Dianne has over 40 years of genealogy research experience and is best known for completing research for celebrity genealogies for popular television series such as, “Who Do You Think You Are?”, Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s PBS series, “Faces of America,” and the National Geographic hit series, “Lockup Abroad”. 

  • Jamaican Genealogy
  • Jewish Genealogical Specialist
  • Historical Research
  • Photographic and Digital Documentation

Ryan Rockwood’s interest in the genealogy industry began while living in Japan. He was impressed by how the deep reverence for and understanding of one’s ancestors can literally change people’s lives. In pursuit of a career stemming from this interest, Ryan received a bachelor’s degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University with minors in Family History and International Business. His specialties include:

  • Japanese Genealogy Research
  • Japanese Migration
  • Post-1850 Western United States

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. Her areas of specialty include:

  • Genetic Genealogy, DNA, Unknown Parentage
  • African American Genealogy Research
  • Southern United States Genealogy Research
  • Lineage Society Applications

Rachel has a knack for solving tough cases with probate, court, and land records. Her specializations include New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Southern United States. She holds a Bachelor’s in Middle East Studies and Arabic and is working towards a second degree in Family History Research with a specialization in the British Isles.

  • Probate and Courthouse Research
  • 18th and 19th Century Southern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Research
  • Brick Walls and Burned Counties
  • African American Genealogy Research
professional genealogist Brandt Gibson

Brandt is a researcher on the DNA team. He works with both DNA and traditional family history research projects in the US and Canada, and some international projects as well. His areas of expertise are:

  • Unknown Parentage/Adoption DNA research
  • Historic DNA Research (pre-1850)
  • US Research (1850-present)
  • Canada Ancestry Research (1850-present)
forensic genealogist Jacqueline Tritsch

As a Certified Genealogist® with more than 25 years of experience, Jacqueline has become an industry leader in probate succession, intestacy, kinship determination, and due diligence research regarding real estate, insurance, title, trust, and unclaimed property matters. She also specializes in British family history research.

  • Probate Research
  • Forensic Genealogy
  • England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
professional genealogist Robert Call

Robert is an Accredited Genealogist® with a bachelor’s degree in family history and a master’s degree in history. Genealogical methods influenced his master’s thesis which explored the formation process of religious sects in the American Midwest. Robert finds fulfillment in assisting clients in their personal family history discoveries.

  • Midwestern United States
  • Colonial United States
  • Latter Day Saint Genealogy Research
professional genealogist Jessica Howe

Jessica has completed the Boston University Genealogical Study program and is a member of various societies throughout the Southeast. Jessica has been featured in articles for the BBC, most recently for her genetic genealogy research efforts helped reunite Amerasian clients with their previously unidentified G.I. fathers.

  • Deep South Genealogy Research
  • Historical DNA
  • Unknown Parentages Cases
  • Asian Genealogy support
certified genealogist Rebecca Hockaday

Rebecca is a Certifed Genealogist®, a graduate of the ProGen study group, Boston University Genealogical Research Program, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a member of 15 lineage societies. Growing up in South Texas and living abroad, Rebecca can work with records in multiple languages. Her areas of expertise are:

  • African American Genealogy Research
  • Lineage Society Research
  • Colonial American Records
  • Hispanic Ancestry Research
professional genealogist Debra Renard

Debra is a specialist in genetic genealogy for Legacy Tree Genealogists. She also has extensive experience with lineage society projects due to her previous employment as headquarters staff genealogist for the National Society Sons of the American Revolution.

  • Genetic Genealogy and DNA Research
  • Midwestern Genealogy Research
  • Lineage Society Research
  • Identifying Biological Parents/Grandparents
professional genealogist Katy Barnes

Katy has a degree in family history research and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). Bringing ancestors to life through narrative and solving mysteries is her passion. Katy’s areas of research focus are broad, but include:

  • Immigrant Ancestors to the United States
  • Mexico and Other Latin American Genealogy
  • Narrative Biographies
  • Urban U.S. Families
professional genealogist James M. Beidler

James has authored four commercially published books and has lectured across the country for the last 20 years. He is considered the leading expert on German genealogy, particularly the “First Wave” immigrants known as the Pennsylvania Germans.

  • German Genealogy Research
  • Expert on Newspaper Research for Genealogy
  • Historical Maps Research
professional genealogist Gretchen Jorgensen

Gretchen specializes in genetic genealogy and DNA analysis, and particularly enjoys complicated projects combining autosomal and Y-DNA results with traditional research. She holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Colorado State University, and spent her first career as a Software Engineer. Her education and prior career experience developed skill in problem solving which  are invaluable in genealogical research.

  • Genetic Genealogy and DNA Analysis
  • Danish Ancestry Research
professional genealogist Mckenna Cooper

Mckenna is currently finishing a Master’s degree in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. She finds writing and editing particularly rewarding and enjoys the challenge of tracing families across the globe.

  • Former Austro-Hungarian Empire (Czech, Slovak, Hungarian)
  • England Genealogy
  • Scotland Genealogy
  • French-Canadian Ancestry Research

Teddy was born in Silesia. He specialized in “Supralibros” in Private Collections of the 16th to 18th centuries. In 1999, he received his Master of Library and Information Science. In 2003, Teddy became an Accredited Genealogist specializing in Polish research, including all partitions of the former Commonwealth of Poland, awarded by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen).

  • Polish Genealogy Research
  • Fluent in Polish, German and English
  • Reads Latin, Russian Cyrillic and so-called Kurrent and Sütterlin (old German scripts)

Vladimir began helping others build their family history after he found his ancestors in the 5th generation and built a family tree of more than 200 people. The hobby turned into a journey through the history of Ukraine and surrounding countries. Vladimir began work with Legacy Tree Genealogists in 2017, and since this time, has helped in many client research projects.

  • Ukrainian Genealogy
  • Russian Genealogy
  • Family Crest Research

With nearly 40 years experience as a genealogist and bachelor’s degrees in history and geography, Mark knows genealogy inside and out. His experience ranges from the U.S. to Italy to Australia and back again.

  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Poland & Other Eastern Europe
  • Denmark
  • Italian Genealogy

Michele is a professional genealogist and researcher interested in local Italian traditions and culture. His passion for genealogy began in 1984, right as he stepped into the Municipal Archives in his hometown Padula, a small town in the province of Salerno, Campania region, in Southern Italy.

  • Thirty years of experience researching Italian archives: e.g civil, parish, diocesan, notarial
  • Familiar with the reading of Vernacular books
  • Ten years of experience researching Italian emigrants abroad (USA, Brazil, Argentina)

Shauna has over 35 years of genealogy research experience, and also holds a Master of Arts in Australian Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Library Science and a Diploma in Family Historical Studies from the Society of Australian Genealogists. She is a Fellow of the Queensland Family History Society; a recipient of the Australian Society of Archivists Distinguished Achievement Award and the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations’ Services to Family History Award.

  • Australian Genealogy Research

Giancarlo grew up hearing stories about the Brazilian Federalist Revolution (1893-1895) from his grandfathers and made his first family tree at the age of 12, to understand and organize who was who in those stories. Since then, Giancarlo has never stopped working in genealogy and has been doing it professionally for ten years.

  • Heir & Probate
  • Brazilian Genealogy
  • Jewish Immigration to Brazil
professional genealogist Michelle Chubenko

With over 25 years of genealogy experience, Michelle enjoys solving challenging research projects. She loves helping others break through genealogy “brick walls” and discover their heritage.

  • Ukrainian, Lemko, and Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy
  • Central European Genealogy
  • Eastern European Genealogy
  • Mid-Atlantic & Southern United States Genealogy
certified genealogist Marissa Gardner

An accredited genealogist with a degree in family history, Marissa’s portfolio includes research on high-profile celebrities for shows such as Who Do You Think You Are? Marissa’s love of history and focus on detail provides clients with answers to even the most difficult research questions.

  • Jewish Genealogy Research in Eastern Europe
  • Russian, Poland, France, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Lithuanian Genealogy
  • Accredited as a German Genealogy Researcher through ICAPGen
professional genealogist Paul Woodbury

Paul is a genealogy dynamo. With a university degree focused on genetics and a minor in family history, Paul is at the forefront of the genealogy field. As an aside, he can also name any country and its capital on a map.

  • Genetic Genealogy and DNA Research
  • Sweden Genealogy, Norwegian Ancestry Research
  • French Family History
  • Spain, Mexico and South American Genealogy Research
professional genealogist Kate Eakman

Kate grew up hearing Civil War stories at her father’s knee and fell in love with history and genealogy at an early age. With a master’s degree in history and over 20 years experience as a genealogist, Kate has worked her magic on hundreds of family trees and narratives.

  • Native American Genealogy
  • U.S. Civil War & Victorian America
  • Irish Genealogy, British Genealogy, Scottish Genealogy
  • Narrative Biographies

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