Zumwalt, Phyllis


Zumwalt, Phyllis

Professional Genealogist

  • Communities research, Individuals/Families research, Seminars/Courses
  • Austin, Texas
  • Updated 1 year ago


My primary mission is to spark an interest in genealogy. I enjoy researching USA, Scottish, and English genealogical records. I want to encourage researchers to explore new methods and techniques to solve the mysteries of their ancestors. I love to share my expertise and passion both through my website and by teaching others (local genealogy societies and classes taught at senior learning workshops).

Subject areas of recent interest include:

– WW1 records, particularly focused on the Texas Army National Guard units, working with the Texas Military Force Museum at Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas.
– Texas Land Grants for Americans settling in the northern province in Coahuila and Texas in the latter 1820s through 1830; research these pioneers and plotting the land grants to historical county maps.
– Historical online college yearbooks, particularly those in Texas and the USA.
– Migrations from the United Kingdom to Texas in the 1800s. In a recent study, evidence was found for an ironworkers union in the Black Country area of England which voted to financially support members interested in emigration to Texas, due to unemployment and overproduction issues.
– House histories, both locally and in locales visited (Scotland and England).


  • Family Trees
  • Genealogical Research
  • Texas migrations
  • transcriptions


  • 2018-present
    Instructor of genealogy workshops at Austin Lifetime Learning Institute
  • 2015-present
    Program Coordinator (2015-2019) and Instructor (2015-present) at Family Programs at the Southwest Association of Turners


  • September 2020 - March 2022
    Master of Science, with Distinction, in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
  • August 1985
    Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems at University of Texas at Austin


To contact this candidate email phylliszumwalt@qualifiedgenealogists.org

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