Capital Genealogy


Tara A. Fantauzzi

Tara A. Fantauzzi

Founder & Genealogist

Tara is proficient in English, Italian, Spanish, French, and Latin, and is skilled in many languages including German, Dutch, and Flemish Dutch. Her work has included projects ranging from the 18th to 20th centuries spanning Europe, North America, South America, and parts of Asia.

Academic Qualifications

M.A. in Public History | B.A. in Anthropology What is public history?

State University of New York at Albany


Member of The Association of Professional Genealogists, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society.   

Special report with NEWSCHANNEL 13's elaine houston

February is “Black History Month,” but when it comes to discovering their family history, some African Americans run into a roadblock because of slavery in the United States. NewsChannel 13's Elaine Houston has been wondering about her ancestors who were slaves and the impact they made on her family. Houston says she has lived a great life, traveled the world, wrote a book, produced documentaries, but she has never known who she really is -- that is, until now. Click here for the full story.

Click the images below to watch the videos and learn more about Tara and Elaine.

Tara A. Fantauzzi conducts professional genealogy research based on an hourly rate. Clients are only charged for time spent researching. Initial consultations, document analysis, and research reports are always included free, and there is no minimum project size to begin. 



ORAL & WRITTEN SUMMARY REPORTS | Every project includes the delivery of an oral summary report in-person, over the phone, or via skype, accompanied by a written interpretation of research findings and Document Appendix with document images, transcriptions, and translations.



.GEDCOM FILE | Standard database file type for genealogical research compatible with family history software applications including Ancestry.comFamily Tree Maker, and more; enabling clients to publish and print instant family trees and explore the most intimate details of their family history research.


Communicating the meaning of your research findings is at the heart of what we do.

DOCUMENT APPENDIX | Login to your free Capital Genealogy Evernote account to view and download every document Tara discovers researching your family history

FREE TRANSCRIPTIONS | Difficult to read documents are accompanied by an English transcription

FREE TRANSLATIONS | Every document in a foreign language is accompanied by its English translation


Capital Genealogy's reports adhere to the strictest professional and academic standards.

Standard of Proof is a fundamental concept in genealogical research. Before beginning your project, click the image on the right to view The Genealogical Proof Standard published by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. All research at Capital Genealogy is conducted in accordance with BCG Standards. 

The Association of Professional Genealogists publishes guidelines for hiring a professional. Click the image on the right to view their recommendations on what to consider when hiring a professional genealogist.


straightforward Genealogical services contract 

Capital Genealogy contracts are powered by DocuSign, allowing customers to securely sign and manage their contract online from any device with the most widely used e-signature solution in the market. Click here to review a Sample Capital Genealogy Contract, which includes our current research rates.

Starting your project with Capital Genealogy

Every project begins with a free consultation, including up to 4 hours of the genealogist's time. Tara will closely review all of your existing evidence to provide a thorough analysis of the potential avenues for research. A one-on-one discussion with Tara on the phone, in person, or via skype enables our customers to closely control the scope and focus of their research project. 

Please download our Welcome Packet to start a project

What to expect when beginning a project

Tara is Capital Genealogy's only genealogist, ensuring every client project is completed at the highest standard for academic and professional integrity. You always know who you are working with when you pursue a project with Capital Genealogy. 

Capital Genealogy's commitment to philanthropy is the core of our business. As much as one third of Tara's time is spent working on donated service hours. When combined with the company's free initial consultation services, non-billed activity represents as much half of our company activity. 

To serve our other customers, current clients are experiencing a waiting period of six to eight weeks for each stage of the research process.

If you have a reason why your case should be expedited the business office will consider requests on a case by case basis. 


Capital Genealogy

59 Pico Road

Clifton Park, NY 12065



Tara A Fantauzzi

founder and genealogist

Chris Patregnani

business manager/director of giving



Capital Genealogy is deeply rooted in philanthropy, allocating as much as a third of our output to charitable giving. Tara donates to most causes or charities. If you are a charity representative or volunteer working on an event, please e-mail us your silent auction donation letter and/or silent auction donation form. Contact us today to join the growing list of charities supported by Capital Genealogy. 

If you work for a charity and have already received a donation, please feel free to click the images below to download our Display Flyer and Logo.

Click here to download an 8.5" x 11" Color Flyer for Display in your silent auction

Click here to download an 8.5" x 11" Color Flyer for Display in your silent auction

Click here to download the Capital Genealogy logo for recognition and display purposes

Click here to download the Capital Genealogy logo for recognition and display purposes