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Legacy Tree

Professional genealogists and family history researchers for hire

Searching for Sarah: Strategies for Researching Female Ancestors

2021. szeptember 23., csütörtök 18:51:54

Legacy Tree Genealogists’ Geneil Breeze specializes in finding unknown ancestors. In this article, we discover some tips for identifying women in historical records by learning how cultural differences worldwide affect names and naming practices.  There she was, listed as head of household on the 1850 Census for Greene County, Missouri: Sarah Singletary, age 49, my […]

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Geneil - Editor at Legacy Tree Genealogists

Geneil has a degree in English from Brigham Young University and has worked in the publishing industry for more than 25 years. Most recently she worked for the Indiana Historical Society editing the society’s family history journal and historical children’s books. She has also written many family history articles and has been a ghostwriter for a memoir/autobiography service. She and her husband have three grown children and two grandsons.

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How to Get More from Today’s Genealogy Events & Meetings

2021. szeptember 11., szombat 0:25:07

Legacy Tree Genealogists’ James (Jim) Beidler discusses the changing landscape of genealogy events and meetings and offers tips on how to get the most out of these modern, largely online, learning opportunities.  Genealogy events have certainly changed over the years. In the past, local meetings often had speakers who were knowledgeable but sometimes had less […]

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Jim - Legacy Tree Genealogists Editor

Jim has earned a reputation as an author, columnist and lecturer specializing in Germans, Pennsylvania and newspapers - the last in part because he was a first-career newspaper copy editor. His other specialties come from being born (and lived most of his life) in Pennsylvania and having an ancestry filled with almost nothing but Germans. He's happy to return to his editing roots with Legacy Tree Genealogists.

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Tracing Cherokee Ancestors with DNA, Tribal Citizenship, and Cherokee Rolls

2021. szeptember 8., szerda 19:57:19

As genealogists, we’re often asked to research the likelihood and details of a client’s Native American heritage. Legacy Tree Genealogists’ researcher Michelle Carroll digs deeper into her journey and successful strategies when tracing her Cherokee ancestors. If you believe that you may have Cherokee ancestors and have always wanted to know more, let me encourage […]

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Michelle - Researcher with Legacy Tree Genealogists

Michelle loves using a combination of genetic genealogy and traditional research to help clients break through genealogy brick walls. In addition to a bachelor's degree in teaching, she holds a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. Michelle's own diverse background has resulted in a breadth of genealogical knowledge to offer clients including French Canadian/Acadian, Cherokee, African American, and Norwegian ancestry research.

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Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861–1865

2021. augusztus 27., péntek 22:15:17

Legacy Tree Genealogists’ Adrienne Abiodun provides information about the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, and offers some tips on how to become a member. She uses her own personal experience to explain how joining a lineage society can be a rewarding way to honor one’s ancestors. Between 1861–1865, the War […]

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Adrienne - Legacy Tree Genealogists Researcher

Adrienne is an energetic researcher who loves challenging genealogical research projects. In addition to her 19 years of genealogy experience, she's obtained a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. She most enjoys research in areas involving DNA, unknown parentage, African American genealogy, Southern U.S. and lineage society applications.

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Tips and Resources for Researching Ashkenazic Jewish Names

2021. augusztus 20., péntek 19:16:18

One of our genealogists provides tips on researching Ashkenazic Jewish names. Ashkenazic refers to a group of Jewish Europeans who migrated to Eastern Europe around the 12th century. Discover valuable resources and techniques to help you better understand your family’s heritage. Jewish genealogy can present some unique challenges, particularly when figuring out our ancestors’ names. […]

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Heather - Editor at Legacy Tree Genealogists

Heather Dubnick is an editor and researcher with a focus on Jewish genealogy, both Ashkenazi and Sephardic, as well as New England, New York, and Colorado research. She completed the BU Certificate Program in May 2016 and ProGen in November 2017. She has a doctorate in Spanish and a master’s in Library and Information Science.

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Tips to Identify Women in Historical Records

2021. augusztus 13., péntek 8:19:33

Legacy Tree Genealogists’ Jessica Howe specializes in finding unknown ancestors. In this article, we discover some tips for identifying women in historical records by learning how cultural differences worldwide affect names and naming practices. Suppose you have searched for female relatives in online databases. In that case, there is a good chance you’ve come across […]

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Jessica - Legacy Tree Genealogists Researcher

Jessica has been doing genealogy research for almost 25 years. She specializes in DNA-related research, Deep South and unknown parentage projects. Her passion to help others find the answers to their family history mysteries has provided her an opportunity to help countless clients all over the world.

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5 Roles We Can Play to Help Preserve Our Family History

2021. augusztus 5., csütörtök 21:55:00

Genealogy is not only about researching family history, it’s about pulling the family closer together with a common interest. Legacy Tree Genealogists’ Ryan Rockwood explains how family tree research is often a family affair in which family members assume their unique and valuable roles. A few weeks ago, my wife tragically lost her grandpa Tom […]

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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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Legacy Tree Onsite: Finding Your Ancestors in Scotland – An Introduction to the Main Records and Archives

2021. július 30., péntek 5:58:17

Let’s say you trace your family tree and discover your ancestors were born in Scotland. Where do you go from there? One of our onsite researchers provides some tips and explains that the amount of information you can find depends on when your ancestors left Scotland. Birth, Marriage, Death and Census Records   The primary sources […]

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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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Connecting Generations Through Family History

2021. július 22., csütörtök 18:34:54

Legacy Tree Genealogists’ Sheri Bennett provides some personal insight into how the love for genealogy can spread from one generation to the next. What starts as an interest shared by family can become an incurable obsession that spreads from one generation to the next. Genealogy begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, sometimes continues as […]

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Sheri Legacy Tree Genealogists Researcher

Sheri has been a professional genealogist for over 12 years. She believes that every person has a story and loves to discover the details of their ancestors’ lives. She enjoys compiling books for clients with their family story and legacy. She earned a degree in Family History from Brigham Young University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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Solved! When Your Relative Does Not Appear as a DNA Match

2021. július 15., csütörtök 9:33:00

Genealogy can be fun and rewarding, but it can also be frustrating when you encounter problems that don’t seem to make sense. What do you do if your family member’s DNA doesn’t seem to match your own? Legacy Tree Genealogists’ Adrienne Abiodun explains how you can solve this all-too-common problem. The Problem Most of us […]

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Adrienne - Legacy Tree Genealogists Researcher

Adrienne is an energetic researcher who loves challenging genealogical research projects. In addition to her 19 years of genealogy experience, she's obtained a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. She most enjoys research in areas involving DNA, unknown parentage, African American genealogy, Southern U.S. and lineage society applications.

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