8826 North 68th Lane, Peoria, Arizona 85345, United States

(623) 931-4773

"You Can't Climb your family tree if the branches are missing!"

About Me

 The purpose of the business, Family Tree Restoration, is to provide a research service for the client’s four generation pedigree or to extend existing pedigree lines by adding family group records in addition to producing an ancestral family history.

This part-time business is owned by Deena L. Goodale, sole proprietor and family history researcher, who specializes in researching family trees for lineages in the United States, covering the nineteenth and twentieth century time period, with an emphasis in Arizona research and experience in the western and mid-western states and New York state.


My Ancestors

Ancestral Lineage

Seager. The Seager family tree originated in England. The branches (descendants) of this family tree took their “roots” to America settling in New York.

Nichols. The Nichols family tree originated in England. The branches (descendants) of this family tree took their “roots” to America settling in New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

Haley. The Haley family tree originated in Scotland, Ireland, and England The branches (descendants) of this family tree took their “roots” to America settling in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, and Missouri.

Alger. The Alger family tree originated in England. The branches (descendants) of this family tree took their “roots” to America settling in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Utah.

A few interesting tidbits about my ancestors...

Grandmother was a very proud, dignified lady. I can’t ever remember seeing her when she didn’t look like she had just stepped out of a “band box.”

Tiny, frail, and uncomplaining, this little old lady, who had married so inexperienced and apparently so unfitted for the rigorous life she was to live, had borne 14 children, helped civilize two frontiers, and lived almost to the end of one of America’s most stirring centuries of progress. She lived to be 82 years, 11 months, and 4 days old.

Susan, widowed at the age of 33, sent the colored woman away and took the load of the large estate and a large family to rear upon her own young shoulders. They proved to be capable ones, for she was credited with having had shrewd business ability “for a woman.”

She was a quiet, pious-natured lady who took life in all its seriousness and dignity. She had not time and little understanding for anything of a frivolous nature.

Thomas was not old enough to join the army at the commencing of the war, having two brothers in the service who lost their lives there, General Washington, being posted in the matter, said, “No, you stay with your parents, this is the lazy battle, its now death or victory, you lost two brothers and one will not make much difference now,” . . . he was much noted for his strength, activity, courage, and durability. He was a Bible reader and follower of the same, choosing patriotic society, cultivating the spirit of liberty, free trade, and sailer’s rights.

His slogan was, “watch everybody. An honest man doesn’t mind being watched, and a dishonest one needs it, so watch them all.”

Great-grandfather was never considered a wealthy man. (At his death he left 240 acres of land.) But he was highly respected in the community and greatly loved by his family, a kindly disposed and religious gentleman.

As her name suggests she was a very charitably disposed woman and possessed a host of admiring friends.

She made beautiful bread and meat was always cooked perfect. . . . Grandma was very quiet and neat. You hardly knew she was around and working most of the time.

He loved children and was nice to everyone. He had many friends and never looked down on anyone no matter how low they had gotten. He tried to help them.


Family History Excerpts

Sample Family History Styles


Heidi, Glendale, Arizona

"Deena Goodale is an outstanding family historian with tons of experience and knowledge.  She helped me find my maternal great grandfather's family.  I was very impressed with the amount of information she found in the amount of time we had.  She found out things about my family that I did not even know.  It was so exciting to receive all the family history, and I can't wait until we work together again.  I would highly recommend Deena for any of your family history wants/needs." 

Dee, Glendale, Arizona

"When Deena asked me if she could work on my father's ancestry, I was eager to give her what information I had, but held little hope for any new discovery. I had worked and worked, but had hit what I considered a wall that was beyond penetration. Deena, however, not only busted the wall, but found many families of which I certainly had no knowledge. Not only did she unravel a big story, she found me a first cousin I didn't know had even been born! What a joy it has been to learn of my family of generations past. Thank you, Deena."

Linda, Glendale, Arizona

"I am so thankful to Deena for all of the work she did on my family history. She was able to take my limited and somewhat inaccurate information and perform the most amazing family history search and so quickly! She certainly exceeded my expectations. What I really liked is Deena treated my family like it was her own. She was excited to tell me about my family...she shared in my joy. I really liked how she went the extra step not just finding names, she found stories, news articles, photos and etc. Words cannot describe the joy and pride I felt when I read the stories about my family, the trials they faced, the courage they showed--they are truly amazing! Thank you Deena for helping me find my roots."