Lisa McKinney

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Occupation Genealogist
Location Edgewood, Texas, United States
Introduction Lisa McKinney has done genealogy research for 20 years and now lives in rural East Texas. She earned a Liberal Arts master’s from SMU. She currently does freelance writing and editing, as well as genealogy research for clients. She has attended many genealogical workshops, FGS, and the former Dallas Institute. She won a 1st place writing award from the Dallas Genealogical Society for “Coming to Understand Sources.” She also won a short-story award from the Greater Dallas Writers’ Association for the light-hearted Southern story, “The Inheritance.” She has Cherokee, Yankee and Confederate roots, which all keep her busy! Lisa volunteers with the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society. Her passion is learning and she is currently a member of a ProGen Study Group, whose members are preparing for certification. She is writing a book, “A Boy’s Life in Gramercy Park,” based on genealogical research of an 1867 diary. She is transcribing a Texas real estate office’s records from the World War I era, which she hopes will make a significant contribution toward genealogy research. In 2012, she began a regular newspaper column, “Ask the Ancestors.”
Interests Family history, ancestry, genealogy, local history, house history, lineage, heritage