About Melissa Corn Finlay, AG®

Melissa Corn Finlay 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 BYU, and has earned a professional credential as an Accredited Genealogist® in the U.S Mid-South region through ICAPGen. She has broad research experience across much of the United States.
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, have developed two apps to help children and families engage with their family tree. Together, they are the parents of seven children, college-age down to preschool. 

Genealogy Services

Events Schedule

Melissa speaks at genealogy conferences throughout Utah and virtually. See the calendar of upcoming events.

Speaking Topics

Melissa currently offers classes on several genealogy and family history topics. Would you like her to speak to your group?

Contact Melissa

Melissa has extensive research experience across the U.S., with a specialty in the Mid-South region.

Read Melissa's Blogs

Boundless Genealogy

Melissa shares tips, methods, events, and encouragement to those discovering their connection to the past… their family tree!

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

Fun Genealogy Apps

Melissa and her husband John work together to create playful, engaging family history apps for children and families. We hope they make family history fun to share with your family!

A family app for children! This app features 10 unique games, all fun for kids. We made it easy for adults too: all the data and photos comes from your online tree. So, login to your tree through the app, and your child can begin to play with (and learn about) their family history!

Get your genealogy quiz competition on with GenQuizitive! The first app, GenQuizitive Live, perfect for family reunions or group activities, coming end of summer 2017!


Member of the GeneaBloggers Tribe

Member of the NextGen Genealogists Network

Currently serving on the Education and First Families of Utah Committee

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