About Lineages

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For the past twenty-five years, Johni Cerny, FUGA, has assembled a gifted staff of professional genealogists. Her efforts have resulted in a brilliant group of people who use cutting edge technology and the collective experience of over 150 years of research experience to trace the ancestry of thousands of American families.

Our History

Johni Cerny founded Lineages, Inc. in 1983, left the firm in 2005 and returned as the company’s President and CEO in 2011.  Between 2005 and 2011, she was the lead genealogist for several television series that have aired on PBS, including African American Lives 1 & 2, Faces of America and Finding Your Roots, which will begin airing in March, 2012. Those productions were under the direction of her dear friend and Executive Producer, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., KunhardtMcGee Productions, Ark Media and Inkwell Films. She’s been the family historian of choice for dozens of famous Americans. Johni specializes in tracing American, African American, English, Scottish, German, Slovakian, Swiss and Italian ancestors. Johni grew-up in her native Kansas City, Missouri and Los Angeles.  She graduated from Brigham Young University with majors in Genealogy and Social Work. Unable to make a living as a genealogist before “Roots” exploded on paper and television, she served on active duty in the United States Army from 1972 to 1979 and inactive duty from 1979-1983. Reaching the rank of Captain, she spent her last tour in Germany as the first female commander of a forward support unit.  Returning to Utah to live her dream by launching Lineages, Inc. Johni lives and works in Draper, Utah.


Our Invitation

We invite you to explore our website to learn about us, genealogy, our local and international services, and search some databases (we’ll be adding new data throughout the year). You can also browse our store, post a query and ask questions.

Please contact us for more personalized information at info@lineages.com or by phone at 801-571-6122 M-F, 8-4:30 MT.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (801) 571-6122
FAX Number: (801) 572-5626
Email Address: info@lineages.com


Mailing Address
Lineages, Inc.
PO Box 1584
Draper, Utah 84020-1584

Street Address
Lineages, Inc.
12660 South Fort Street, Suite 103
Draper, Utah 84020


Employment opportunities

Employment Opportunities are now available for qualified applicants.

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