Have you hit a brick wall in your family tree research? Are you having trouble joining a lineage society like the DAR, Society of the Cincinnati, Sons of Confederate Veterans, or the Jamestowne Society with some undocumented research your Aunt Mabel had in a shoebox? Do you want Native American Tribal membership for minority business status? Does your lawyer need a verified lineage to determine the correct heirs and settle a probate case? Who is best qualified to accurately discover, document and establish a certified genealogy? Do you need to hire a professional genealogist? There are thousands listed on the Internet? How do you find one that is just right for you?

Critical to the decision process, is deciding whether you want a professionally-designated practitioner or a self-designated one? Because professional genealogy is currently an unregulated industry, how do I tell a professionally-designated provider of genealogical research services apart from the thousands who have merely hung up their shingle, put up a website, started an Internet professional genealogy research business, written a family history book, authored a genealogical column, or called themselves professional from the podium? How does the consumer know who is professionally-designated and who is self-designated? What is the difference between the two designations; they both use “professional genealogist”?

The easiest way to answer these questions and to help the consumer make the right decision about who is qualified to skillfully research and properly determine the family tree is to share the resume of a professional genealogist who is professionally-designated. By examining and studying this full-time career genealogical practitioner who followed the professional track entitling him to the nomenclature “professional genealogist”, the buying public will be better able to decide between a professionally-designated professional genealogist and a self-designated one.

James W. Petty, AG, CG, B.A. (History), B.S. (Genealogy)
Professional Genealogy Career Track:

FORMAL EDUCATION-Brigham Young University 1972 B.A.(History); 1973 B.S. (Genealogy);

FORMAL TRAINING-BYU Genealogy Researcher 1969-1973;

FORMAL EXPERIENCE-Genealogical Society of Utah and Family History Library 1973-1980; Sole Proprietor 1969-1980; Heirlines 1979-Current;

ICAPGen: AG 1971-Current (Accredited Genealogist GSU, FHL, ICAPGen)
Board for Certification of Genealogists: CG-Current Category (Certified Genealogist); Certificate Number 808; Certified Date-1 November 2000 (Certified American Lineage Specialist-CALS 1983-88; Certified Genealogical Records Specialist-2000-2005)

FORMAL MEMBERSHIP-APG Association of Professional Genealogists; National member; 2006-2007 President of Salt Lake Utah APG Chapter; Better Business Bureau; Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce; Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau;

BUSINESS LICENSE-Sandy City, Utah HEIRLINES Family History & Genealogy, Inc.

FORMAL BUSINESS INCORPORATION-State of Utah HEIRLINES Family History & Genealogy,Inc.

James W. Petty, AG, CG, B.A. (History), B.S. (Genealogy)-ACCEPTS CLIENTS:

Provides Professional Genealogy Services in Family and Academic Genealogy in a wide variety of areas including special interests, geographical, ethnicity and language abilities at the FHL, onsite, and online.

Full-time Career Professional Genealogist since 1969.
Complex Problem Solving Resolution; Consultation;
Compiled Family Genealogies;
Decorative Family History Trees;

Research Tracing US, Canada, English, French and Spanish to European, Western European, and East European Immigration, Emigration, and Ancestries;

Professional Genealogy Practice includes, but is not limited to: Southern States, Gulf States, New England States, Eastern States, Mid-Atlantic States, Midwestern States, Western States, all 50 States, Colonial Virginia, Jamestown, British Isles, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain, Germany, France, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Portugal, Italy, Scandinavia;

Native American, African, Irish, Italian, British Isles, Spanish, German, French, Polish, Hungarian, Scandinavian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Portuguese;

Jewish, Catholic, Quaker, Protestant, Mormon, LDS;

Preparing Lineage Society Applications (including but not limited to, Jamestowne; Mayflower; DAR; SAR; Colonial Dames; Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy Ancestral Documentation);

Immigrant, Revolutionary War; Civil War, Military, Colonial Research in 16th,17th,18th;

Modern Genealogical and Historical Records Research in 19th, 20th, 21st Centuries;

Citizenship Documentation: Italian, Irish;

Forensic Genealogy and Expert Testimony, Probate and Locating Missing Heir Tracing;

Free Initial Consultation;

Historical Event Genealogy, DNA Genetic Molecular Genealogy;

Lecturer; Columnist; Author; Professional Genealogy College Instructor; Expert Witness;

Languages: English and Paleography: numerous scripts and foreign languages; Reads: Latin, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Danish, Scandinavian Countries, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, USSR, EU Countries;

Awards: BCG Education Fund 2005 Donald Mosher Award for Colonial Virginia Research; SAR Service Award.

James W. Petty, AG, CG, B.A. (History), B.S. (Genealogy)-OWNER AND PRESIDENT: HEIRLINES Family History & Genealogy, Inc. (website: http://www.heirlines.com):

P.O. Box 893
Salt Lake City, Utah 84110
Toll Free: 1.800.570.4049
Free Initial Consultation

A full-service credentialed professional genealogy research services company.

Conducts genealogical and historical research to discover and document worldwide family trees since 1969 for thousands of individuals, families, societies, businesses, and law firms.

Provides family tree research by professionally skilled researchers in a wide variety of research areas throughout the globe.

James W. Petty, AG, CG, B.A. (History), B.S. (Genealogy)-PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGY GUARANTEE:

HEIRLINES FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY, INC. adheres to the Code of Ethics of APG, BCG, ICAPGen, the respected organizations in the Professional Genealogy industry. While HEIRLINES does not know in advance what information the records will hold, we do guarantee the quality and thoroughness of our Professional Genealogy Research.

Posted by Mary E. Petty, B.A. Cum Laude (History)
Vice President HEIRLINES Family History & Genealogy, Inc. www.heirlines.com
Member of Salt Lake Utah Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists www.slcapg.org
Ancestors are the People of History. Do you know who yours are?
Let the Professionals at HEIRLINES Family History & Genealogy find your ancestry! 1-800-570-4049 * www.heirlines.com * PO Box 893 * Salt Lake City, Utah 84110