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Legacy Tree

Professional genealogists and family history researchers for hire

Legacy Tree Onsite: So, You Have an Alberta Ancestor?

2020. november 24., kedd 18:07:32

Legacy Tree Genealogists works with researchers from across the globe to access records for our clients. We asked one of our onsite researchers located in Alberta, Canada to share an overview of the various archives available to research your Alberta ancestry. If you have ancestors that hail from Alberta Canada, this article will share the […]

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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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5 Tips for Writing a Good Genealogy Report

2020. november 21., szombat 3:09:14

Whether you are writing up a genealogy report for a client, for your family, or just to document your research for future researchers to understand what has already been done, writing a genealogy report can be tricky. We share five tips to writing a cohesive genealogy report. Why write a genealogy report? Most professionals will […]

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Mckenna - Legacy Tree Genealogists Researcher

Mckenna has always loved history, culture, and languages, which made family history a perfect fit. Currently pursuing a master's degree in genealogy, she has a special love for Czech research after living there for more than a year and learning the language. Mckenna specializes in Eastern European research and finds writing and editing particularly rewarding. She enjoys the challenge of piecing families together one puzzle piece at a time.

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The Journey of DNA’s Inheritance Paths: X-DNA and Autosomal DNA

2020. november 16., hétfő 7:16:23

The stories in this article demonstrate how X-DNA and autosomal DNA can be used to solve research problems based on DNA inheritance patterns. *This article originally appeared in NGS Magazine, and is reprinted with permission The DNA in humans today has taken a far- ranging journey from ancestors of long ago. The stories in this […]

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Paul - Legacy Tree Genealogists Researcher

Paul - Legacy Tree Genealogists Researcher

From a young age, Paul Woodbury fell in love with genealogy research. To pursue his passion for this field, he studied genetics and family history at Brigham Young University. To aid in his desire to share his knowledge with others, he has also received a masters degree in instructional design and educational technology from the University of Utah. Paul currently works as a DNA team lead at Legacy Tree Genealogists where he has helped to solve hundreds of genetic genealogy cases. In addition to genetic genealogy, Paul specializes in French, Spanish, and Scandinavian research and regularly presents on topics for these areas. is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he studied genetics and family history. He specializes in genetic genealogy (DNA research), French, Spanish, Swedish and Norwegian genealogy research.

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Stories Worth Telling: The Saibara Story in Texas

2020. november 6., péntek 19:17:17

What untold immigration stories are waiting to be discovered in your family history? We share the story of Japanese immigrant, Seito Saibara. The history of America is an interlacing web of immigration stories from all over the world, many still untold. Every pioneer, either celebrated in life or silent to the grave, has a story […]

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Ryan - Legacy Tree Genealogists Project Manager

Ryan Rockwood has devoted his life and professional endeavors to helping people all over the world discover and connect with their families. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Japanese and minors in Family History and Global Business, Ryan has primarily provided genealogical support for the Japanese American community, specializing in Japanese immigration. He has since enjoyed interacting with clients with various heritages as a project manager.

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Meet Sheri, Project Manager for Legacy Tree Genealogists

2020. november 4., szerda 0:17:24

Sheri’s passion for genealogy shows up in her DNA ancestry results—along with her pilgrim and pioneer heritage. Working with her grandmother at a young age, she helped her grandmother complete their family’s four-generation pedigree chart. This experience of bringing the names to life with each personal history and story left a lasting impact on Sheri […]

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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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Meet Marie, Project Manager for Legacy Tree Genealogists

2020. november 2., hétfő 21:11:44

Meet Marie, one of Legacy Tree Genealogists talented project managers!  Marie’s interest in genealogy began when she unexpectedly uncovered her grandfather’s secret past, which included a name change, a previously unknown family, and several other shocking surprises. This experience, from research to discovery, to meeting new family, and sharing family history, inspired Marie to turn […]

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Legacy Tree Onsite: 7 Overlooked Irish Genealogy Resources You Should Be Using

2020. október 30., péntek 3:03:26

Legacy Tree Genealogists works with researchers from across the globe to access records for our clients. We asked one of our researchers located in Cork, Ireland to share an overview of overlooked Irish genealogy resources that you may be missing. Irish genealogy research has a reputation for being difficult, due to the substantial loss of […]

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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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Details in the Graves: Using Tombstone Symbolism to Unlock your Ancestor’s History

2020. október 24., szombat 4:37:44

“What does the symbol on my ancestors’ gravestone mean?” Our guide to gravestone symbols may just contain the answer you’re looking for! This time of year, cemeteries hold a certain appeal due to their association with the macabre, but for the dutiful family historian, the tombstones of our ancestors can provide leads to untapped records.  If you […]

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Rachel - Legacy Tree Genealogists Project Manager

Rachel holds a Bachelor’s in Middle East Studies and Arabic and is working towards a second degree in Family History Research from Brigham Young University-Idaho. She has worked in the genealogy field for the past five years helping people break through their brick walls using both DNA and traditional research. She has a knack for solving tough cases with probate, court, and land records and her regional expertise is in the Southern United States, New Jersey, and New York.

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Guarding Against Presentism: How Historical Facts (Should) Affect Your Research Strategy

2020. október 16., péntek 3:00:22

Understanding social and historical context can be critical at guarding against presentism and inaccurate assumptions in your genealogy research. Understanding Social Context  Last year, I attended a genealogy-oriented writers’ workshop where we discussed crafting family histories and biographies. As a case study on which to practice, our instructor, Dr. Amy Harris (check her out on Instagram, @familyhistoryprof), presented […]

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Katy - Legacy Tree Genealogists Senior Researcher & Editor

Katy - Legacy Tree Genealogists Senior Researcher & Editor

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 and Latin American genealogy but she loves exploring family history worldwide and particularly enjoys the variety that being an editor brings.

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Legacy Tree Once Again Named to Utah100 List of State’s Fastest-Growing Companies

2020. október 13., kedd 22:39:31

Legacy Tree Genealogists has once again been named to MountainWest Capital Network’s (MWCN) 2020 Utah 100, the annual list of the state’s fastest-growing companies. This marks the fourth year in a row the genealogy research firm has been recognized. MWCN’s exclusive awards program brings together investors, entrepreneurs and professional service providers while recognizing Utah’s 100 […]

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