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About Us

William A Nixon Family

Our story

Preserving your family history can be a challenging process and it continues for years as the generations come and go.  

As a first-generation Canadian, I have had a keen interest in discovering where my family came from and what brought them to Canada.  The desire to learn how to help others discover their family history was so strong I studied to become a professional genealogist.

Our values

As professionals, our services are guided by the Board of Certified Genealogists' Code of Ethics and Genealogy Standards (GPS).  The GPS provides a set of guidelines that help ensure the research is conducted in a thorough and systematic way. By following the GPS, our clients can be confident they are receiving conclusions based on the best evidence available.

Thomas Ross Family
Weymess Castle

Our history

Creative Roots has been researching families now for more than 10 years.  The research has taken us across the globe to the United Kingdom, United States, Austria and Ukraine.  Although I specialize in Canadian records the genealogy research methodology is easily applied to all locations and ethnicities.


Carol Walsh
CEO, Founder and Author

Carol Walsh is the CEO of Creative Roots, a professional genealogy company. She has a passion for preserving family history and storytelling.

Carol's research methodology centers around fact-finding and publishing in a format that readers can use to preserve the stories. Her ultimate goal is to help families connect with their past and each other.

Our culture

At Creative Roots, we believe that family history is an important part of our culture.
Genealogy is the study of family lineage, and it can be a rewarding process to trace your family's history through historical records. We have many resources available to help you in this process, including online databases, family history books, and local archives. By preserving family history, we can connect with our past and better
understand who we are.

“Creative Roots produced the most amazing book on our grandmother’s family dating back to the early 1600s.  The book was well put together with family photographs and records.  We cherish this book and have to pass it down to the generations to follow.”

Brenda Poole Wilson