Tree Analysis

What is Tree Analysis?

Did you know that just one weak link in your family tree could mean that you are spending time and money climbing someone else’s family tree instead of discovering and honoring your own ancestors? Spending a few minutes with a professional genealogist (around here we call them genealogy coaches), can save you all that time and money.

Tree analysis is the process of systematically reviewing a family tree to identify those weak links. Our genealogy coaches then work with you to create a research plan that allows you to shore up that connection or break the link once and for all.

Engaging in this simple process means you can continue your family history journey with confidence that you are climbing your own family tree and not someone else’s.

How Does This Work?

1. You need to have started a family tree at an online service (such as Ancestry or FamilySearch) or in a software program (such as Family Tree Maker or Roots Magic).

2. You need to have a Skype account. You need to know how to log in to that account. You need to have a functioning web cam, microphone and speaker.

3. Click the link below to see our available Tree Analysis Genealogy Coaches. Select the coach you want to work with and then select a date and time for your appointment.

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Schedule an Appointment With One of Our Coaches

We have hand-picked the best genealogists in the field to help you with your family history challenges. Check out our their qualifications and their schedules to pick the coach that best fits your needs.

Lara Diamond

Lara Diamond

Lara Diamond has 25 years of genealogy research experience and specializes in Jewish genealogy both in the United States and Europe. She regularly blogs her own research results to show what is possible in Eastern Europe at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com

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Cyndi Ingle

Cyndi Ingle

Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 36 years, is the creator of CyndisList.com; author of three books for genealogical research on the Internet; a past member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society; and an active member in several other genealogical groups.

See More
Maureen Taylor

Maureen Taylor

Maureen Taylor, author of The Family Photo Detective, is an internationally recognized expert on historic photograph identification, photo preservation and family history research. The Wall Street Journal dubbed her “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective.”

See More
Nicka Smith

Nicka Smith

Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 17 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy, sharing genealogy with youth, using creative ways to document the ancestral journey.

See More
Janet Hovorka

Janet Hovorka

Janet Hovorka MLIS owns genealogyDOTcoach and Family ChartMasters, the official printing service for most genealogy companies. Janet has written the Zap The Grandma Gap books and workbooks and is an international speaker. She is past president of UGA and teaches genealogy at SLCC.

See More
Dale Sheldon

Dale Sheldon

Dale Sheldon has studied genealogy over 25 years. His extensive private research has guided him through the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Germany and Brazil. Mr. Sheldon has also worked in live theater and is currently working to create an online theater database.

See More
Lindsey Bayless

Lindsey Bayless

Lindsey is a British born citizen of the United States. An accredited genealogist, conducting client research, Lindsey is also a volunteer professional at the Family History Library. Lindsey travels frequently to the British Isles to conduct onsite personal and client genealogical research.

See More
Donna Moughty

Donna M. Moughty

Donna Moughty is a lecturer, researcher and blogger specializing in Irish research problems. She attended the third and fourth Irish Genealogical Congresses in Ireland and was an instructor for the 2011 Irish course at IGHR and each October she takes groups to Ireland to research.

See More
Cari A Taplin

Cari A. Taplin

Cari A. Taplin, CG, owner of GenealogyPANTS lives near Austin, Texas, and provides speaking, research and consultation services. She currently serves on the boards of the Association for Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

See More
Angela Y. Walton-Raji

Angela Y. Walton-Raji

Angela Walton-Raji is nationally known as an author, genealogist, podcaster and blogger. She hosts the weekly African Roots Podcast, and known also for her book “Black Indian Genealogy Research” first published in 1993 & revised in 2007. She currently resides in Maryland where she continues to research.

See More
Denise May Levenick

Denise May Levenick

Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator, is a researcher, speaker and writer specializing in preserving and analyzing family documents, photos, and artifacts. She is the author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes, How to Archive Family Photos and TheFamilyCurator.com website.

See More
George Morgan

George G. Morgan

George G. Morgan is an internationally recognized genealogy expert with more than 50 years experience. He is a conference and webinar speaker, an award-winning author of 12 books, and the co-host of The Genealogy Guys(SM) Podcast.

See More
Blaine T Bettinger

Blaine T. Bettinger

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and for the past seven years he has helped educate genealogists how to use DNA to explore their ancestry.

See More
Kathy Meade

Kathy Meade

Kathy Meade is currently the North American representative for ArkivDigital, an online subscription service that provides access to the Swedish historical records. She has been working with Swedish genealogy since 2003 giving many presentations and workshops on Swedish research around the country.

See More
Valerie Elkins

Valerie Elkins

Valerie is a professional family history researcher, presenter, writer and lover of great stories. Over 20 years experience, former International Research Consultant at the Family History Library, trainer of Family History Consultants, and consultant and researcher for several TV genealogy shows.

See More
Adele Marcum

Adele Marcum

Adele Marcum is a records expert with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University who has enjoyed employment at Ancestry.com and FamilySearch; as an instructor for BYU-Idaho; and as a freelance genealogist.

See More
Mike Provard

Mike Provard

Mike has 35+ years experience helping beginners get started on their genealogy journey. He has extensive knowledge of FamilySearch, the Family Tree and historical records.

See More
Lisa Alzo

Lisa Alzo

Lisa A. Alzo, MFA, is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer specializing in Eastern European genealogy and nonfiction writing. Lisa enjoys helping fellow genealogists and aspiring writers, and can’t wait to coach you through your research problem or writer’s block.

See More
Drew Smith

Drew Smith

Drew Smith is a university librarian, a well-known genealogy author and educator, and the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast. His books include Social Networking for Genealogists, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, and Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher.

See More
Peggy Lauritzen

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen is an Accredited Genealogist specializing in the Mid-South and Appalachia. With over 35 years of professional experience behind her, she loves helping others to make discoveries in their family’s history. She and her husband serve as Family History Center Directors.

See More
Luana Darby

Luana Darby

Luana Darby, MLIS, is a professional genealogist and lecturer, based in Salt Lake City, with over 35 years of experience, including onsite experience in European archives. She serves on the Association of Professional Genealogists board and is an adjunct family history instructor at BYU-Idaho.

See More
Diahan Southard

Diahan Southard

Diahan is Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic genealogy results.

See More
Kelly Summers

Kelly Summers

Kelly Summers, MS, AG®, is an expert instructor and researcher, specializing in in family analysis and problem solving. She teaches university level genealogy courses at Brigham Young University and Salt Lake Community College. Kelly serves with ICAPGen and Utah Genealogical Association.

See More
James M. Beidler

James M. Beidler

James M. Beidler authored The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide and Trace Your German Roots Online. He also writes the weekly newspaper column “Roots & Branches,” teaches for online Family Tree University and edits Der Kurier, journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society.

See More
Darris G Williams

Darris G. Williams

Darris has a Bachelor degree in Family & Community History. He worked as a British reference consultant at the Family History Library for 15 years and a co-founder of the FamilySearch wiki. Darris is presently a customer development specialist, freelance genealogist and family history instructor.

See More
Nancy Barnes

Nancy Barnes

Nancy Barnes is the author of “Stories To Tell: An Easy Guide to Self-Publishing Family History Books and Memoirs” and the owner of the publishing company www.StoriesToTellBooks.com. She helps authors through every step to publish professional and beautiful family history books.

See More
Peggy Lauritzen

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen is an Accredited Genealogist specializing in the Mid-South and Appalachia. With over 35 years of professional experience behind her, she loves helping others to make discoveries in their family’s history. She and her husband serve as Family History Center Directors.

See More
Donna Moughty

Donna M. Moughty

Donna Moughty is a lecturer, researcher and blogger specializing in Irish research problems. She attended the third and fourth Irish Genealogical Congresses in Ireland and was an instructor for the 2011 Irish course at IGHR and each October she takes groups to Ireland to research.

See More
Lindsey Bayless

Lindsey Bayless

Lindsey is a British born citizen of the United States. An accredited genealogist, conducting client research, Lindsey is also a volunteer professional at the Family History Library. Lindsey travels frequently to the British Isles to conduct onsite personal and client genealogical research.

See More
Janet Hovorka

Janet Hovorka

Janet Hovorka MLIS owns genealogyDOTcoach and Family ChartMasters, the official printing service for most genealogy companies. Janet has written the Zap The Grandma Gap books and workbooks and is an international speaker. She is past president of UGA and teaches genealogy at SLCC.

See More
Darris G Williams

Darris G. Williams

Darris has a Bachelor degree in Family & Community History. He worked as a British reference consultant at the Family History Library for 15 years and a co-founder of the FamilySearch wiki. Darris is presently a customer development specialist, freelance genealogist and family history instructor.

See More
Maureen Taylor

Maureen Taylor

Maureen Taylor, author of The Family Photo Detective, is an internationally recognized expert on historic photograph identification, photo preservation and family history research. The Wall Street Journal dubbed her “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective.”

See More
Angela Y. Walton-Raji

Angela Y. Walton-Raji

Angela Walton-Raji is nationally known as an author, genealogist, podcaster and blogger. She hosts the weekly African Roots Podcast, and known also for her book “Black Indian Genealogy Research” first published in 1993 & revised in 2007. She currently resides in Maryland where she continues to research.

See More
Valerie Elkins

Valerie Elkins

Valerie is a professional family history researcher, presenter, writer and lover of great stories. Over 20 years experience, former International Research Consultant at the Family History Library, trainer of Family History Consultants, and consultant and researcher for several TV genealogy shows.

See More
Lara Diamond

Lara Diamond

Lara Diamond has 25 years of genealogy research experience and specializes in Jewish genealogy both in the United States and Europe. She regularly blogs her own research results to show what is possible in Eastern Europe at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com

See More
Mike Provard

Mike Provard

Mike has 35+ years experience helping beginners get started on their genealogy journey. He has extensive knowledge of FamilySearch, the Family Tree and historical records.

See More
Nicka Smith

Nicka Smith

Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 17 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy, sharing genealogy with youth, using creative ways to document the ancestral journey.

See More
Cari A Taplin

Cari A. Taplin

Cari A. Taplin, CG, owner of GenealogyPANTS lives near Austin, Texas, and provides speaking, research and consultation services. She currently serves on the boards of the Association for Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

See More
Cyndi Ingle

Cyndi Ingle

Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 36 years, is the creator of CyndisList.com; author of three books for genealogical research on the Internet; a past member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society; and an active member in several other genealogical groups.

See More
Blaine T Bettinger

Blaine T. Bettinger

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and for the past seven years he has helped educate genealogists how to use DNA to explore their ancestry.

See More
Dale Sheldon

Dale Sheldon

Dale Sheldon has studied genealogy over 25 years. His extensive private research has guided him through the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Germany and Brazil. Mr. Sheldon has also worked in live theater and is currently working to create an online theater database.

See More
Drew Smith

Drew Smith

Drew Smith is a university librarian, a well-known genealogy author and educator, and the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast. His books include Social Networking for Genealogists, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, and Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher.

See More
Kelly Summers

Kelly Summers

Kelly Summers, MS, AG®, is an expert instructor and researcher, specializing in in family analysis and problem solving. She teaches university level genealogy courses at Brigham Young University and Salt Lake Community College. Kelly serves with ICAPGen and Utah Genealogical Association.

See More
George Morgan

George G. Morgan

George G. Morgan is an internationally recognized genealogy expert with more than 50 years experience. He is a conference and webinar speaker, an award-winning author of 12 books, and the co-host of The Genealogy Guys(SM) Podcast.

See More
James M. Beidler

James M. Beidler

James M. Beidler authored The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide and Trace Your German Roots Online. He also writes the weekly newspaper column “Roots & Branches,” teaches for online Family Tree University and edits Der Kurier, journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society.

See More
Diahan Southard

Diahan Southard

Diahan is Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic genealogy results.

See More
Denise May Levenick

Denise May Levenick

Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator, is a researcher, speaker and writer specializing in preserving and analyzing family documents, photos, and artifacts. She is the author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes, How to Archive Family Photos and TheFamilyCurator.com website.

See More
Kathy Meade

Kathy Meade

Kathy Meade is currently the North American representative for ArkivDigital, an online subscription service that provides access to the Swedish historical records. She has been working with Swedish genealogy since 2003 giving many presentations and workshops on Swedish research around the country.

See More
Nancy Barnes

Nancy Barnes

Nancy Barnes is the author of “Stories To Tell: An Easy Guide to Self-Publishing Family History Books and Memoirs” and the owner of the publishing company www.StoriesToTellBooks.com. She helps authors through every step to publish professional and beautiful family history books.

See More
Adele Marcum

Adele Marcum

Adele Marcum is a records expert with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University who has enjoyed employment at Ancestry.com and FamilySearch; as an instructor for BYU-Idaho; and as a freelance genealogist.

See More
Luana Darby

Luana Darby

Luana Darby, MLIS, is a professional genealogist and lecturer, based in Salt Lake City, with over 35 years of experience, including onsite experience in European archives. She serves on the Association of Professional Genealogists board and is an adjunct family history instructor at BYU-Idaho.

See More
Lisa Alzo

Lisa Alzo

Lisa A. Alzo, MFA, is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer specializing in Eastern European genealogy and nonfiction writing. Lisa enjoys helping fellow genealogists and aspiring writers, and can’t wait to coach you through your research problem or writer’s block.

See More
Lisa Alzo

Lisa Alzo

Lisa A. Alzo, MFA, is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer specializing in Eastern European genealogy and nonfiction writing. Lisa enjoys helping fellow genealogists and aspiring writers, and can’t wait to coach you through your research problem or writer’s block.

See More
Luana Darby

Luana Darby

Luana Darby, MLIS, is a professional genealogist and lecturer, based in Salt Lake City, with over 35 years of experience, including onsite experience in European archives. She serves on the Association of Professional Genealogists board and is an adjunct family history instructor at BYU-Idaho.

See More
Adele Marcum

Adele Marcum

Adele Marcum is a records expert with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University who has enjoyed employment at Ancestry.com and FamilySearch; as an instructor for BYU-Idaho; and as a freelance genealogist.

See More
Nancy Barnes

Nancy Barnes

Nancy Barnes is the author of “Stories To Tell: An Easy Guide to Self-Publishing Family History Books and Memoirs” and the owner of the publishing company www.StoriesToTellBooks.com. She helps authors through every step to publish professional and beautiful family history books.

See More
Kathy Meade

Kathy Meade

Kathy Meade is currently the North American representative for ArkivDigital, an online subscription service that provides access to the Swedish historical records. She has been working with Swedish genealogy since 2003 giving many presentations and workshops on Swedish research around the country.

See More
Denise May Levenick

Denise May Levenick

Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator, is a researcher, speaker and writer specializing in preserving and analyzing family documents, photos, and artifacts. She is the author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes, How to Archive Family Photos and TheFamilyCurator.com website.

See More
Diahan Southard

Diahan Southard

Diahan is Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic genealogy results.

See More
James M. Beidler

James M. Beidler

James M. Beidler authored The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide and Trace Your German Roots Online. He also writes the weekly newspaper column “Roots & Branches,” teaches for online Family Tree University and edits Der Kurier, journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society.

See More
George Morgan

George G. Morgan

George G. Morgan is an internationally recognized genealogy expert with more than 50 years experience. He is a conference and webinar speaker, an award-winning author of 12 books, and the co-host of The Genealogy Guys(SM) Podcast.

See More
Kelly Summers

Kelly Summers

Kelly Summers, MS, AG®, is an expert instructor and researcher, specializing in in family analysis and problem solving. She teaches university level genealogy courses at Brigham Young University and Salt Lake Community College. Kelly serves with ICAPGen and Utah Genealogical Association.

See More
Drew Smith

Drew Smith

Drew Smith is a university librarian, a well-known genealogy author and educator, and the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast. His books include Social Networking for Genealogists, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, and Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher.

See More
Dale Sheldon

Dale Sheldon

Dale Sheldon has studied genealogy over 25 years. His extensive private research has guided him through the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Germany and Brazil. Mr. Sheldon has also worked in live theater and is currently working to create an online theater database.

See More
Blaine T Bettinger

Blaine T. Bettinger

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and for the past seven years he has helped educate genealogists how to use DNA to explore their ancestry.

See More
Cyndi Ingle

Cyndi Ingle

Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 36 years, is the creator of CyndisList.com; author of three books for genealogical research on the Internet; a past member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society; and an active member in several other genealogical groups.

See More
Cari A Taplin

Cari A. Taplin

Cari A. Taplin, CG, owner of GenealogyPANTS lives near Austin, Texas, and provides speaking, research and consultation services. She currently serves on the boards of the Association for Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

See More
Nicka Smith

Nicka Smith

Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 17 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy, sharing genealogy with youth, using creative ways to document the ancestral journey.

See More
Mike Provard

Mike Provard

Mike has 35+ years experience helping beginners get started on their genealogy journey. He has extensive knowledge of FamilySearch, the Family Tree and historical records.

See More
Lara Diamond

Lara Diamond

Lara Diamond has 25 years of genealogy research experience and specializes in Jewish genealogy both in the United States and Europe. She regularly blogs her own research results to show what is possible in Eastern Europe at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com

See More
Valerie Elkins

Valerie Elkins

Valerie is a professional family history researcher, presenter, writer and lover of great stories. Over 20 years experience, former International Research Consultant at the Family History Library, trainer of Family History Consultants, and consultant and researcher for several TV genealogy shows.

See More
Angela Y. Walton-Raji

Angela Y. Walton-Raji

Angela Walton-Raji is nationally known as an author, genealogist, podcaster and blogger. She hosts the weekly African Roots Podcast, and known also for her book “Black Indian Genealogy Research” first published in 1993 & revised in 2007. She currently resides in Maryland where she continues to research.

See More
Maureen Taylor

Maureen Taylor

Maureen Taylor, author of The Family Photo Detective, is an internationally recognized expert on historic photograph identification, photo preservation and family history research. The Wall Street Journal dubbed her “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective.”

See More
Darris G Williams

Darris G. Williams

Darris has a Bachelor degree in Family & Community History. He worked as a British reference consultant at the Family History Library for 15 years and a co-founder of the FamilySearch wiki. Darris is presently a customer development specialist, freelance genealogist and family history instructor.

See More
Janet Hovorka

Janet Hovorka

Janet Hovorka MLIS owns genealogyDOTcoach and Family ChartMasters, the official printing service for most genealogy companies. Janet has written the Zap The Grandma Gap books and workbooks and is an international speaker. She is past president of UGA and teaches genealogy at SLCC.

See More
Lindsey Bayless

Lindsey Bayless

Lindsey is a British born citizen of the United States. An accredited genealogist, conducting client research, Lindsey is also a volunteer professional at the Family History Library. Lindsey travels frequently to the British Isles to conduct onsite personal and client genealogical research.

See More
Donna Moughty

Donna M. Moughty

Donna Moughty is a lecturer, researcher and blogger specializing in Irish research problems. She attended the third and fourth Irish Genealogical Congresses in Ireland and was an instructor for the 2011 Irish course at IGHR and each October she takes groups to Ireland to research.

See More
Peggy Lauritzen

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen is an Accredited Genealogist specializing in the Mid-South and Appalachia. With over 35 years of professional experience behind her, she loves helping others to make discoveries in their family’s history. She and her husband serve as Family History Center Directors.

See More

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