Native American Ancestry and Dual Citizenship Inquiry:

I would like to find Emma Frank born in Maine USA 1890, my grandmother. She was of the Cherokee nation. She married a Theodore Peach had 2 children and also married a Michael Billinger. My father came out here to Australia after World War2 and took the name of Henry Lister. When he enlisted he came back here to settle and raise a family, all of my sisters have duel citizenship except my brother and me who have been denied as we were born before 1954. The identity of our grand mother may allow us through the Cherokee to be able to live in what we considered our country as well. This is very important to us . Signed Peter xxxx

Heirlines Professional Genealogy Tip:

We would be glad to help you with your genealogy research. Tracing Native American ancestry in the U.S. is a part of our services, and we can search for information about your grandmother. However, this is a more difficult type of search, involving both civil records, tribal records, and Bureau of Indian Affairs files. We provide research on an hourly fee, but in blocks of time from eight to forty hours per project. For a Native American project we recommend beginning with a twenty hour block of time.


James W. Petty, B.A.(History), B.S. (Genealogy), AG ®, CGRS SM, recommends you begin with a purchase* of HEIRLINES “1A-R20”, a Silver Research Package. This is a 20 hour Professional Genealogy Research Project Recommendation, but when you go to our website you may choose a smaller or larger project from our Bronze, Silver and Gold Research Packages. Our minimum project is a “Bronze” eight hour research package ($585). See Heirlines website for ordering details (Options: online, by mail or by telephone- 800.570.4049 Ask for Mary Petty)

After ordering your desired project, we need you to fill out Genealogy Research Survey (GRS) found on our website providing Heirlines with the names, dates and places of the family to be researched, the line(s) to be emphasized. Be sure to include any special instructions such as travel plans, deadlines and goals. Include names of uncles, aunts, cousins, or other people pertinent to your family history. If dates and places are unknown or questionable, please list approximate information. Please feel free to send us any other information or documents (copies only, no originals) about the Family To Be Researched (FTBR) that you feel is relevant to this project. We will contact you upon receipt of this information and prior to beginning research on the project.

We also need a pedigree chart of the family to be researched. You can go to our website and print off a Pedigree Chart form. Please fill it out as completely as possible; especially noting the lines you wish us to follow. You must FAX (1-800-570-4049) or mail this to us. PO Box 893, Salt Lake City, UT 84110

HEIRLINES will begin your professional genealogy project upon receipt of your completed Genealogy Research Survey (GRS) and Pedigree Chart.

HEIRLINES Family History & Genealogy adheres to the Code of Ethics of APG, BCG*, ICAPGenSM ****, the respected organizations in the Professional Genealogy industry. While we can’t guarantee what information we find, we do guarantee the quality and thoroughness of our Professional Genealogy Research.

HEIRLINES will begin your Professional Genealogy Research Project upon receipt of Payment, completed Application For Services (AFS) Contract, Genealogy Research Survey (GRS) and Pedigree Chart.

We look forward to helping you with your genealogy goals.

*This HEIRLINES Professional Genealogy Project Recommendation pertains to service time spent, not to the research results. When research is conducted, HEIRLINES has no way of knowing what will be found beforehand. We offer quality, experienced, professional genealogy services.

Each research package, or block of time, consists of research time; after which the results are analyzed and a detailed report is prepared for the client. Each report discusses what was accomplished during the research; with recommendations for future research. Photocopies of all documents found are provided. If the client desires, resulting genealogical information will be input on computer and presented in the form of pedigree charts and other reports.

Research projects are handled in the order that payment is received. Projects are generally completed in 8-12 weeks from receipt of payment. However, there may be times when such projects will extend beyond this time frame depending upon receipt of correspondence from outside research contacts, the availability of resources, or unforeseen circumstances. In those situations we will keep you informed.

** Association of Professional Genealogists is a Professional Association for all Genealogists Supporting High Standards in the Field of Genealogy

*** Board for Certification of Genealogists mission is to foster public confidence in genealogy as a respected branch of history by promoting an attainable, uniform standard of competence and ethics among genealogical practitioners, and by publicly recognizing persons who meet that standard.

**** The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists internationally recognized as ICAPGenSM sets standards for the genealogical community through comprehensive written and oral examinations.

Submitted by:

James W. Petty, AG ®, CGRS (SM), B.A. (History), B.S. (Genealogy)


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