About Melissa Finlay

Melissa is a genealogist, entrepreneur, mama to 7 fantastic children, and wife to the love of her happily-ever-after.  She received a BA degree in Family History-Genealogy from BYU. She has been researching her own family lines for over 26 years, and teaching others for nearly 20 years.

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., especially from Texas up through Illinois, and across to Kentucky.

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! 

Melissa shares her adventures in cultivating home and garden, homeschooling, seeing the good in the world and living the good life.

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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