Tristan L. Tolman, AG®, the owner, is a professional genealogist, author, editor, and publisher. She has a bachelor's degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University and received her accreditation in genealogy research in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic States through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). Tristan has been actively involved in the genealogical field for over 25 years. She has served on the ICAPGen Board as the
first vice chair and on the Nominations Committee of the
Association of Professional Genealogists. She currently serves on
the board of directors of the Utah Genealogical Association. She has written curriculum for the Family History degree programs at BYU-Idaho and BYU-Provo and was co-editor of Becoming an Excellent Genealogist: Essays on Professional Research Skills (2012). Tristan loves working with clients and enjoys being on the research team of the award-winning television series, Relative Race. She is a member in good standing of ICAPGen, the National Genealogical Society, the Utah Genealogical Association, and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Tristan specializes in U.S. genealogical research, writing personal and family histories, and preparing genealogical information for publication. She and her husband Blair are the parents of five children.
"It is with pleasure I share some thoughts on working with Tristan. I have worked on my husband's genealogy off and on for over 25 years, and always found myself right back to the very same spot...a brick wall, a lot of frustration, and feeling like I would never accomplish my goal of discovering the story behind my husband's family! Very little has ever been known about his ancestry starting 2 generations back. When I hit the brick wall this time, I determined this research was far beyond my abilities and knew it was time to find someone with more experience and expertise to help us out. So I began a search which ultimately led me to Tristan, and what a blessing it has been to work with her! One of the first things that drew me to her was her respect for, and attention to, how our funds were spent in the research projects. It didn't take long, however, for me to see that Tristan has great enthusiasm for her work. I have so appreciated her integrity and kindness as she has helped us find our genealogy answers! The story of our ancestors ended up being far more complicated than we ever imagined. There were so many twists and turns in our research, little wonder I was never able to find the answers on my own! I am convinced I never would have. It was Tristan's knowledge and experience that was able to unravel our story. The reports she delivers are thorough and impressive. I have worked with her now for a couple of years and have been so happy with my experience working with her, I even had my dad contact her for some help he needed on his research. He too has been so happy working with her! Tristan is a great joy to work with and I would happily recommend her anytime to those looking for their own genealogy answers!"
~ Kristine Buck
Legacy Family History, Inc., has an outstanding staff of trained research specialists that can help you with your project.