Case Study: The 3 Lyons Legend

Case Study: The 3 Lyons Legend

For over a century there has been a legend about 3 Lyon Brothers, and it goes like this. “Henry Lyon and his two brothers, Thomas and Richard Lyon of Perthshire, Scotland were in Oliver Cromwell’s army, a part of the guard who witnessed the execution of King...
Case Study: Grandfather Unknown

Case Study: Grandfather Unknown

The Hamilton family always wondered who their dad’s father was. Kenneth Hamilton was never told by his mother when growing up and unfortunately he went to his grave never knowing. It was somewhat muddied because on the birth certificate the name Herbert...
Case Study: Thomas Jefferson’s “John Hancock”

Case Study: Thomas Jefferson’s “John Hancock”

The Kitchell Family owned a large farm in Lebanon, Ohio and heard that the original land deed for the farm had Thomas Jefferson’s signature on it but had never seen it. They contacted HamGeni to track down the document and get a certified copy of it. It took...
Case Study: Geesner, Giesner and Gessner

Case Study: Geesner, Giesner and Gessner

The family story goes that, 3 brothers came over from Germany with the last name of Giesner. All alcoholics. Once they came ashore they went and got drunk. They then all got into a fight. One brother, Jacob, said he wanted nothing to do with them ever again and...