Ancestors Are Special Characters…

Sometimes they hide, sometimes they lie; they can be big and bold, or quiet with unexpected achievements. Sometimes they can drive you to use special characters such as %^&*#! when you can’t figure out who they were or where they lived. Ancestors are waiting to be discovered, connected, and appreciated.

Lambert Research Services: 
Reconnecting Family & Heritage


I’m Vicky Lambert…

A native Californian, I’ve been a genealogist for over twenty years in search of my Eastern, Midwestern, and Southern ancestors, as well as veterans from the Revolutionary War to WW II. This work has led me to help others in tracking their hard-to-find ancestors and stories.

My specialization is in Forensic Genealogy with specific focus on probate, estate, kinship determination, and missing heirs.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Founding Board Member and Past Treasurer, Forensic Genealogy Special Interest Group, Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Graduate of ProGen Study Group, a peer review program for genealogists
  • Certificate holder from the Boston University CPE Genealogical Research Program
  • Member of:
    • Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
    • National Genealogical Society (NGS)
    • California Genealogical Society (CGS)
    • Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS)
  • Certificate holder from the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh in:
    • Establishing Genealogical Proof with DNA
    • Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy
    • Beyond Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy
    • Mastering the Art of Genealogical Documentation
    • Corpus Juris: Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogy
  • Scholarship recipient from the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
  • Experienced in forensic genealogy, reconnecting families and objects, historic research, residential genealogy
  • Trained in genealogical research using online, archival, and genetic testing sources

As a certificate-holder of the Boston University CPE Genealogical Research Program, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, I support and adhere to the American Professional Genealogist’s Code of Ethics and the Board for the Certification of Genealogists Genealogical Proof Standard.


Like ancestors, every project is special and is customized to meet your needs:

  • Forensic genealogy: kinship determination, missing heirs, probate, and estate requirements
  • Repatriation and reconnection of family and heirlooms
  • Family tree research and construction, including use of DNA test results
  • Historical research
  • Document research and retrieval: census, property, probate/wills, county records, etc.
  • Coaching: want to do it yourself, but not sure how to start, or need a jump start for your search?


How do I start?

Let’s start with baby steps and identify one person or relationship you would like to know more about.

Write down what you know about this person and/or their parents, siblings, and offspring. Add dates (birth, marriage, death) and possible residence locations if you know them, even if you are not sure. Stories passed down to you may contain nuggets of valuable information, even if you don’t believe some of the details.

If you want to organize your information, use a family group sheet to record your data, such as the one from the National Archives and Records Administration.

When you’re ready drop me a line at inquiry@LambertResearch.com and we’ll go from there!