It is our privilege to reunite individuals and families with their ancestors through genealogical research. Our team of professional genealogists are experienced in tracing family trees and helping clients discover their heritage.
Early European Records
In Europe, the earliest records of individuals and families generally began in the 1500s and were kept by the local parish priest. By the 1800s, many governments required these ministers to send duplicate copies of their church books (baptisms, marriages, confirmations and burials) to them in order to keep track of the population. By the late 1800s, many governments began Civil Registrations of births, marriages, and deaths themselves. In places like Hungary for example, Civil Registration of births, marriages and deaths began in the fall of 1895.
Genealogy Researchers & Immigration
Because the local churches were the custodians of the only records of ordinary people for hundreds of years, it is essential to know the name of your ancestor’s hometown before you begin tracing family trees in European records. Our genealogy researchers understand historical immigration patterns, know what records to look for and how to identify your ancestor’s hometown. Whether your family immigrated from a southern European country like Italy, Spain or Portugal, or from Central or Eastern Europe, we have a phenomenal success rate at finding ancestral hometowns while tracing family trees.
Onsite Genealogy Research
We have access to Church and Civil records from countries across Central Europe including France, Germany, and Poland, to name only a few. Many of these records are available through the world-renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA).
In some cases, records are only accessible through on-site research in various archives in Europe. We have established a worldwide network of on-site researchers to acquire and translate genealogical records. Some of these records have not been viewed since the time they were recorded and would not be accessible by any other means, and are essential in tracing family trees.