Sponsored: Let Professional Genealogists Help You Discover Your Family History

by | Apr. 18, 2018

This article is sponsored by Price Geneology.

When you choose Price Genealogy to investigate your family lines, you are showing your desire for genealogical research and services by a team of world-class researchers who focus on results and breaking through your brick walls. Our local researchers use the resources of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, which is just a block away from our offices. We also conduct research in most areas of the world and have agents in many countries and all states with local experience. With over 40 years in the business, we have successfully traced thousands of clients’ family trees. Many of our happy clients have worked with us for years, even decades.

Consider a few testimonials and success stories from satisfied people:

“How very impressed I was with your report! It was incredible to read the names of people you have never met but owe a great deal to.”—Cathy, Maryland

 “We had seemingly reached the end of the trail several times as we pursued our family history. But personal consultations with Price Genealogy immediately extended several of our family lines back many generations. We have now cracked several lines which appeared dead ends. We are so grateful for such sound professional help.”—Francis, Massachusetts

Richard Price, president of Price Genealogy (formerly Price and Associates), pondered a couple of the many fantastic successes that occur almost daily. Recently, Jordan of Salt Lake City, Utah requested research on his ancestor Cosman Erzberger, who married in Canterbury, England in 1692. When wed he stated that he came from around Basel, Switzerland, and prospects of finding him could be very difficult. As our researcher sought his baptism in many churches in Basel, two Cosman Erzberger’s were found who were born about the right time. Through much skill, the correct Cosman was determined, and his line was traced back to 1525, with several new ancestors found. But that was not all. In 1425, Bertzschin Erzberger arrived in Basel from Liestel, a small village nearby, and was granted citizenship. This exciting discovery appears to connect the Erzberger’s over many centuries. What sometimes seems like an impossibility, is often achieved by experienced researchers.

Another wonderful breakthrough happened in April 2018. Julie of Maryland had recently married Kenneth.  He was baptized into the LDS church in September 2017. As he began working on his family history, he never knew his birth father and wanted to find out who he was. His mother was uncertain about his father’s identity. So Kenny’s DNA was tested and matches were sought. Four possible “siblings or cousins” showed up as DNA matches. These individuals were sought in social media and their father was identified. Kenny asked his mother if this man could have been his father. She indicated that he most likely was. Then photographs of the father were found online and Kenny looks more like the father than his three proposed half-brothers do. This opens the door to Kenny’s ancestry and new-found family.

Another amazing story is of Jean from Manitoba, Canada. For many years, Price Genealogy had been researching her family lines. She was born in London during World War II and had been put up for adoption. She now wanted her biological line traced. The family who adopted her took her to their home in Canada, where she grew up. Eventually, with research by Price Genealogy, her biological mother was found, and gratefully was still living at age 80. The mother had had five children during the war, but could not care for them, so they went to foster homes. As time passed this mother was able to bring her children together from their foster homes and reunited them. But they had never been able to locate Jean who had gone to Canada. Price Genealogy located them all and reunited them with sister Jean. The client wrote, “I cannot thank you enough for the part you played in finding my living relatives. Today I spoke with my sister Mary. The warmth in her voice dissolved any fears I had. Thank you once again.” She was able to visit London and be reunited with her birth mother and siblings, and to discover a long-lost family that she previously knew nothing about.

Richard Price filled out his first pedigree chart at age six and became hooked on genealogy in a Sunday school class at age 12. As a teenager, his grandparents frequently took him to the genealogy library in Mesa, Arizona. When 16, his father took him to the New England Historic and Genealogical Library in Boston. He began studying the life of his colonial ancestor, Reverend John Lathrop, and eventually published a monograph about him. He received an MA in Family and Community History from BYU in 1984. What began as a hobby, became a career.

Richard has hired numerous talented researchers and helped them establish their professional careers. Some of these people have joined Richard in the leading ranks of genealogical expertise today. Many of the great things happening in the field today are under the leadership and inspiration of people who Richard hired and mentored.

He has been a leader in the field, having been a co-founder and past president of the Association of Professional Genealogist (APG). He has conducted extensive research onsite in the British Isles and in Germany.  Having read thousands of research reports from all over the world, he knows what leads to success with even the most challenging of genealogical brick walls. He and his office staff also have many years of experience, specializing in ancestral and descendancy research, and pedigree analysis, including DNA research. The company is dedicated to solving the most perplexing genealogical puzzles.

Give Price Genealogy (www.pricegen.com) the opportunity to discuss your family history. Increase your interest, knowledge in and love of your ancestors.

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