*shared with client permissionWhat's in a name? Plenty, when you're dealing with name changes in genealogy research! We share how to overcome the obstacle of aliases in your family history research!A fascinating recent project for Legacy Tree Genealogists involved a search for the parents of William Thomas Rowe, born about 1855, probably in Baltimore, Maryland, who married Susan Cecelia O’Hagen and died in 1894 in Washington, DC. The client provided the information that William was a bricklayer, and she had found him in city directories of Washington, DC, living at 103 K Street NW (1879–1881), at 1124 N. Capital Street (1884, 1885, 1887), and at 1122 N. Capital Street (1887, 1888, 1891). William T. Rowe’s death certificate showed he died 10 September 1894 at 1122 N. Capital Street in Washington, DC. The client also referred to a possible match in the 1860 census of Washington, DC, for five-year-old William Rowe and three-year-old Mary Rowe in the household of John Schinners …Read more
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At Legacy Tree Genealogists, we are often contacted by individuals seeking assistance in finding information regarding biological family members. Utilizing advancements in genetic genealogy and thorough genealogical research, we have helped many clients find closure. However, for many, the journey does not end at identifying their birth mother, birth father or siblings. We consulted with industry experts Richard Weiss of DNAAdoption.org and Curry Wolfe, for insight and guidance into the next question that often arises—"How do I contact my birth parent?”Searching for birth parents has never been easy. In many states it was almost impossible. Searching was filled with frustrations, disappointments, and brick walls. Then came DNA testing, a new avenue to find your genetic family. All kinds of questions about using DNA to search come to mind; could it really work, what do I do first, which company to use, what do I do with the results, how long will it take, are there people to help …Read more
Tips from one of our professional genealogists for getting responses from your DNA cousin matches.It happens to all of us.You see you have new DNA cousin matches, and you get excited. Maybe they have a brick-wall surname you recognize, or maybe they’re a really close match, or maybe they’re in an area where you think your ancestors may have lived. You do a genealogy happy dance, and you send them a message.And then you wait. And wait. And wait. And nothing happens.It’s frustrating, isn’t it? You need these cousins, and you just can’t reach them. You don’t know what went wrong, or whether they even received the messages. Genealogy is generally fun, but this part is no party.Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve the odds of getting a response from DNA cousins. We have a whole team of professional genealogists who specialize in adoptee/unknown parentage cases, so getting cousins to reply is critical. Today, we’re sharing our best secrets for getting DNA …Read more
Once again, Legacy Tree Genealogists has been named to the Utah100, MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN)’s annual list of 100 fastest-growing companies, this time moving up to rank as 46th on the list. The company was recognized at the 24th annual Utah 100 Awards program, held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Recipients of the Utah 100 were chosen by the percentage of revenue increase of each company between 2013 and 2017.“We are excited to receive this recognition once again,” said Jessica Taylor, founder and president of Legacy Tree Genealogists. “Our continued 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 …Read more