Genealogical Services to help

“Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.”

WANDA HOPE CARTER, courtesy of Shutterfly

  • Want to know your roots, but don't want to do the research yourself?
  • Have already started work on your family trees, but need some help and guidance?
  • Have a "brick wall" you just can't resolve?
  • Want to know more about DNA testing?
  • Need help utilizing the DNA results you may have already obtained?

I am here to help 


Trace your heritage with the help of a Specialist

Marilyn J. Montgomery

Professional Genealogist

Welcome to the official website of Montgomery Genealogical Services. My name is Marilyn Montgomery, and I am here to help you learn more about your ancestors and/or to make the process of researching on your own easier -- and at affordable prices.

I offer research services to individuals anywhere in the U.S. who want to know more about their heritage.  I can also help you learn about the world of DNA testing -- what tests are available, what testing sites are available, and how to interpret and apply the results to your family history research.

So if you’re looking for someone to help you with your genealogical needs with professionalism, attention to detail, and observing the strictest confidentiality for your family's information, then you're in the right place!

Contact me today to set up a FREE 30-min introductory session to help you decide if I can be of service to you.

Marilyn J. Montgomery 

Online Contract Submission

Coming soon!

Check back often for an update to this website! 

Soon you'll be able to book an appointment online, select and complete one of several available online contracts, and even pay for the deposit all in one place!

In the meantime, please contact me for a FREE 30-minute consultation using the Contact button above.

Looking forward to talking with you!


I began my love affair with genealogy more than 22 years ago, and I still love the hunt for that elusive piece of evidence! My own family’s database has more than 7,800 individuals, and it continues to grow every day.

I have experience in online research and off-line research. I have also worked to confirm ancestors and find new family members using traditional documentation evidence, and more recently, have added DNA testing results to find new family members and ensure that the ancestral trail I am following is valid .

After retiring in 2018 from a successful career in accounting and information technology, I decided I wanted to devote my retirement years to a new career -- in genealogy.  To broaden my knowledge, I completed Boston University’s online courses Genealogical Principles, and Certificate in Genealogical Research, and continue learning the newest genealogical and genetic techniques through association conferences, webinars, and workshops.

Belonging to top-notch genealogical organizations is a must for any genealogical professional. Therefore, I am a proud member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the National Genealogical Society (NGS), and the Arizona Council of Professional Genealogists (AzCPG).

I reside in Mesa, Arizona, where Montgomery Genealogical Services is based.

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

DESMOND TUTU, courtesy of Shutterfly