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Visible Roots is owned and operated by Emily Sparkman, a researcher with a lifelong passion for the origin of things, from ancestry to linguistics, ancient history and archaeology, to psychology.  She holds a B.A. from Wake Forest University, an M.A. from Western Carolina University, and has more than twenty years of experience as a genealogist and legal investigator. 


As a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, we adhere to a strict code of ethics, as outlined here

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Forensic Genealogist

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