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Sylvia Tracy Doolos

I have been interested in genealogy for over forty years. My interest began when I was searching for family names for my first child. I was born into a family that seldom talked about family history and visited with family even less. Finding that I had relatives with names such as Theophilus and Mehitable from a great-great-aunt’s research was fascinating. Discovering ancestry going back to the Mayflower was what finally hooked me!

I have been working as a professional genealogist for fourteen years as the owner of New Leaf Genealogy. I’m the President of the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society (WISE-FHS). I recently retired as the President of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH), but am still serving as the Membership Chair. I’m actively involved as a genealogical volunteer with the Denver Public Library and the Carbon Valley Library and an active member of other family history organizations.

My research focus is on the British Islands and Ireland and early American studies in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern regions. I love Colonial and Territorial records, migrations, women’s history, and the effect on records that language changes created. My genealogical education has been going on from the beginning, making many mistakes and learning from them. I regularly attend educational events to continue growing as a genealogist. I’m a proud graduate of the ProGen course. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English focusing on linguistics, so I could explore how language changes affected record keeping.


President, Wales-Ireland-Scotland-England
Family History

President, Association of Professional Genealogists, Colorado Chapter

Immediate Past President, International Society for British Genealogy and Family History

Active member of other organizations displayed