Have you been talking about tracing your family tree or finding out more information about a particular ancestor, but just don’t have the time, energy or expertise to do so? We LOVE to “chase” ancestors from the UK, Canada, all of Europe and elsewhere.
It’s not just about dates and records; it’s about family history, when and where and how your ancestors lived. Let us use our research skills to help you discover the history of your ancestors, who they were, how and where they lived… and how they helped shape your life!
Not everyone is looking for their long lost ancestors. Some people are looking for their recently lost, or never even known, relatives. We can provide DNA analysis of matches for clients who have submitted DNA samples to ancestry.com. And we also can help with adoption research.
Wherever you are in your journey to discover your roots—whether you are right at the beginning, somewhere on the path, or standing right in front of a “brick wall,” we can help!
Kate & Mike Lancor ~ Genealogy Research Specialists
We have over 35 years of experience in chasing down our own ancestors. What started out as a hobby quickly became our passion. We have been sharing this passion with others since 2015 by connecting people with their ancestors and helping them come face-to-face with the past. It feeds our souls as we help others learn about and appreciate their ancestors.
Our specialty is researching Irish ancestry. We have made eleven trips in the past twelve years to Ireland and have visited sites in every county in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. We have become versed in the history of Ireland and why the Irish emigrated during different time periods. We have also taken genealogy courses that are specific to researching and finding Irish ancestors.
We have researched our own ancestors in New York State and French Canada so those are areas of special interest for us. We have the experience and the resources to undertake searches anywhere in the United States and Europe.
Kate and Mike at the entrance to Newgrange Stone Age passage tomb in the Boyne Valley, Co. Meath.
Mike chalking two gravestones of his Fisher ancestors in a cemetery in Redwood, St. Lawrence Co. in northern New York State. “Chalking” gravestones does not damage the gravestones and highlights both raised and etched inscriptions on the stones.
A most impertinent “brick wall.”
The levee has burst… For more than 10 years, I had been staring at a most impertinent “brick wall” in my search to find where in Ireland my Jackson ancestors originated. I had numerous scraps of information, many tales and much family lore, all to no avail. An ad in a local newspaper led me to Old Friends Genealogy and they burst the levee with a mountain of new data on my family. Through Mike and Kate’s efforts, they have determined the who, where, and when, and added four generations from County Roscommon, Ireland to the family tree. As a bonus they found the missing name of my paternal great grandmother, Elizabeth Atwell, in County Longford, and added several generations of her ancestors. As a result, I am extraordinarily pleased with their ability to locate records and find ancestors. Fred J., Texas
Kate and genealogist colleague Eilish Feeley in Old Kilmeane Cemetery in Co. Roscommon,looking at gravestones for some of Fred J.’s ancestors.Fred J. and his wife have also toured his ancestors' home townlands with Eilish!