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Genealogy Research Services

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We can help you pursue the answers to those pesky
Genealogy Questions!

Our list of services includes:


We discuss what you already know and determine what you wish to discover—free, of course.


A document defining your expectations and the terms and conditions of our deliverables to you.

Research Plans

A research “road map” enabling us to target information collection.

On-line Search

Search relevant websites worldwide for pertinent information.

Search Archives

We can visit Belgium's numerous archives to find source information.

Transcribe & Abstract Documents

Handwritten documents reproduced as typescript and summarized for ease of reading and identifying relevant information when necessary.

Analysis & Correlation

Information (including Y-DNA, mtDNA, and atDNA results, if applicable) is scrutinized to determine it's reliability, relevancy and impact upon solving your genealogical question.

Resolve Conflict

It's not a perfect world—items of genealogical evidence can conflict with each other preventing a credible conclusion. We resolve the conflict(s) or explain why it (or they) cannot be resolved.


A logically sequenced report—providing genealogical proof of our conclusion based upon reasonably exhaustive research, discovery, analysis, and correlation of reliable evidence—is our deliverable to you.

Search for Beneficiaries or Heirs

We can assist your search for and validation of missing or unknown beneficiaries or heirs utilizing our genealogical knowledge and expertise.

Genealogy Without Borders

Belgium is best known for chocolate, beer, and lace and not well known as the country whose dispora, Flemings and Walloons, settled in what is now Manhattan, Albany, Connecticut, and New Jersey in 1623. It is also the home of Generations Found.

Although based in Belgium and ready to assist you with Flemish, Walloon or Belgium genealogy issues, our genealogy services extend to other nationalities and countries. Examples are described in Recent Research Projects below.

(As an addendum as to what Belgium is best known I add to the list the items in the above image: Brussels, the Grand Place, the biennial display of the Flower Carpet 2014, and rain. This year's Flower Carpet 2018 will be on display from 16-19 August. You can view images of past years, including 2014, here. Come join us. Although August is usually our month of summer, rain is always optional as you can see in the image.)

Recent Research Projects


What were the Irish origins of a couple who emigrated to Canada ca. 1830 and reasons why they left Ireland?

West Virginia->Texas->New Mexico

What happened to the husband who deserted his West Virginia homestead, wife and four children in 1923?

Pennsylvania->West Virginia

What was the personal history of the U.S.Army deserter and criminal prior to his marriage to a relative in 1901?


Where in Poland and Ukraine did immigrant great grandparents of the 1910s reside at the time of their emigration and where were they born?

Would You Like to See an Example of a Report?

The Henry Morton Stanley Archives constitutes the personal archives of journalist and traveler Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904, the individual who "found" Dr. Livingstone). The Archives are housed in the Stanley Pavilion of the Musée royal de l'Afrique Centrale (Royal Museum for Central Africa), Tervuren, Belgium. Major James Burton Pond (1838-1903) was the agent who represented Stanley for his lecture tour of the United States and Canada (1886-1887). This report identifies Pond's immediate family and paternal and maternal grandparents.

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Contact Us For More Information or Request a Proposal

We'd like to hear from you. If you have a research project in mind—in the Message block—tell us what you already know; how you know it and what you wish to discover.


Generations Found is Leslie Karr, a professional genealogist, who enjoys the challenge of solving your (and his) genealogy problems. He is a Certificate Holder of Boston University's Genealogical Research Certificate Program; a member of Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and National Genealogy Society (NGS); and moderator, All-month NGS Quarterly Study Group.

The framework he relies upon for accurate genealogical research and sound results is the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) as published in Genealogy Standards: Second Edition (2019) authored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists(R) (BCG).

Leslie adheres to and produces work in accordance with APG's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices and NGS's Guidelines for Sound Genealogical Research and Sharing Information with Others. Leslie is not a Certified Genealogist(SM); however, he also adheres to and produces work in accordance with BCG's Genealogists Code of Ethics.

(No, it's not what you're thinking—the helicopter belongs to Monacair—it was “borrowed” for a 40th wedding anniversary trip to Monte Carlo. The blue water is courtesy of the Mediterranean Sea.)

Privacy Policy

Last updated: 25 May 2018

Generations Found ("us", "we", or "our") operates (the "Site"). We respect the privacy of visitors of this website and its clients. This section informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We collect a minimum of Personal Information to protect your privacy and only use Personal Information for the purpose it was collected. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection And Use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name and email address ("Personal Information").

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Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data").

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We will not use or share your Personal Information for other uses. The Personal Information you leave in a contact form will only be used to contact you about that specific question or inquiry. Your Personal Information will not be forwarded without your permission. Should you become a client of Generations Found your name, mailing address and/or email address is necessary for sending invoice(s) for services rendered. In order to provide these services, as described at our Site, it you may also elect to provide family information.


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