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Karen A. Melis

SlovakGenealogy, LLC

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Biography:
Karen A. Melis, a 2011-2102 Fulbright Scholar, is passionate about placing our Slovak ancestors in the very context in which they lived. Her more than 18 past trips and continuing trips to the villages allows her to be hands-on. Living in Slovakia for 10 months under the Fulbright, she actively sought out new primary sources in the State Archives and in the 200+ former Spis County Slovakia villages, themselves, to better understand the very conditions under which so many Slovaks decided to migrate. Combining 25+ years of hands-on research and digitizing of records in the Polish Spisz, Podhale, and former Spis County villages, she applies current academic methods of studying Slovak socio-economic and cultural patterns. With a background in science and engineering, she expanded the study of migration through three geographic DNA studies. Based on her intimate knowledge, experience,and research capabilities, Karen formed SlovakGenealogy, LLC to help others find their Slovak roots. SlovakGenealogy, LLC has the unique advantage of being able to work on both sides of the ocean to help other find their Slovak roots and especially with those villages that have not been microfilmed by the LDS. Please see www. genealogy.sk for more details.

Service Description:
At SlovakGenealogy,LLC we have the advantage of working both sides of the ocean to rediscover your Slovak Roots. While we offer a package guide to our services on our website, www.genealogy.sk, all of projects are customized to your interest. We complete each project as if it were our own family history!

Academic Degrees:
BS (Biochemistry) ; BS (Chemical Engineering)

Continuing Education:
Genealogy Research Institue of Pgh, SLIG, Forensic Genealogy Institute

Research Specialty:
Emigration & Immigration ; Land Records ; Migration ; Polish American

Time Period Specialty:
18th Century ; 19th Century ; 20th Century

Geographic Specialty:
Poland ; Slovakia

Service Categories:
Lecturer/Seminars ; Photography ; Translator ; Transcription

Languages:
Polish ; Slovak

Accepts Clients:
Yes

Address:
7007 Forrest Trail Road
City:
Butler,
State:
PA
Postal Code:
16002
County:
Butler
Day Phone:
412-802-5667
Evening Phone:
412-802-5667
Email:
Web Site:
www.genealogy.sk


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