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 had a driving license.

She earned her BA in Family History-Genealogy from Brigham Young University and is accredited for research in the United States Mid-South region through ICAPGen. Melissa abides by the code of ethics of both ICAPGen and APG in all of her professional genealogy work.

She has extensive genealogy research experience across much of the U.S., and is a specialist in research planning, solving genealogy brick walls, research report writing, and document analysis.

Melissa serves on several committees with ICAPGen, and as Vice President of the Lone Star Chapter of APG. 

Melissa offers professional genealogical research, consulting, coaching, and mentoring services to assist you on your genealogy journey!

You can also find her teaching on a variety of genealogy topics at conferences, workshops, and on her website and YouTube channel.

Genealogy Services

Professional Research

Melissa offers professional research packages to help you make progress on your toughest genealogy challenges.

Genealogy Consulting

Melissa offers one-to-one consulting, coaching, or mentoring sessions for genealogists who want a little extra genealogy guidance.


Melissa is available to speak at genealogy conferences in the greater San Antonio, Texas, area as well as virtually. 

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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