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Tristan L. Tolman, AG®

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Tristan L. Tolman, AG , is a professional genealogist, author, editor, and publisher. She has a bachelor's degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University and received her accreditation in genealogy research in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic States through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). Tristan has been actively involved in the genealogical field for over twenty years. She has served on the ICAPGen Board as the first vice chair and on the Nominations Committee of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has written curriculum for the Family History degree programs at BYU-Idaho and BYU-Provo and was co-editor of Becoming an Excellent Genealogist: Essays on Professional Research Skills (2012). She loves working with clients and enjoys being on the research team of the award-winning television series, Relative Race. She is a member in good standing of ICAPGen, the National Genealogical Society, and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Tristan specializes in U.S. genealogical research, writing personal and family histories, and preparing genealogical information for publication. She and her husband Blair are the parents of five children.

Service Description:
GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH Tristan L. Tolman, AG® is an accredited genealogist researcher through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). She specializes in United States research and has successfully solved hundreds of difficult genealogical problems. Whether you want to learn who your ancestors were, do historical research on people or places, join a lineage society, or break through a genealogical "brick wall," Tristan can help. She lives minutes away from the largest genealogical library in the world and researches there regularly. She also knows how to access records in the National Archives, state and local libraries, courthouses, county clerk's offices, cemeteries, and more. WRITING / EDITING With over fifteen years of experience in writing and editing books and articles, Tristan can help you with your writing project. She is an expert at collecting material by interviewing people and researching the facts--and then developing the material into an interesting book, article, or personal or family history. She is familiar with the major style guides and knows the rules of English writing. She is known for her ability to skillfully refine and clarify an author's writing while maintaining the author's voice. Whether you need a writer, an editor, or a consultant for your writing project, contact Tristan for help. PUBLISHING Tristan's company, Legacy Family History, Inc., makes publishing services available to her clients. She can help you publish your personal history, family history, or business history. Whether you need help from start to finish--with the researching, writing, editing, and publishing of your book--or just need help with part of the process, she'd love to work with you.

Professional Credentials:

Academic Degrees:
Bachelor of Arts (Family History/Genealogy)

Professional Learning
BYU Certificate - British

Research Specialty:
Civil War ; Colonial ; Emigration & Immigration ; Federal Records ; Historical Sites ; Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) ; Lineage Societies ; Loyalists ; Mayflower ; Military ; Naturalization ; Paleography (ancient/historical handwriting)

Time Period Specialty:
18th Century ; 19th Century ; 20th Century

Geographic Specialty:
DE ; MD ; NJ ; NY ; PA ; New England ; Mid-Atlantic ; South ; Midwest ; Rocky Mountains ; West ; Northwest

Service Categories:
Editor ; Compiler/Indexer ; Instructor ; Publisher ; Author/Writer ; Oral History/Interview

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5902 Woodshire Ln
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(801) 380-5924
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