have completed ProGen, an 18 month professional genealogy study program. Recently, I completed the Advanced Genealogical Methods course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Academy for Professionals and the Writing and Publishing for Genealogists course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.

I strive to offer personal and professional service keeping the needs and goals of my clients in mind. I conduct sound genealogical research and adhere to the standards of both the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). I specialize in Southern United States and Miami, Florida research. In addition to client work, I am currently the webinar coordinator for the Georgia Genealogical Society and was awarded the Taylor Cannon Award for 2017 for my contribution to the society and genealogy.  I was recently elected president of the Genealogical Society of Greater Miami and a director for the Genealogical Speakers Guild.

Educating other family researchers allows me to share my passion with the community. I regularly teach genealogy classes at the Miami-Dade Public Library and, starting in August 2019, Miami Dade College. I have also educated beginning and intermediate genealogists at the HistoryMiami Museum and local genealogical societies.

Let my passion for research and preserving the past help bring your family history to life.