I'M LAURA, A PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGIST
I help people discover their family histories and solve family mysteries. Everyone has a story. Let's discover yours!
You are the dream of many ancestors. You are the product of so much more than just your mom and your dad. Think about the sacrifices and the struggles, the love and the endurance, the hopes and the aspirations, that all led to you. Potentially 1,024 direct ancestors in just 10 generations!
Perhaps you're just starting to think about those who came before you. Maybe you have begun to explore your family history and got overwhelmed along the way. You may be a seasoned family historian looking for a fresh perspective or new inspiration. You might be looking for broad research about your family tree or have a specific question about a person, time, or place. Whether you are just getting started or working through a complex brickwall, we can help with custom, personalized research.
Patti C. - Georgia, United States
“Laura helped me solve the biggest mystery of my life, my biological paternity. She was very thorough with researching my DNA matches and locating documents to help prove theories. Laura kept me involved in the process and gave me "projects", such as sending letters, and requesting documents. This made me feel like I was part of the discovery. Not only was she true to her research roots, she wasn't afraid of going out on a limb and testing new theories.”
WHAT IS GENEALOGY?
Merriam Webster defines genealogy as, "an account of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or from older forms." Simply, genealogy is the study of family history and lineage, tracing the ancestry and descendants of individuals and families. It involves the collection and analysis of records, such as birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, wills, deeds, census records, and other historical documents to determine relationships between individuals and generations. Genealogy can also involve genetic testing to identify shared DNA and ancestral origins.
WHY DOES YOUR GENEALOGY MATTER?
Genealogy is an important part of understanding our family history and our identities. It helps us to understand who we are and where we come from, and to appreciate the experiences and contributions of our ancestors. Knowing our roots can also help us to form a better understanding of current events and the world around us.
Genealogy helps to bridge the gap between generations, allowing us to keep our family's stories and traditions alive for future generations. It can be a source of pride and joy, as we explore and celebrate our family's accomplishments.
Genealogy can help us connect with other family members we didn't know we had or didn't know how to previously identify or locate.
WHY HIRE A PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGIST?
Hiring a professional genealogist can help you gain a deeper understanding of your family's history, overcome research hurdles, and save time and effort in your research.
Professional genealogists have extensive knowledge and experience in the field. They are trained in research methodologies, historical analysis, and document interpretation. They may have access to specialized databases and archives that may not be available to the general public. Professional genealogists are experts in overcoming research "brick walls" that can halt progress in your family history research. They are experienced in working with difficult-to-find or rare records. Professional genealogists can provide high-quality research and analysis of your family history. They can provide detailed reports, charts, and family trees that are well researched and well-documented.
As professional genealogists, we will work with you to uncover the stories, people, and events in your family's history. We can help to identify research questions, develop a research plan, and provide guidance on where to look for information.