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Legacy Tree

Professional genealogists and family history researchers for hire

Legacy Tree Onsite: A Genealogist’s Guide to Australian Archives

2020. március 27., péntek 15:31:39

Legacy Tree Genealogists works with researchers from across the globe to access records for our clients. We asked one of our onsite researchers to share an inside look at the resources available for family history research at various Australian archives. Australian archives can be broadly sorted into governmental, public and private collections. They can occur […]

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Legacy Tree Genealogists

The team at Legacy Tree Genealogists has been helping clients worldwide discover their roots for over a decade. We're based near the world's largest Family History Library and connected with genealogists and archives around the world, and we love doing what we do! We also love sharing our genealogy tips with our readers.

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8 Essential Tips to Maximize Productivity While Working Remotely

2020. március 26., csütörtök 20:53:16

As employers and employees around the globe scramble to implement and adjust to remote work options in the face of COVID-19, for Legacy Tree employees, it’s just another day “in the office”. Legacy Tree Genealogists has been a remote-based company since its inception in 2004–allowing us to attract top talent regardless of geographical location, access […]

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Legacy Tree Genealogists

The team at Legacy Tree Genealogists has been helping clients worldwide discover their roots for over a decade. We're based near the world's largest Family History Library and connected with genealogists and archives around the world, and we love doing what we do! We also love sharing our genealogy tips with our readers.

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When Life Gives You Lemons: Genealogy Activities for Coronavirus Quarantine

2020. március 19., csütörtök 21:58:04

Social distancing got you down? We’ve compiled a list of genealogy-focused Coronavirus quarantine activities. With social distancing and self-isolation policies implemented around the globe, now is a great time to focus on researching the ancestors that have come before us. Learning about their lives and the struggles they endured can provide perspective, hope, and appreciation […]

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Rachel - Legacy Tree Genealogists Editor

Rachel Popma first became interested in family history at the age of eleven, when her grandmother gave her a stack of papers tracing their family from the Midwest to seventeenth-century New England. Now, as a writer and editor, Rachel loves to help people tell their own family stories. She received her BA in English from Ball State University and her MA in English from the University of Illinois.

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Tips for Using City Directories for Genealogy Research

2020. március 13., péntek 15:25:49

The R.L. Polk company, though not the earliest company to do so, published their first city directory in the 1870s, as a way to centralize community information.  They employed sales associates and census enumerators to go door to door to collect information, sell advertising and make sales for their new directories. These handy guides were […]

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Brenda - Legacy Tree Genealogists Project Manager

Brenda - Legacy Tree Genealogists Project Manager

With thirty years in the library and family history industry, Brenda knows how to look for information in the most interesting places. She loves pulling together documents that provide insight into the lives of ancestors. One document might provide a physical description, while another might contain an ancestor’s signature. Add a newspaper article that contains a description of a wedding or party they attended and you can start to see your family member in a whole new way.

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Charles Booth’s London Poverty Maps: A Glimpse Into the Lives of Your Ancestors

2020. március 5., csütörtök 17:52:38

If your ancestors lived in London at the end of the 1800s, the digitized Booth poverty maps provide fascinating insight into neighborhoods and standards of living in the city. The maps form part of Charles Booth’s, Inquiry into the Life and Labour of the People in London, a study conducted between 1886 and 1903. Booth […]

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Maggie - Legacy Tree Genealogists Project Manager

Maggie Stevenson loves projects combining traditional genealogy and DNA results. She has a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of St Andrews (Scotland) in English Language and Literature. New York and California are her favorite states to research, as well as projects involving Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Italy and Germany.

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RootsTech 2020 Recap: Celebrating 10 Years of Connection

2020. március 2., hétfő 19:18:27

A recap of all the happenings of RootsTech 2020. There was a lot to celebrate this year at RootsTech 2020, and Legacy Tree Genealogists was there for it all. We discovered great stories, connected with friends new and old, shared our genealogy knowledge, and helped commemorate the conference’s 10th anniversary. The theme of RootsTech 2020 […]

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Legacy Tree Genealogists

The team at Legacy Tree Genealogists has been helping clients worldwide discover their roots for over a decade. We're based near the world's largest Family History Library and connected with genealogists and archives around the world, and we love doing what we do! We also love sharing our genealogy tips with our readers.

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Legacy Tree Onsite: Genealogy Research at the Pest County Archives in Budapest, Hungary

2020. február 21., péntek 17:36:37

Legacy Tree Genealogists works with researchers from across the globe to access records for our clients. We asked one of our onsite researchers in Hungary to share an inside look at the resources available for family history research at the Pest County Archives located in Budapest, Hungary. The Pest County Archives | Pest Megyei Levéltár […]

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Legacy Tree Genealogists

The team at Legacy Tree Genealogists has been helping clients worldwide discover their roots for over a decade. We're based near the world's largest Family History Library and connected with genealogists and archives around the world, and we love doing what we do! We also love sharing our genealogy tips with our readers.

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Legacy Tree Genealogists at RootsTech 2020: Schedule of Events

2020. február 13., csütörtök 23:03:07

This year marks the 10th anniversary of RootsTech, the world’s largest family history conference. With hundreds of classes to choose from and keynote speakers like Emmitt Smith and Leigh Anne Tuohy, this milestone anniversary will be filled with education, entertainment and connection as you are immersed in the conference theme of “Discovering the Story of […]

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Amber - Legacy Tree Genealogists

Amber - Legacy Tree Genealogists

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From Hobby to Career: How to Get Hired as a Professional Genealogist

2020. február 13., csütörtök 16:53:38

Looking to take your hobby to the next level? We share insider information on how to get hired as a professional genealogist. Legacy Tree Genealogists is the highest-rated genealogy research firm in the industry, as well as one of Utah’s fastest-growing companies. We could not have gotten to this point without the work of a […]

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Katy - Legacy Tree Genealogists Project Manager

Katy - Legacy Tree Genealogists Project Manager

Earning a bachelor's degree in Family History & Genealogy, along with a natural love of writing, prepared Katy to research and edit with enthusiasm. She loves history, solving mysteries, and helping others discover their heritage. Her expertise is primarily in United States genealogy but she loves exploring family history worldwide and particularly enjoys the variety that being a project manager brings.

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Tying the Knot: Ancestral Marriage Records and Where You Might Find Them

2020. február 7., péntek 15:59:55

Marriage records are a major source of genealogical information since they mark the merging of two families and provide what may be the only source of a married woman’s maiden surname. Searching for maiden names in marriage records is one of the first priorities of all genealogy research. One maiden name brings a whole new […]

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Carolyn - Legacy Tree Genealogists Project Manager

Carolyn is a fantastic genealogist and writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Family History and 20 years of genealogy experience. She's helped clients with tough DNA cases, early Scottish ancestry, finding elusive early Southern U.S. ancestors, and Scandinavian and German ancestry. We love having Carolyn on our team.

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