Research, analysis, and reporting in cases with legal implications.


We charge by the hour or the project rather than on a contingency basis, so that White Birch Research remains an unbiased third party with no stake in the outcome. Research is performed ethically, efficiently, and in adherence to the standards of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy and the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Deliverables include reports or affidavits with source citations, copies of vital records and other referenced documents, and a family tree evidencing kinship.

Types of work & clients include:

  • Public administrators, estate executors, and probate attorneys in matters involving unknown or missing heirs

  • Real estate attorneys, title insurance companies and their claims counsel dealing with quiet title matters or other land issues requiring proof of kinship

  • Advocates and guardians of the elderly with dementia or Alzheimer’s

  • Banks and trusts officers and insurance companies needing assistance locating heirs and beneficiaries of trusts and insurance accounts

  • Identification of next of kin prior to a coroner’s release of a body or cemetery removals.