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The Next Campaign to End  Heritage Fraud and Paper Terrorism ! For information on how to participate, please contact us.

Please contact one of our Online Heritage Research Advisors 


Mr. Jerry Ward 

House Chairman  & Senior Historian/Researcher on  Indo African & Negro Genealogical  History in North Carolina

(888)-693-8314 ex 703



Michelle Centers 

Senior field Research Advisor  European, African and Native American Genealogy

888-693-8314  Ex 702    


The House of Ancestry

Adjunct Professors,

Presenters, Scholars, and Lecturers


Educational Advisors 

Chief Lonzado Langley -National Spokesman , Professional Forensic Genealogist/Colonial Historian on Indian Slavery and Colonial Slave Trade - Senior Researcher/Advisor on colonial racial laws. Census resporting and the history of Savannah River Uchee and Apalache people South Carolina and Georgia. 


Irma Suggs  Researcher and Family Historian on Early Virginia Colonial Laws. Maryland, DC, VA



Honorary Member 

Honorable - Beverly A. Harper 


Public Speakers 

Lonzado Langley  Forensic Genealogist and  Colonial Investigative Historian  

Jerry Ward - Sr  Family Historian  

Irma Suggs - Sr Family Historian



Services and Rates by Partner Alliances




The House of Ancesty  offers a wide range of services by means of Uchean Historical Society, and Savannah River Chiefdom's E Learning Campus. Classes are taught by Forensic Genealogist, Colonial, and Tribal Historians. These professionals will personally help you.

You can do the research yourself with our guidance, provided you have attended one many lectures given by Chief Langley and our Colonial Historians Alliance Partners. We strive to educate those interested in learning about genealogy. We are professionals who adhere to high standards in our work and can teach you to do the same. Our charges are reasonable.

You may use your credit card or checking account to send payments via PayPal.  Whether you are a novice or an experienced genealogist wanting to know detail events and timelines in certain regions you are not accustom to we will be happy to help you compile your family history. We are happy to:


Answer questions
Find sources
Obtain documents
Evaluate evidence
Work on your problem ancestor
Help you collect proofs for tribal petition of heritage societies
Compile whole genealogies
Lecture to a group or society


House of Ancestry website offers instructions to get you started. We will introduce you to the historical data that has been suppress, omitted, or commonly over looked. These are major record types, show you how to locate, obtain the documents you need, explain how to preserve and share your information with family, and others. And whenever you need personal assistance we’re here to help you at any point along the way.


Our web site also includes pages of special interest:


Colonial Records (Common Laws)
Laws and City Codes on Race
Court Records, Criminal  and Civil, Estate and Probate

Lectures and Classes


We are experienced lecturers and have a wide range of topics to choose from. For a list of Chief Langley’s  lectures, and classes visit:


Introduction to genealogy
Research techniques
Other popular topics



Our Fees


Our standard rate is $50/hour plus expenses and our minimum charge is $25. Just ask when you send in your request. We charge in fifteen minute increments and will refund any overage. Expenses may include, but are not limited to: costs of photocopies, fees charged by civil authorities for records and film orders placed on your behalf, travel, and parking fees when necessary. The more specific your question, the faster and easier it will be for us to answer.


We will do our best to answer your questions in a timely manner but cannot guarantee that a particular record or set of records exists. When presented with complicated questions or projects, we cannot predict in advance the time needed to find information. In that case, we may charge a retaining fee, keeping our customer informed with progress reports. When the authorized maximum is reached we will seek authorization to continue.


Disclaimers & Liabilities


Because the information we are seeking is from past generations, it may not have survived. We may search and search but it may not be there! Old photographs and letters from your Civil War ancestor may have been lost or destroyed by descendants who found them of no value. Courthouses may have burned or been flooded taking existing records with them. Court costs may have been so high that your ancestor didn’t bother to register their deeds, etc. Old hometown newspapers may not have survived. Documents that were once there may have been removed and put into public collections by unscrupulous people. Maybe the document never existed. Was your family too far from a courthouse to register all births or deaths?  Your ancestor may not have written a will. Perhaps your family was on the move and not counted on the census.


Some times information found in public records is inaccurate. An ancestor may have lied about his age to get out of the draft. A census taker may have assumed a youngster in the family was another child of the parents, rather than a grandchild. A widow may have given incorrect birthplace information for her husband's death certificate. We cannot be held liable for incorrect conclusions based on the originator's motive to deceive.


Our time to search for these documents is the same even if nothing is found. A Professional Genealogist is, therefore, paid for his or her time, not the number of documents produced. A written report will be submitted when we do brick wall analysis or in-depth genealogy. The reports show what repositories, libraries, archives, or databases were searched, how they were searched, and the results of the search, and suggestions for further searches, if appropriate.


House of Ancestry, states that under no circumstances will House of Ancestry or its Staff be liable to any person or business entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages caused by the information we provide or fail to provide, or by any other website to which this site is linked (a “third-party site”).


Unless otherwise stated all the contents of this website are owned and under the copyright and protection of House of Ancestry . Except as provided below, reproduction of any of the content is prohibited.


House of Ancestry will hold all requests from clients and results of research in confidence as long as it does not compromise our ethical standards. Standards are set by the Board of Uchean Historical Society and Uchean Tribal Genealogist. If information can be found in public records, or if the facts are or can be known by others, or can be rightfully obtained from another non confidential source, then confidentiality can not be assured.  Please note:  we follow the guidelines.


If some aspect of the findings can be useful to others in training, teaching mode, or in published form, The House of Ancestry reserves the right to use such material.


Viewers of this website may download or print any part of this website for solely personal use. However, none of the contents of this website may be reproduced, redistributed, incorporated into, or stored on any media (hard copy or electronic) for commercial or other monetary purposes without the expressed prior written permission of The House of Ancestry, Uchean Historical Society, and Savannah River Chiefdom's Research Institute.



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