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We can find the Coats of Arms in your family.

Have you always wondered about your place in history?

Unlock the secrets of your past and bring the stories of your ancestor’s to life today, with COADB’s Genealogy Research Services!

We Solve Ancient Mysteries

COADB’s expert genealogists have helped thousands of families uncover their history all they way back through The Victorian Era, The Renaissance, and The Middle Ages.

Jillian, a 60-year-old grandmother from Canada, always wanted to learn more about her genealogy. Her own grandmother used to tell her that she came from a very noble family that lived in castles and accomplished great things throughout history.

With her first grandchild on the way, it would be the perfect time to fill in the blanks and ensure that their history was passed down to the next generation.

With a little input from Jillian, we traced her family history all the way back to the 1200s, discovering that her grandmother was right! She had multiple Coats of Arms in her lineage and descended from a long line of noblemen and women. Below is the story of just one of the many interesting figures that we brought back to life for Jillian and her family.

Portrait of Black Duncan

Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy was born in 1550 in Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland. He was known as “Black Duncan.”

Black Duncan was knighted in 1590 and held the office of Member of Parliament in 1593. He also held the office of Hereditary Sheriff of Perthshire for life and became 1st Baronet Campbell of Glenorchy, Co. Perth (Nova Scotia) in 1625.

One of his main pursuits was building and acquiring castles. Apparently he was quite prolific in this endeavor, and ended up owning many castles and estate lands during the course of his life.

And this is only the beginning of the story!

COADB’s Genealogy Research Services didn't stop with tracing Black Duncan’s entire life story for Jillian.

Our Expert Genealogist also found details on the Campbell lineage all the way back to the early 13th century, and multiple ancestors who had been granted Coats of Arms!

Portraitof the earliest Campbell ancestor

Earliest known Campbell,
Cailean Mor Caimbeul (1230-1296)

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Earliest known Campbell Coat of Arms

House of Campbell
Earliest-Known
Ancient Arms

Black Duncan's Coat of Arms

The ship on Black Duncan's Coat of Arms symbolizes adventures at sea.

More Cambpell family ancestor portraits

Our genealogist was able to uncover 800 years of Campbell family history!

How COADB’s Genealogy Research Works

Our goal is to give you and your family a deeper understanding of where you came from and a closer connection to your history.

Every family tree and coat of arms search begins with what the family already knows about their lineage. That is then entered into what we call a working tree.

The next step is to find any and all supporting documents to prove the next ancestor back. In the Campbell case, the family tree information was known for the first four generations.

Once all the known generations are verified with Census Records, Birth and Baptismal Records, Genealogies, books such as Burkes Family Records, and Parish Records, we move on to searching online databases as far back as they go.

After this initial search is done we can go back even further by contacting repositories such as libraries, historical societies, or archives.

In the last 16 years we’ve helped tens-of-thousands of families discover who and where they come from.

We serve families and individuals who are descended from English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, German, French, Spanish, Swiss, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Belgian, Italian, Russian, Austrian, Polish, Portuguese, and even some Eastern European countries.

Real Testimonials

Woman pondering the past

"I had a wonderful experience with COADB.

I had a specific request about a family coat of arms for one side of my genealogy, they provided in depth research and two potential examples of coat of arms that may have been part of my family.

The customer service experience was excellent. They made the experience personal for me and even provided me some additional information that I would not have thought to ask for. I highly recommend working with COADB."

– Carina H., from Connecticut, February 2019

"The assigned genealogist produced great results on our Family Tree and did it in an amazingly short time! The whole package just seems to say 'grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy the details.'

It was money well spent!"

– William D., from California, January 2019

"COADB and the team were a GREAT resource in helping me find the coat of arms I was looking for.

They also went above and beyond to perform the genealogy research needed in order to identify the coat of arms. I would use them again for sure! The service provided is personal and direct and the follow through went beyond my expectations."

– Cory L., from Massachusettes, August 2019

"I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all the work you the rest of the folks at COADB did on this report. The little details you were able to put into the report made me feel good about it, and it will mean that much more to everyone.

It is truly going to make a wonderful gift not only for my mom but for the entire family. You have helped us recapture our history and tie us to our past in a time when everything seems to be reaping the whirlwind. I will be sure to mention how excellent you have all been on Christmas morning."

– Joel S., from Pennsylvania, December 2019

Grandfather hugging his grandson

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Our founder, John Lehman, traced his lineage all the way back to the year 1546 AD! See what his custom report looks like before purchasing one for your family.



COADB Genealogy Report

For $199 you get:

A family Pedigree Chart created by an expert Genealogist that traces your lineage over hundreds of years and gives you the names, dates, and locations of your ancestors.

Your custom Coat of Arms Consultation provided by our own resident Heraldry Expert that gives you details about Coats of Arms that may have been granted to members of your family, if any.

We also include all Ancestral Photos & Documents that we uncover, such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, draft cards, as well as all historically significant photographs we find during our search.

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