Allison McCord, one of our great Project Managers, shared a neat, goosebump inducing, personal story with us the other day. It's such a neat feeling to be in the same physical space your ancestors once walked in!Here's what Allison has to say:Primary source documents are the lifeblood of genealogy. Filled with cold, hard facts, these documents provide evidence that researchers use to collect, analyze, and then make conclusions. Personal identity, parental linkage, or biographical details are some of the possible conclusions drawn by genealogists from these essential documents.In the case of this particular World War I Registration Card, this primary source document led to an amazing, personal discovery.Robert Luther Harman was an elusive great grandfather and I was overjoyed to find that this document supplied many previously unknown facts about him. I quickly glanced past his current address, instead focusing on his exact birthdate.Some time later, my son and I …Read more
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Estate research - also known as probate research or forensic genealogy - isn't new. Here's what you can expect when you hire our team of forensic genealogists.Colonel "Jim" Smith, a millionaire farmer from Georgia, died without a will in 1916. People were eager to prove they were his next of kin and hired lawyers to try to do it! Estate research has been around for a long, long time.Legacy Tree Genealogists: The Trusted Probate Research FirmIf you're interested in hiring Legacy Tree Genealogists for estate research, also called probate research, forensic genealogy, heirship research, or heir searching, here's some helpful information:Legacy Tree has experience working with Public Administrators, court-appointed administrators, individual executors, and even geneticists in their quest to account for heirs of common ancestors.Unlike many probate research companies, we do not work on a commission that takes a percentages of the estate. Each hour is billed and …Read more
March and St. Patrick's Day trigger a flurry of Irish genealogical activity every year. It's a great time to focus on those lines that have Irish ancestry!MyHeritage.com is offering free access to part of their Irish records collection this weekend (through 17 March2014). Ancestry.com has some information about new additions to their Irish collections as well as a discussion about Irish DNA. If you've already begun writing your Irish story, FamilySearch.org has a great place to add your photos and memories. Below you'll find an article that was originally written as part of our Resources series available on our website. The sites listed below are a few of the options available today as companies are constantly adding records to their online databases and Irish records are no exception!__________________Getting Your Irish Ancestor Across the OceanFinding an Irish immigrant’s area of origin can be challenging, but there are several Irish, U.S., and Canadian records that …Read more
As a Project Manager with Legacy Tree Genealogists, one of the best parts of my job is seeing the amazing things we are able to do for our clients. Clients come to us with questions, genealogy tangles, and often with a pile of old documents they don’t even know what to do with. We take these muddled ingredients and turn them into something beautiful and meaningful for the client and their family.One of the most memorable projects that recently came across my desk involved a client who came to us with Chinese and Japanese immigrant ancestry as well as Southern American heritage, all in one pedigree. She had already gathered quite a collection of family documents in Chinese and Japanese, although she couldn’t read them, and just wanted to learn as much as she could about her entire varied heritage. Looking over everything, we decided that a project mostly focused on U.S. records would help her learn more about her immigrant ancestors and prepare the lines for research in their …Read more