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Stop overpaying researchers you don't know or who don't have the specific skills you need. Our process and network give you the best price with high-quality results.

We hand pick the best researcher for your needs.

Unlike expensive agencies, our smart platform will help you find the perfect fit for your project so you never overpay for research.

  • We scope and de-risk the project based on your objective
  • We match you with the best-qualified researchers for your project
  • You choose the right research path for you, moving forward
  • We manage the project for you and ensure the highest quality deliverable
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Diane worked with Cornelia to determine birth and death dates of an ancestor's parents.

"Your report was beautifully clear, well organized, and interesting. I am very pleased with how you have conducted your services from beginning to end, and I will recommend you to those I know."


Santa Barbara, CA



The Grand Lodge of Texas worked with Cyndi to obtain a copy of original articles of incorporation.

"WOW! I am speechless … Acquiring these documents has moved me to tears. My Masonic Organization cannot thank you enough for the outstanding results."

Grand Lodge

Waco, TX


Fort Wayne, IN

Don worked with Sheri to find contact information for a living relative.

"Just want to say THANKS to your team... contact was made after 50 yrs."


San Francisco, CA


San Francisco, CA

Nancy worked with C.S. to identify information on 19th century New York ancestors.

"I absolutely loved our report! I can't stop reading it!! Please send my deepest thanks to the researcher(s) who did the work. ... we would gladly use you again."


Buffalo, NY


New York City, NY

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Our Unique Process Lowers Your Initial Investment

Research agencies and unknown freelancers can be risky. We search our network of vetted researchers to the find the perfect person with the right skillset and experience to work on your project.


Tell Us Your Objective

You provide us with the objective for your research project and some background information

We Scope Your Project

We collect your info and translate your objective in a project that our researchers can bid on

We Find the Best Pros

We curate the best professionals in our network for your objective and ask them to submit a bid

We Screen Proposals

We review the proposals and make a recommendation based on our reviews and experience


You Decide If a Proposal Is Right For You

You choose which proposal, if any, is the one you are excited to move forward with

We Manage Your Project Through Completion

Our in-house project managers provide you with updates and your final report to ensure our standard of experience

Have you wasted weeks, months, or years chasing down an ancestor?

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We’ve built a world-wide network of professional researchers you can trust

Every researcher in our network is verified through a rigorous internal interview process to ensure quality for your project.

  • Application Required
  • Verified with interviews and test projects
  • Ongoing internal review process

Meet just a few of our 4,000+ researchers in over 90 countries


Midwest US

Genealogy researcher with 35 years of experience based in Indiana and specializing in Midwest US research.


Southern US

Genealogist based in Kentucky, specializing in deed, tax list, will, court and vital records research, with experience in African-American research.


Southwest US

Genealogist and writer specializing in Southwest US and Native American research.

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Access to Records

With our corporate roots extending back 12 years, Genealogists.com has been the world’s largest family history research firm since 2012. We have over 4,000 professional genealogists strategically located and meticulously chosen working in over 3,000 locations and archives throughout the world, including subject matter experts, such as private investigators, historians, religious scholars, archivists, clergy, and university professors. As a result, we have the requisite expertise to access and analyze vital records wherever they are located, including the over 90% of records that Family Search estimates are not online.

Research Expertise

Genealogists.com has the specific expertise needed to solve even the toughest research challenges thanks to our over 4,000 professional genealogists, personal historians, private investigators, forensic scientists, DNA experts, religious leaders, university professors/scholars, and archivists worldwide. Why limit yourself to just one or two genealogists, when you can benefit from the collaborative efforts of as many genealogists and subject matter experts as are needed. Your project requires specific expertise and we have the researcher(s) who can help. When your project requires physical access to records in a specific location, we have researchers on the ground in that location who can physically access them.  No family history research firm has higher client satisfaction.

Lowest Price/Highest Quality

We offer the lowest prices customized to your objectives and budget.  No other firm can provide better prices.  Get a quote from another reputable firm, and we will beat it.  Plus we offer several discounts to reduce the price even more. It’s no wonder why year after year clients keep coming back for additional projects.

We are Experts in:

Discovering Your Ancestors

The first step to creating your family tree collect the information you already have by sorting through documents in the filing cabinet and talking to relative. Read More..

Breaking Down Brick Walls

Walls prevent us from seeing what is on the other side; they divide our yard from our neighbor’s, our dining room from our kitchen. A genealogical brick Read More..

Applying DNA Test Results

DNA testing has become an accepted tool for identifying ancestors and for verifying genealogical leads. DNA, nature’s instruction book for life, Read More..

Locating European Ancestors

Many people who left Europe between the years between 1880 and 1930 were from Eastern Europe. Historically, this region was dominated by Read More..

Writing Family Histories

One end product of family history research is to create a genealogy or pedigree – a document which starts with you and links you to as many direct ancestors Read More..

Determining Immigrant Ancestor's Hometown

Humans move. It’s what we do. So chances are no matter where you live in the world, and especially if you live in regions colonized by Europeans, you likely have ancestors who came from somewhere else. Read More..

Why Choose Trace.com?

"Your report was beautifully clear, well organized, and interesting. I am very pleased with how you have conducted your services from beginning to end, and I will recommend you to those I know."

We know how to glean. It is not enough to simply be in the “correct” location, you must be able to know how and what to search for. Knowledge of advanced search techniques, is paramount to finding the records even when one is searching in the correct locations.

We know how to glean all the data possible from the records found. Once you find the desired record, it is essential to know how to properly analyze its contents completely so we can learn as much information as possible. This is a skill that takes time and experience to develop. It requires recognizing the clues and applying what is learned.

We know where else to look and can access those locations. As much as we would love to have all the records that we need in one location, that fact remains that most records are in multiple locations. Very few people have every significant event in their lives happen in the same city or even county. Our ancestors moved around, attending school, serving in the military, getting married, having children, dying, etc. For most people, we need to search multiple locations to find the records we need. Therefore, identifying the various locations and having researchers who reside in each of those locations, and who can be trusted to find the desired records is also essential.

We know what to look for. Being in the correct location and searching in the best ways possible is only productive if you know what specifically to search for. Do you need a marriage record, birth record, or probate record?”

We work collaboratively with other genealogists and with subject matter experts. No single researcher can be an expert in all specialties and for all time periods. Depending on our ancestors and their specific situations, we need to leverage the multiple specialists in a variety of disciplines and time frames.

We know how to put it all together to create quality deliverables, including sourced and detailed research reports. We provide the lowest price and highest quality — Guaranteed!. Get a lower quote from any reputable firm, provide us with that quote, and we will beat it.

World's Largest Research Firm


Our over 4,000 professional genealogists,historians, private investigators, forensic scientists, DNA experts, universityscientists, DNA experts, university professors/scholars are strategically located around the globe to perform in-depth research on site in almost every location. Looking for a genealogist in another location not listed here? We can assist you. To learn more,request a free research quote.We offer research in more than 3,000 archives and repositories throughout the world.We also have genealogists with expertise in research specialties.

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Our professional genealogists provide in-depth research in many genealogical specialties, Including: Ethnic Groups and Languages Membership Societies Military and Wars Religious Groups Major CitiesTime Periods

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Why We're Different

The research system is broken. We're fixing it.

Traditional Research Agencies
Unknown risks and feasibility of project
Large retainer to get started
Small network in few locales
Often focused on specific area
Unexpected fees throughout project
Small team
Uncertain customer service
We de-risk your project before we start
Focused on your end-goal, not billable hours
4,000 researchers in 90+ countries
Global research expertise
No hidden fees or expenses
Thousands of active professionals
Dedicated customer support team