About Amanda


Thank you for your interest in Ancestral Memories!  My name is Amanda Morris. I am a native of Long Island, New York, and I have been interested in my genealogy for as long as I can remember. I started doing genealogical research as soon as my family got internet access!

My love of history led me to a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. I then went on to receive a law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia. While I do not practice law, the research and writing skills have come in handy as a genealogist.

I am a member and Chapter Registrar of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the United States Daughters of the War of 1812, and Chapter Secretary for Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. I have a great deal of experience preparing lineage society applications, including reviving lines that have not been used for entry in some time.

Currently, I live in Northern Virginia with my husband, two daughters, two greyhounds and a former feral cat. I enjoy access to the various genealogical repositories in Washington, DC, including the DAR Library and the National Archives. I also make trips to the Library of Virginia in Richmond. I am happy to help with any genealogical project, big or small!

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