Larry Van Horn

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I have been researching my family history for the last 40 plus years. I'm a proud native Texan and have a lot of roots in the Lone Start state.

I have documented nearly 40,000 ancestors and descendants in compiling my family genealogy using my favorite genealogy program - Legacy 9. I have researched and found ancestors who served during in the French and Indian Wars, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican American War, Civil War, World War I/II, Vietnam, and I even have two great-great grandfathers who served as Frontier Battalion Texas Rangers in the 1880s.

I also teach genealogy classes at a local college, lecture at various local civic groups and schools, and write a syndicated genealogy newspaper column. I research cemeteries and fill photo request here on FAG as time permits in the Tri-State area (northern Georgia, western North Carolina, and eastern Tennessee). I also specialize in estate / probate genealogy research to assist law firms in locating the heirs of deceased individuals for local probate courts.

I retired from the U.S. Navy in 1993 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer after 23 years active duty service both the surface and aviation communities. So I have a keen interest in documenting military services veterans and their final resting places.

If I have a memorial posted for one of your ancestors (not distant cousins, etc) and they are not any of my ancestors, I'm more than happy to transfer management of their Find A Grave memorial to you. Just contact me or email me directly at the address familyhistorian at frontier dot com.

You can see more about my research on my family blog at

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