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.
A research “road map” enabling us to target information collection.
Search relevant websites worldwide for pertinent information.
We can visit Belgium's numerous archives to find source information.
Handwritten documents reproduced as typescript and summarized for ease of reading and identifying relevant information when necessary.
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.
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.
We can assist your search for and validation of missing or unknown beneficiaries or heirs utilizing our genealogical knowledge and expertise.
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.)
What were the Irish origins of a couple who emigrated to Canada ca. 1830 and reasons why they left Ireland?
What happened to the husband who deserted his West Virginia homestead, wife and four children in 1923?
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?
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.Get Report
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 is 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.)
Last updated: 25 May 2018
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