My name is Ronald Kolb. I have a Bachelors
of Science Degree from Utah State University in Logan, Utah
in Environmental Studies. I have always had a love for Nature.
For the last 20 years, I have had my own landscaping business
building ponds, patios, and planting a wide variety of plants.
My personal journey has taken me from planting live trees,
to helping you find the ancestors in your family tree.
My family research experience had me learning
about genealogy while living in Utah. I learned from the best
while researching at the Family History Library in Salt Lake
City. A part time endeavor has turned into a full time passion,
and as of 2007 I have logged over 15,000 hours of research
time. I now live in northern Illinois, where I have access
to all of the large archives and libraries in the Chicago,
IL area. I also travel to the Allen County library on a regular
My experiences include research in Germany,
Ireland, Scotland, England, Canada, and the United States.
Hobbyist genealogists typically pursue
their own ancestry and that of their spouses. Professional
genealogists conduct research for others, publish
books on genealogical methods, teach, or work for companies
that provide software or online databases.
As a professional genealogists, I
try to understand not just where and when people lived, but
also their lifestyles, biographies, and motivations. This often
requires — or
leads to — knowledge
of antiquated laws, old political boundaries, migration trends,
and historical social conditions.
If you want a complete picture of your family
history and a comprehensive, professionally researched family
tree that you can pass down to future generations, contact