About Family History Daily

Family History Daily has been providing articles, courses and tools to help family history enthusiasts discover their ancestors since 2013. You can read our articles here, search for free genealogy research websites using our search tool, doGenealogy, or take an online course to build your research skills.

Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions or need assistance.

Current Staff

Founder and Editor: Melanie Mayo-Laakso

Melanie has been conducting genealogical research for over 20 years and has been a professional editor, content developer and social media manager for more than 12. She was the Content Manager for Mothering.com for 8 years before leaving to focus on her passion for helping hobbyists discover and explore the fascinating world of family history. She holds a BA in Women’s Studies with a focus on Women’s History and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. You can contact her at [email protected]

Associate Editor: Kate Jackson

Kate has more than 5 years of experience in journalism, blogging, editing, design and social media. She brings a unique and vital set of skills to the Family History Daily team.

Associate Writer: Jessica Grimm

With a background in communications and counseling, Jessica provides writing and research assistance on some of Family History Daily’s most challenging topics.


Family History Daily employs a wide range of writers and genealogy professionals to create informative articles and provide expert guidance. If you are interested in contributing to the site please email [email protected] If you have a question regarding an article written by one of our contributors please contact us using the link above.








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