Your Advantage in Family History Research
Valerie Elkins has been doing genealogy research for over 20 years and is the chief researcher for Advantage Genealogy. What gives Valerie the advantage you need and want when researching your ancestors?
Valerie has worked at the world renown Family History Library in Salt Lake City as a research consultant assisting Japanese patrons with their ancestry research.
Advantage Genealogy employs expert native Japanese translators to ensure accuracy in the translation of documents written in old Japanese characters.
Advantage Genealogy has successfully located hundreds of Japanese ancestors for our clients.
Valerie learned the language and culture while living and working in Japan. She is fluent in the language and familiar with the culture and writing of Japan and has a deep respect for the people and their heritage.
Advantage Genealogy truly gives you the advantage in locating your ancestors - no matter where they are located.
Valerie Elkins is a trusted professional and has done consultant and research work for the TV production of Generations Project as well as for the production company responsible for Who Do You Think You Are? TV show.
Valerie is a member of the following Professional Associations and Societies:
Advantage Genealogy provides world-class genealogy services and client satisfaction. Read what some of Valerie's clients have to say about her.
"Thank you for all your efforts in helping me find my mother! ...I loved my trip to Japan and to meet my [birth] mother [after 50 years] was a dream come true. I would like to work on my American family genealogy [next]. Thank you so much and God bless you."
"Thank you so much for inspiring our [group] to focus upon family history. You have made a tremendous impact. I continue to hear members reference your [conference address]. We appreciate your time, talents,and efforts in leading this great work..."
~ Jason K.
"Thorough, easy-to-understand and interesting...you gave us tips that we could start using today - and you made it fun too!"
~ Ginny W.
"I cannot express in words what Valerie has done for me and my family this past year. She has assisted me in being able to [find] my ancestors. I had just sent the last of my researched names to my niece and I was wondering how I would be able to go on [further in my research] and then I spoke to Valerie today... it is an answer to a prayer. Thank you, Valerie."
~ Aiko J.
Association of Professional Genealogists - Board of Directors
Federation of Genealogical Societies
National Genealogical Society
International Society of Family History Writers and Editors
Utah Genealogical Association - Past Vice President
National Association of Memoir Writers