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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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    Week 9 of #52Ancestors Some of the most interesting, and sometimes the saddest, stories are discovered when researching ancillary ancestors. For this week’s theme of “Gone Too Soon” I immediately thought of my half great uncle, Pleasant Chappell, and his wife, Mollie. Pleasant was my great grandfather’s second child, his first son, and the first…

  • I Can (Almost) Identify. . .My Great Grandfather

    Week 8 – #52Ancestors One of my ongoing research projects is to identify my maternal great grandfather. We have always known that my grandfather’s father was not the man who raised him, despite his using the last name of his stepfather. In the course of my research, I identified my great grandmother’s first husband and…

  • The Outcast

    Week 7 – #52Ancestors The theme this week is Outcast – I immediately thought of my grand-uncle, John Delp. John was born in February 1888, to Rush Delp and Anna Witt.1 I have found only three documents relating to his existence, but they tell a sad story. By 1910, John was a patient at the…

  • Our Ancestors’ Social Media

    Week 6 – #52Ancestors How many of us now depend on social media? I have connected with other genealogists in various Facebook groups. I share information and photos on Instagram. Both of these apps also allow me to keep in contact with family members who live in other states, and even on other continents. What…

  • Right place, wrong county!

    Week 5 of #52Ancestors in 52 Weeks – This week’s theme is “Oops”! When I was a brand new at genealogy research, my first “project” was to request a copy of my father’s birth certificate. Keep in mind that this was decades ago – way before information was available online. My father was born in…