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AUTHENTICATING YOUR ONLINE FAMILY TREE AND HOW WE CAN HELP

Researching our unique family histories is fun, rewarding, and a terrific learning experience! For the amateur genealogist, a handful of ancestry and genealogy websites provide their paid subscribers with the ability to create their family tree online. This is a … Continue reading

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RESEARCHING ANCESTRAL HISTORY COMPARED TO MISSING HEIRS

Aside from the obvious difference of searching for deceased ancestors as compared to living missing heirs, the availability of research resources between the two is different especially prior to 1941 as compared to after 1940 and since 1974. This is … Continue reading

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From Macro to Micro View, What’s In Our DNA?

On a macro level, the expanding focus on Y-chromosome, Mitochondrial, and Autosomal DNA testing for genetic genealogy research is increasing to assist family historians with discovering more about their ancestral family history. The growing DNA databases of participants sharing their … Continue reading

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Confirming Family Lore, Researching Your Family History

Melick Professional Genealogists was hired to provide family ancestry research services for a client who sincerely believed: “My great uncle Joe never did an honest day’s work, had an unremarkable career, abandoned his family, and defrauded the family estate”, while … Continue reading

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Genealogy Charts, A Simple Way to Tell Your Family’s Story

A basic family tree chart provides an effective way to graphically display and tell the story of your family history. I remember as a child reading a family tree chart of my maternal lineage and a book of my paternal … Continue reading

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Use Multiple Sources to Confirm Accuracy of Your Family History Research

When researching your family history use multiple sources to confirm information discovered to meet “The Genealogical Proof Standard”. My paternal German surname was Moelich, and was anglicized in America to Melick, Mellick and Malick. Researching my family history I referenced … Continue reading

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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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