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. From 2010 to 2012 she served on the ICAPGen Board as the first vice chair. From 2011 to 2013, she worked as a contractor for FamilySearch writing curriculum for the Brigham Young University-Idaho applied associate's degree in Family History Research. Tristan was co-editor of Becoming an Excellent Genealogist: Essays on Professional Research Skills (2012), and she is a member of the National Genealogical Society 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.
Julie Wood has been actively involved in family history for over
40 years. She has received training in essential and advanced
genealogy courses and has taught numerous family history courses.
She has researched at the Library of Congress, the Daughters of
the American Revolution, and the National Archives in Washington
D. C.; the Family History Library in Salt Lake City; and historical
societies in the United States and England. Julie has been on staff
at a local Family History Center for over 20 years. She takes great
gratification in assisting family members, friends, neighbors, and
other persons who are interested in extending their family tree.
She loves taking part in the lives of her husband, her four children,
and her eight grandchildren.
Although she grew up in the military, Elise Godfrey claims Western Washington as home. She graduated with a major in English and a minor in Family History from Brigham Young University in 2016. She has worked with Legacy Family History, Inc. since early 2014. With experience in multiple regions, Elise particularly enjoys Dutch, Swedish, and New England family history research. She currently lives in Provo, Utah, with her husband and baby girl, spending her days researching and chasing her almost one-year old.
"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.