About Amber

Her Story

Amber Oldenburg is a genealogist, lecturer, and social media manager with a degree in Family History Research from Brigham Young University-Idaho. She currently serves as an online instructor in the Family History Research program at BYU-Idaho. She specializes in United States Midwest research and is currently working toward professional accreditation with the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists in the Great Lakes region. When she is not working on family history, Amber can be found traveling the county with her family, exploring archives and cemeteries, or reading a historical monograph.


One Branch at a Time Genealogy is committed to conducting a full range of genealogical services with the same professional dedication you would expect from larger firms. We are in the business of providing clients with quality services, with the utmost integrity. Our goal is to continually exceed our client’s expectations — One Branch at a Time.

Independent Research Vs. One Branch at a time

With independent research on the “Big Four Websites,” you are left to research, analyze, and verify all to yourself. This can be time-consuming, frustrating, and ultimately end with inaccurate results. 

When you work with Amber and One Branch at a Time, you get individualized service, professional knowledge, analytical skills, and personalized education along with accurate results. 

Amber's Specialties

Although she is well-versed in many genealogical areas, Amber is especially skilled at:

Archival Research

We have access to several archives to help you get the information you need quickly.

From Our Clients

While performing research on my Great Grandfather, I ran into a specific question regarding events that occurred in the Vigo County jail circa 1907. This information could not be accessed easily using the internet in most cases. Therefore I hired Amber to interface with the court/jail because of my driving distance and inability to efficiently obtain the information.  Amber located all of the information I needed to answer my question within a couple of weeks. She was very honest, efficient, and affordable. She did not charge me for unnecessary tasks which I appreciated. I will hire Amber again in the future to tackle the tough research jobs.

Jeff Auler

I contacted Amber with a bit of an emergency. We had an estate hearing quickly approaching and we needed to get several certified birth records and we needed them fast. Amber immediately responded and obtained all the documents I requested. They arrived in a couple of days.

Not only did Amber accommodate our urgency, but she kept me updated throughout. She was well versed on where and how to efficiently obtain each record, including some pre-1900 birth records.

Deborah C Sutton
Document Specialist, American Research Bureau

Amber Oldenburg and I participated in the same academic family history research program at BYU-Idaho, and I hired her for a couple of small projects. She researched Spanish and German microfilm records for me to my complete satisfaction. Recognizing records in a difficult handwriting is a great skill she possesses. She reviewed her own work and sent an additional report after her initial report to add some things she had missed sending the first time. Her dedication is clear. She also is often present in various genealogical societies and genealogical community social media groups where she is professional and insightful.

Michael W McCormick
Chief Operating & Genealogical Officer