Corey Oiesen, founder
Have you solved a family mystery? Brought cousins together? Overcome a brick wall? Building an heir search case? Do you need help?
Genealogy Heroes recognizes the heroic acts committed through genealogical research and aims to help genealogists and family history enthusiasts realize their goals. With more than 20 years of experience, Genealogy Heroes offers research, translation, writing, and editing.
Genealogy Heroes offers 20 years of experience in genealogical research, translation, writing, and editing. Founder Corey Oiesen holds a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. She is an instructor in the program. She works as a genealogist in a wide range of U.S., French, and Italian research, and provides Italian dual citizenship preparation and French and Italian translation. Her research roots stem from adoption and missing person research. She holds an M.B.A. from Georgia State and a B.A. from Virginia Tech. She has also completed the ProGen Study Group program and Excelsior College’s Advanced Practicum in Genealogy course.
Family tree research, from scratch or in support of work already performed
Assistance to professional genealogists
In-person records retrieval, photography (cemetery, old houses, and buildings)
Lineage society applications
Heir searches for attorneys or search firm
Living person and adoption searches accepted on a case-by-case basis
Geographic specialties: France, Canada, Italy, U.S.
Italian research, dual-citizenship projects (through Lo Schiavo Genealogica)
Translation and Interpretation
French-to-English, English-to-French translation, written
Spoken French-to English, English to French communication, interpretation
Italian to English translation, written
Expertise in difficult handwriting
Editing and Writing
In-depth editing and advisement on books, articles, family charts, and more
Quick, "second set of eyes" review of articles, letters, applications, emails, etc.
Review of journal submissions, with adherence to house style
Writing family history books
Strong edits delivered in a kind manner
Presentations in-person or via webinar
Variety of genealogical subjects including:
How to get started
How to leave a legacy
Comparing sources, how to prove conclusions
French genealogy (basic - advanced)
Living people research
More about our work
Genealogy Heroes provides research for all regions of the United States and Canada, as well as English-, Italian-, and French-speaking regions throughout the world. We provide referrals for regions or topics outside of our area of expertise.
We regularly access in California:
Santa Clara County Court House
Santa Clara Family History Center
Santa Cruz County Court House
Santa Cruz Family History Center
Santa Cruz Public Library Genealogy Room
San Jose Public Library, California Room
With notice, we can also access:
California State Library - Sutro
National Archives - San Bruno, Calif.
Oakland Regional Family History Center
San Francisco Department of Public Health, court house
San Francisco Public Library
We also visit the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and the California State Archives regularly. We conduct much of our work through correspondance, personal contact and poring over miles of microfilm.
Access in Other Countries
We also visit the Family History Library in Salt Lake City regularly, as well as repositories throughout the U.S. and Europe. We go well-beyond internet searching, seeking the best and most appropriate sources to answer the client's research questions. We conduct much of our work through correspondence, personal contact, examining original sources, and poring over miles of microfilm.