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Massachusetts Genealogy Records

Professional Genealogists search these records: Professional genealogists search genealogy records at numerous repositories in search of family history and ancestors. Family genealogy can be discovered by searching these records: One link that is very helpful for Massachusetts genealogy with its … Continue reading

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DO PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGISTS NEED TO BE LOCATED IN THE SAME REGION THEY ARE RESEARCHING GENEALOGY?

Recently, we had a potential client contact us about providing genealogy research services in Providence and Coventry, Rhode Island.  I was excited since we have an office about 4o miles away just over the border in Massachusetts that services our … Continue reading

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DO PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGISTS NEED TO BE LOCATED IN THE SAME REGION THEY ARE RESEARCHING GENEALOGY?

Recently, we had a potential client contact us about providing genealogy research services in Providence and Coventry, Rhode Island.  I was excited since we have an office about 4o miles away just over the border in Massachusetts that services our … Continue reading

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Professional Genealogists Provide Genealogy Research For Ancestors And Relatives To Colorado

The professional genealogists at Melick Genealogists have provided genealogy research to many clients from all over the world seeking to know where their immigrant relatives and ancestors lived in Colorado, how they got there and when, and where they migrated once … Continue reading

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Obituaries And Death Notices Are Huge To The Professional Genealogist If Cemetery Records Are Not Available

We just completed a genealogy research project that required going beyond the cemetery records because there was no cemetery record or head stone for the ancestor we were researching.  We did not know where she was buried and we were … Continue reading

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News Flash! 1852 New Year’s Resolutions Solve Genealogical Mysteries!

News Flash! 1852 New Year’s Resolutions Solve Genealogical Mysteries! [It’s not a news flash, and you likely have seen it before, but this is a good one to come back to when are you at the brink of insanity chasing … Continue reading

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Professional Genealogists Go Sideways To Find Ancestors!

Professional genealogists don’t always depend on going straight back to find ancestors.  This is the most obvious approach to doing genealogy research to determine your family history.  However, many times the answer does not exist in that direct line approach.  Genealogy … Continue reading

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Genealogy Charts And Family Tree Charts Are A Great Gift Idea!

As professional genealogists we offer a variety of genealogy charts to include fan charts and custom charts.  These charts are a terrific idea for the upcoming Holiday Season!  What better way to depict your family’s ancestry and family history.  Melick Genealogists … Continue reading

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Professional Genealogists’ Use Of Indirect Evidence

Professional genealogists must use indirect evidence when genealogy sources such as vital records and census information are limited, non-existent, or not providing the direct evidence you need.  This is the most challenging and rewarding aspect of professional genealogy.  The use of probate records such … Continue reading

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How Do Professional Genealogists Go Back 7 Or 8 Generations?

As professional genealogists one question we are consistently asked by our clients is, “how did you find all of that information?”  To answer that question, I reviewed some recent genealogy projects and tabulated the genealogical records we used during our genealogy research.  Here … Continue reading

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