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Southern Roots

Tonya D. J. Chandler, M. A. 

Member, National Genealogical Society and Association of Professional Genealogists

certificate in genealogical research, Boston university

My name is Tonya, and I am an historical archaeologist by training with passions for genealogical research and historic preservation. My research focuses on the Southeastern United States, and my areas of expertise include early Alabama statehood, Southeastern Native American history (especially Cherokee and Chickasaw), European/American settlement in the Southeast, and archaeological research. I have worked with clients of diverse backgrounds including European, Native American, and African American ancestry. I have also worked with the TLC television series Who Do You Think You Are? 


I believe in turning what you love into what you do, and that's why I created Southern Roots...because genealogy is my passion! Contact me and let me help you uncover your family's history!

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