About Melissa

About Melissa Corn Finlay, AG®

Melissa Corn Finlay, AG gained a passion for genealogy research at a young age, asking for rides to the Idaho State Archives before she even had a driver’s license.
She earned her BA in Family History-Genealogy from Brigham Young University, and earned a credential as an Accredited Genealogist® professional in the U.S. Mid-South region through ICAPGen.
She has broad research experience across much of the United States, and a deep understanding of genealogical methodology.
Melissa has been teaching others how to discover and share their family history for over 20 years. She loves to encourage the next generation of genealogists and family story keepers. 
Melissa and her husband, John, are the parents of seven children, college-graduate down to kindergarten. 

Genealogy Services

Genealogy Consulting

Melissa offers one to one genealogy consulting to those who need a little extra help on their genealogy journey. Melissa has extensive research experience across the U.S., with a specialty in the mid-South region. Would you like to work with Melissa?


Melissa is available to speak at genealogy conferences in the greater San Antonio, Texas, area as well as virtually. She offers classes on a variety of genealogy and family history topics. Would you like her to speak to your group?

*Melissa does NOT currently offer genealogy research services.

Read Melissa's Blogs

Boundless Genealogy

Melissa shares articles and videos to help you get more from the documents you find in your family history search. Grow your tree with more confidence and skill!

Melissa shares personal family history stories, recipes, photos and more from the vast collection she has inherited over the past quarter century! 


Accredited through ICAPGen, serving on several committees

The Accredited Genealogist® and AG® registered marks are the sole property of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. All Rights Reserved.

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