I am Lisa Kay Reed. I have been a genealogist ever since I was a kid and wanted to collect all the birthdays of “everyone in the family.” I do professional research and lecturing in genealogy on the local and regional level.

My background includes a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. I am currently working on a Ph.D. in English and am interested in the diaries, journals, letters and writings of ordinary people in their day-to-day lives and business dealings. I teach Business and Professional Speaking.


In 1997, I won the Dallas Genealogical Society Writing Contest for my article “Coming to Understand Sources: A ‘Proper’ Genealogy.” I won the Texas State Genealogical Society award for reference book by a professional, “City Property” in 2014.

I would love to work with you on your genealogy, from your first question to finished project. Contact me for rates and availability.


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