Genealogy Research

Melissa provides a variety of research services and regularly works at numerous repositories throughout the United States and abroad. She is skilled in helping family historians research multiple generations of their families, break through brick walls, locate specific records at libraries and archives, and evaluate complex evidence.

Melissa specializes in New Jersey and New York family history research. She has years of experience researching New York City, Newark, Jersey City and Monmouth County families; Presbyterian, Catholic and Methodist families in New Jersey and New York; Italian, Polish, British and Irish Americans in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania; and families in London, Middlesex, Surrey and Berkshire counties in England.

Melissa regularly researches at the following repositories:

New Jersey State Archives
New Jersey State Library
Seton Hall University Archives and Special Collections
Drew University Methodist Archives
Rutgers University, Alexander Library Special Collections and University Archives
New Jersey Historical Society
City of Newark Archives
Monmouth County Archives
New York City Municipal Archives
New York City Register
New York Public Library
Philadelphia City Archives
Philadelphia City Hall and Marriage License Bureau
National Archives and Records Administration (New York City)
National Archives and Records Administration (Washington DC)
National Archives and Records Administration (Philadelphia)
Library of Congress
Daughters of the American Revolution Library
The British Library
The National Archives (Kew, England)
Various county clerks and surrogates in New York and New Jersey

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