About Melissa

About Melissa Corn Finlay, AG®

Melissa Corn Finlay, Accredited Genealogist® is a Senior Researcher with Legacy Tree Genealogists in San Antonio, Texas. She has over thirty years of experience specializing in southern United States family lines, Native American heritage, and African American heritage. She especially enjoys breaking down family tree “brick walls” and writing biographies.

Melissa gained a passion for genealogy research at a young age, asking for rides to local libraries and 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 and her husband have expanded their family tree with seven children and one son-in-law.

Melissa volunteers with the ICAPGen Presentation Committee.

She teaches on a variety of genealogy topics on this website and the associated YouTube channel.

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!

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Finlay Family Genealogy

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

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Accredited through ICAPGen

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists

Member of the National Genealogical Society

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