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As a passionate genealogist, I am delighted to offer both forensic and traditional genealogy research services to help you uncover your fascinating family history.

My 25+ years of experience working as a paralegal combined with 20+ (probably more) years of experience with genealogy research, have provided me with the skills necessary to work on forensic and documentary genealogy research problems.

Forensic research is currently limited to heir searches and land ownership cases (adverse possession, quiet title, gas/mineral rights, etc.).

My personal documentary research is focused in North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Pennsylvania; however, I will conduct family research anywhere in the United States!

🌐 Why Choose Rooty Branches Genealogy Services? 🌐
✔️ Expertise: With years of experience in the field, I possess the knowledge and skills needed to tackle even the most challenging genealogical puzzles.
✔️ Attention to Detail: I leave no stone unturned, meticulously examining records and cross-referencing information to ensure accurate and comprehensive results.
✔️ Confidentiality: I understand the sensitive nature of family history and maintain strict confidentiality throughout the research process.
✔️ Customized Approach: Every family’s story is unique. We tailor our research methods to suit your specific needs and goals, providing a personalized experience.
✔️ Timely Results: We work diligently to deliver results in a timely manner, keeping you informed every step of the way.

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  • Light a Candle

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  • Memberships

    Week 12 – #52Ancestors My goal in this challenge is to write about my ancestors. However, with a lineage full of farmers (which is perhaps a membership itself), I do not have anyone who belonged to any particular club or group of interest. Instead, I’ll discuss membership in genealogy societies. I belong to: National Genealogy…

  • A Bit o’ Luck!

    Week 11 – #52Ancestors My second great-grandfather, Thomas Duvall, served in the Civil War – for just a few days. He enlisted in the 26th NC Regiment, Company A in June 1862. T.M. Duvall filed two Soldier’s Applications for Pension, for pension benefits applicable to “indigent and disabled soldiers of the late war between the…

  • Translation

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