Imagine you are preparing to build your dream home. You have spent years working hard to save money and resources. You have investigated different floor plans and found that perfect piece of land. The time has arrived to start building. Now imagine that your builder shows up without any engineering or architectural plans, but with a truck full of random 2x4s, a collection of various windows, and a pile of leftover bricks. Without guidance from a plan, the builder throws together your dream home willy-nilly. This scenario is comparable to conducting genealogical research without first preparing a research plan. Sure, it is easy to throw ancestral names into various search engines, click the start button and see what rises to the surface. But this method can lead to assigning the wrong people to your family and almost always misses important records about your ancestors. The final product looks much like that randomly-built and dangerous house our builder built. A better strategy …Read more
Hand-picked, tested and trained, our professional genealogist team knows how to find your story. We search the world for answers. Find the un-findable. And we’re experts at everything from tracking down rare international records to analyzing DNA test results. Based near the world’s largest family history library in downtown Salt Lake City, we also work with researchers and archives around the globe. Contact us today if you would like help discovering your ancestors!
Your feedback is important to us! Please take a moment to rate us by clicking here. In 2001, Congress passed a bill declaring October as Family History Month in the United States. To celebrate, we've compiled some of our most popular blog articles to assist you in learning more about your family history. Celebrating Family History Month Check out our article on 8 Ways to Celebrate Family History Month to kick off this month-long celebration of your ancestry and heritage. Involve your children or grandchildren to get them excited about their heritage as well! DNA - Changing the Future of Genealogy By analyzing DNA we are able to gather information regarding individuals' shared heritage, far beyond the basic haplogroup. In many cases DNA testing has helped clients break through genealogy brick walls, like in this case, How the X-Chromosome Solved a 100-Year-Old Adoption Mystery. By combining thorough genealogy research with DNA analysis, we have helped many clients reunite …Read more
Legacy Tree Genealogists announced today it was named to the 2017 Utah 100, MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN)’s annual list of the 100 fastest-growing companies in Utah. The company was honored at the 23rd annual Utah 100 Awards program, held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. “We are excited to receive this recognition,” said Jessica Taylor, founder and president of Legacy Tree Genealogists. “This growth wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of each member of our team and their commitment to provide consistently high-quality research for our clients.” Founded in 2004, Legacy Tree Genealogists provides full-service genealogical research for clients worldwide, helping them break through genealogy “brick walls” and create beautiful narratives for family history books. The Legacy Tree team also provides essential DNA analysis, connects clients with their ancestral origins and much more. Recipients of the Utah 100 were chosen by the percentage of revenue increase …Read more
*This story is shared with client permission. Through DNA analysis we are able to gather information regarding individuals' shared heritage, far beyond the basic haplogroup. DNA testing, combined with thorough genealogy research, has helped clients break through genealogy brick walls including difficult-to-trace ancestors, determining an ancestor’s ethnicity, and solving family mysteries that would otherwise be impossible to investigate due to lack of records. With client permission, we share the following reunion made possible through DNA analysis. Susie’s Story In December 2015, Susie W. came to Legacy Tree Genealogists requesting a DNA analysis to help identify her biological father. Susie lives in Papua New Guinea, a small island country north of Australia, with her husband and six children. Her mother is fully Papua New Guinean. Growing up, Susie always felt that she looked and acted differently from the rest of her siblings. She asked her mother questions about her roots, …Read more