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Tara A. Fantauzzi

Tara A. Fantauzzi

Founder & Genealogist

Tara has experience with a wide variety of research topics. She is proficient in English, Italian, Spanish, French, and Latin, and is skilled in modern and ancient languages including German, Dutch, and Flemish Dutch. Her work has included projects ranging from the 18th to 20th centuries spanning areas in 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


She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society.   

Tara A. Fantauzzi conducts professional genealogy research based on an hourly rate. Clients are only charged for time spent researching. Consultation services, document analysis, and research reports are always included free.

There is no minimum project size to begin a project.


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

DOCUMENT APPENDIX | .pdf file with every document we discover researching your family history

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

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

All included free with every research hour.


Our reports are compatible with the latest family history software and always involve one-on-one time with our genealogist.

.GEDCOM FILE | Standard database file type for genealogical research compatible with popular family history applications including and Family History Tree Maker, enabling clients to create instant family trees and explore the most intimate details of  their family history research.

ORAL & WRITTEN SUMMARY REPORTS | An oral summary report in-person, over the phone, or via skype, accompanied by a written professional interpretation of research findings and a document appendix with images, transcriptions, and translations.

All included free with every research hour. 


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

Proof is a fundamental concept in genealogical research. Before beginning your project, please read this Publication on Genealogy Proof published by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. 

All research at Capital Genealogy is conducted in accordance with BCG Standards.


Starting your project with Capital Genealogy

Every project begins with a free consultation in person, by e-mail, telephone, or skype.

We will closely review all of your existing evidence (documents, letters, photographs, etc.) and typically spend up to several hours identifying every possible avenue for inquiry. Always included free.

Download our Welcome Packet today.

Contact us today and join the growing list of charities supported by Tara A. Fantauzzi through Capital Genealogy. Since the company was founded, we have contributed over $100,000 in donated service hours to more than 700 charity events. If you are a charity representative or volunteer working on an event, just e-mail us your silent auction donation letter and/or silent auction donation form and Capital Genealogy will generously donate to most causes or charities.

Tara has chosen to rely on philanthropy as the sole method for spreading awareness of her company and its services. Capital Genealogy's philanthropy based model only works because of her tireless commitment to the integrity of her research and the heartfelt sincerity of her personal, one-on-one approach.

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Below please find a list of just a few of the many charities we support each year:

AAED Foundation, Chicaco, IL

Albany Damien Center, Albany, NY

Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY

Alexandria Rotary Foundation, Alexandria, VA

ALS Association, National

Alzheimer's Association, National

American Cancer Society, National

American College of Veterinary Pathology, Madison, WI

American Italian Heritage Museum, Albany, NY

American Parkinson's Disease Association, National

American Red Cross, National

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, San Diego, CA

Answers for Autism, Indianapolis, IN

Archeological Society of Maryland, Gaithersburg, MD

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles, CA

Autism Society of the Capital Region, Albany, NY

Autism Speaks, Pittsburgh, PA

Bergen County Historical Society, Elmwood Park, NJ

Best Buddies International, National

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Houston, TX

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Boston, MA

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Lowell, MA

Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY

Cancer Support Community of Greater Miami, FL

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Carlisle, PA

Charity Newsies, Columbus, OH

Children of Armenia Fund, New York, NY

Children's Charities Foundation, Washington, DC

Children's Charities of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

Children's Miracle Network, Hialeah, FL

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, Niantic, CT

Children's Museum of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY

Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL

Couture for a Cause, San Diego, CA

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, National

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National

Dance for the Cure, Washington, DC

Doane Stuary School, Rensselaer, NY

Dress for Success, National

The Double H Ranch, Lake George, NY

Easter Seals Connect for a Cause, Boston, MA

Empire State Youth Orchestras, Schenectady, NY

Epilepsy Foundation, National

Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation, El Cajon, CA

Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics, Chicago, IL

Fresno Rescue Mission, Fresno, CA

Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts, Cambridge, MA

German American Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, GA

Habitat for Humanity, National

Healing Haiti, Stillwater, MN

Heart & South Charitable Fund, New York, NY

Helping All Live On (HALO), Columbus, OH

Hennepin Health Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

Historic Albany Foundation, Albany, NY

Hopsice Caring, Gaithersburg, MD

Human Rights Campaign, National

Humor to Fight the Tumor, Independence, MI

The Hyde Museum, Glens Falls, NY

Interfaith Charities of South Lee, Fort Myers, FL

Japan-American Society of Washington, DC

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), National

Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, Allbany, NY

Life is Priceless Foundation, New York, NY

Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

Louisana SPCA Howling Success Masquerade, New Orleans, LA

Lupus Foundation of America, National

Make-A-Wish Foundation, National

March of Dimes, National

Mercy Medical Center, Williston, ND

Miami Children's Health Foundation, Miami, FL

Mothers Against Cancer, Kingwood, TX

Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT

National Stuttering Association Conference, Washington, DC

North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Youth, Salem, MA

National MS Society, National

Opera Saratoga, Saratoga Springs

Pennsylvanie Women Work, Pittsburg, PA

Peppertree Dog Rescue, Latham, NY

Phoenix Parks Foundation, Phoenix, AZ

Pink Runway Project, Bangor, ME

Ronald McDonald House Charities, National

Rotary International, National

Runway for Recovery, Boston, MA

The Rhythm Foundation, Miami, FL

The Rochelle Center of Nashville, Nashville, TN

Saint Paul Police Foundation, Burnsville, MN

Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation, Miami, FL

San Antonio Zoological Society, San Antonio, TX

San Francisco Choral Society, San Francisco, CA

Saratoga Catholic High School, Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Springs Automobile Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

Schenectady ARC, Schenectady, NY

School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, Seattle, WA

Sierra Club, National

Smiles for Sacramento, CA

So Others Might Eat (SOME), Washington, DC

Soroptimist International, National

Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Nashville, TN

The Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, New York, NY

The Mission Continues, St. Louis, MO

Times Union Hope Fund, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tockwotton on the Waterfront, East Providence, RI

Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas, Richmond, TX

Tri-County Humane Society, St. Cloud, MN

Uptown Entertainment Alliance, West Chester, PA

Vermont Recreation and Parks, Herndon, VA

Veterans, Inc, Worchester, MA

Wake Up Narcolepsy, Boston, MA

Walla Walla General Hospital Foundation, Walla Walla, WA

Western Museum Association, Tacoma, WA

Whiskers Animal Benevolent League, Albany NY

Wilmington Fur Ball Foundation, Wilmington, NC

Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, FL