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With Origins, your family history is no longer a thing of the past. Trust our experts to map out your pedigree, find missing relatives and discover your ancestors’ stories. You’ll soon see why Origins Genealogy is the preferred professional genealogy company for folks who need help with ancestry research.
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A Professional Genealogy Service
Our researchers around the globe are ready to help you discover your personal origins and learn your family stories. Whether you are interested in tracing your pedigree, gathering family stories, or using DNA to find your biological dad or locate an adopted sibling, you’ve come to the right place.
We’re a full-service professional genealogy firm which uses the genealogy proof standard. We carefully screen, select and train genealogy professionals to know how to find your birth parents and family story.
Based near the world’s largest family history library, we have access to millions of microfilmed church and government records from locations in over 110 countries. We have feet on the ground in many countries and researchers who care deeply about your experience.
Our highest goal is to help you love your family heritage. We look for stories of resilience, excellence and courage you’ll want to pass on to your children and grandchildren. Our experienced genealogists are ready to start working on what matters most to you.
We offer free consultations and will help you understand every option available in answering your unique family questions.
The Origins Genealogy Difference
Combining our passion for genealogy, attention to detail and decades of research experience with the latest in DNA technology, Origins brings you unparalleled results in connecting you with your family stories.
A Professional Genealogy Company Unlike Any Other
Origins Customers Speak Out
Early LDS (Mormon)
Family History Narratives
Genealogy Brick Walls
Latter-Day Saints (LDS)
Tracing Family Trees
Writing Family Biographies
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Personalized Ancestral Tours
Origins researchers and our travel agent will provide custom and personalized travel ideas for one ancestral hometown. Let us help you visit such places as homes, churches, and other significant areas of your ancestors.
Imagine walking where your ancestors walked, touching the walls of homes where they lived, visiting buildings they built, or standing in places they were married. Fill out the form to let us know where you would like to visit.
Travel to your ancestors’ homeland with a heritage tour. Prearranged itineraries make your trip relaxing so you can focus on learning more about your origins. We’ve done the work to make this a trip of a lifetime.
Take your family for an unforgettable journey back in time to get an appreciation of what life was like for your ancestors. We offer travel to just about any place you can imagine. Click on the area you would like to go and learn more about must-see places and tour schedules.
Genealogy Training and Resources
Here at Origins Genealogy, we want our visitors and clients to have access to the very best genealogical resources and information! Whether you’re tracing your ancestors or searching for a family member who’s still alive, the resources on this page will satisfy your every question or need.
- Adoption Terms and Glossary
- All About Genetic Genealogy
- What You Need to Know About Ancestor Research
- Everything About Finding Biological Parents
- How to Find Your Birth Father
- How to Find Your Biological Mom
- How to Find Biological Parents by State
- How to Find Your Adopted Sibling
- When Your DNA Doesn’t Match Your Dad
- What Does an Unexpected DNA Match Mean
- What You Should Call Your Birth Mom
- What is Open Adoption
- What It Means to be an Adoptee
- Your Biological Mom Probably Wants You to Find Her
- Benefits of Hiring a Professional Genealogist
- Learn About Irish Genealogy
- Review of 23andMe vs AncestryDNA
- List of the Best Genealogy Websites
- Your Guide to Family Tree Research
- Why You Should Research Your Family History
- What It Means to Have Close DNA Match
- How To Find Elusive Genealogical Records
- How to Write a Letter to Your Birth Mother
- How to Contact Your Birth Parents
- Pros and Cons of Finding Biological Parents
- How to Find Birth Parents with Little Information
Origins Genealogy FAQ
Origins Genealogy offers two different categories of service that are closely related to one another.
- We can help with finding biological parents, adopted siblings, or other family members, using DNA testing and genetic genealogy technology and research methods.
- We can help with researching ancestors, building your family tree, and connecting with your biological heritage.
Both categories of genealogical service involve research. The first has more of a contemporary focus, typically involving living persons, while the second often reaches far into the past, identifying distant ancestors, their relationships, and where, when and how they lived.
Origins Genealogy was founded by Jenny Wallentine and Barbara Pace.
We are incorporated as Origins International, Inc., so sometimes you will see us referred to as Origins International. However, we’ve chosen Origins Genealogy as our “doing business as” name, given that it reflects the service we offer.
Origins Genealogy is an online genealogy company serving customers across the globe. Our headquarters are near Salt Lake City, Utah.
No, we cannot guarantee success. However, we do have a 100% success rate to date in the cases we have chosen to accept.
We assess each case, and if we choose to go forward with yours, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. This is not the same as a guarantee of success, as no company on earth can guarantee success.
If we accept your case and are unsuccessful in finding your birth father or mother, we will refund your money.
Though we cannot guarantee success, our past track record is extremely good and we have more than 50 five-star reviews on Google, including the following from Deb C:
“After years of frustration trying to solve the puzzle on my own, Origins staff were able to find the mystery birth father very quickly. They provided a comprehensive report outlining the DNA matrix that proved the person, with bonus background info and photos. Definitely recommend their service !!”
There are many great free genealogy resources online. The best website for one person’s research may not help another person, so there’s no single “best” free genealogy website.
Origins Genealogy wrote a helpful guide to the best free and paid websites, so check that out as well.
And of course, if you want to fast-track your genealogy work, you can always ask Origins for help!
Origins Genealogy suggests starting with your living relatives who are older, and gathering what they may know about the family and its history, before moving on to online research.
We wrote a guide to getting started with your family tree. If you need any help with constructing a family tree or finding your ancestors, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!
Yes, Origins Genealogy uses Ancestry.com, along with many other genealogical resources, both online and offline, when we help our customers find living relatives or identify ancestors.
We use the Ancestry DNA test in our birth parent searches, and the Ancestry.com genealogical database is one of several that we scour on behalf of our clients.
We also consult analog (offline) sources as well, including those hosted by the Salt Lake Family History Library, which has the largest offline collection of genealogical records in the world.
23andMe and Ancestry both offer world-class DNA testing, each with a slightly different focus.
We believe that the Ancestry one is superior for genealogical purposes, and the 23andMe test for health screening purposes.
Read our complete review of 23andMe vs Ancestry DNA tests, and see why Origins uses the Ancestry genealogical DNA test for our customers.
Depending on the nature of your case and what you’re trying to accomplish, hiring a professional genealogist may cost you only a few hundred dollars up into many thousands.
Origins Genealogy bills at $125.00 per hour for our genealogy services, but we offer discounted hourly rates if you purchase hourly bundles upfront. See our genealogy packages.
Genetic genealogy sits at the intersection of traditional genealogical research and the latest in DNA testing technology.
Origins Genealogy is a leading genetic genealogy company and can use your DNA test results, in conjunction with other genealogical methods, to identify living relatives or solve genealogical mysteries.