Tina Sansone
Tina Sansone, Co-Owner

I am a genealogical researcher that has been working professionally for 15+ years. I enjoy helping others discover their ancestry. I started out in 2005 as the genealogy editor for BellaOnline.com. I am a current board member of the Tennessee Genealogical Society and editor for their quarterly, “Ansearchin’ News”. I have served as their past Vice-President, sales, membership, and social media director.

I am the current President of the virtual Second Life APG Chapter; I am a past APG (Association of Professional Genealogists) board member. I am one of the original members of the ProGen group.

Patriotism is very important to me. I belong to the Watauga Chapter DAR where I am their current Registrar. I also belong to the Varina Howell Davis UDC Chapter. I recently honored my ancestor Noah Shook by joining the Descendants of American Prisoners of War. I currently assist clients in joining a variety of lineage societies.

I have worked on several probate cases looking for descendants of those who died intestate. Some of the states I have working in are Tennessee, Texas, and New York. Some of my projects I am most proud of are working on a Purple Heart Recipient Project, the Davies Plantation Descendancy Project searching  for the descendants of the Civil War slave, Richmond Bennett and helping solve adoption cases introducing clients to their birth families.

 I have worked as background researcher for the show, “Who Do You Think You Are?” – Vanessa Williams, Ginnifer Goodwin, Smokey Robinson, Regina King, and others.

Sheri Savory and I cohosted, “A Savory Spotlight” on LA Talk Radio in 2015. It was a great experience where we interviewed many of the top genealogists in the field speaking on topics of beginning genealogy, resources, and DNA. It was a time to network and create friendships that are ongoing.

I was the SE Director for the International Society of Family History Writers & Editors and oversaw their annual writing competition. I have been published in the Germantown News where I submitted genealogical related articles for my local community.

One contributor I give to my overall genealogy education is attending a weeklong course at Samford University in Birmingham, AL (now offered in Ga):

Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHG)

  • 2012:  African American Genealogy Course 
  • 2011:  Civil War, American Revolution to 1812 by Craig Scott 
  • 2009:  Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis by Elizabeth Shown Mills 
  • 2008:  African American Military with Frazine K. Taylor 
  • 2007:  Professional Genealogy with Elissa Scalise Powell 
  • 2006:  Intermediate Genealogy with Lloyd Bockstruck 

Sansone has been involved in the following activities:

  • Past & Present Pathways Co-Owner
  • Registrar for the DAR Watauga Chapter, Tennessee
  • Research DNA Writers Co-Owner
  • Current Second Life/Virtual-Association of Professional Genealogist Chapter President
  • Current Tennessee Genealogical Society Board Member & Editor for “Ansearchin’ News”
  • Background Researcher for Who Do You Think You Are?
  • Past VP for the TN Genealogical Society over programs & seminars
  • LDS Family History Consultant and Family History Center volunteer
  • Past APG Board Member
  • A Savory Spotlight – LA Talk Radio co-host
  • Germantown News Genealogy Contributor 2016
  • Civil Rights Museum Genealogy Lecture
  • BellaOnline.com Genealogy Editor & Ebook Manager
  • Social Media Director
  • Genealogy Mentor
  • Lineage/Royal Society Documentation Specialist
  • Unclaimed Persons Volunteer Group
  • 2010-Present Probate Cases in Shelby County, Tennessee
  • England Descendancy Discovery
  • Purple Heart Recipient Project
  • Davies Plantation Descendant Search of Civil War /Slave, Richmond Bennett
  • Researcher for a private Documentary project
  • African American Lecturing Series

I have subscribed to many genealogical databases, kept up with social media and continue to educate myself so I can do my very best for my clients

As a Past & Present Pathway partner, I am dedicated to helping others discover their ancestry and descendants using a variety of databases, networking and research methods. I understand the importance of confidentiality and would love to work with you.