McCormick, Michael


McCormick, Michael

Accredited GenealogistĀ®

  • Buildings/Locations research, Communities research, Genetic, Individuals/Families research, Legal advisory/Expert witness, Mentoring/Tutoring, Probate/People Tracing research, Seminars/Courses, Writing
  • Salt Lake City, UT


Michael W. McCormick leads the team at Family Line Investigations LLC, located near the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Michael has a track record as a forensic genealogist locating United States next-of-kin when almost no information is known, determining the town of origin for immigrants and tracing their lines into their homelands, and solving or making significant progress on many kinds of difficult United States research cases. By applying his broad knowledge, penchant for learning, and dedication to his clients he has had successful research experiences on a broad range of specialties.

Recently Michael served six years as an executive and full-time forensic genealogist for a firm processing well over one hundred cases each year. Michael earned a master’s degree in genealogy from the University of Strathclyde, interned with the largest genealogy non-profit (FamilySearch), and is on the Remote Adjunct Faculty for BYU-Idaho’s associate’s degree in Family History Research. Michael has been awarded the Accredited Genealogist (AG) credential, with the International Commission for Accredited Genealogists.

Please contact me to discuss your research needs.

For additional information on my professional background and qualifications visit my LinkedIn profile.



  • 19th-21st Century US
  • Brick-wall ancestor
  • Catholic/Lutheran
  • DNA
  • French/Italian
  • German
  • Hispanic
  • Hungarian
  • Jewish (US)
  • LDS
  • Methodist
  • Probate/forensic
  • Quaker
  • Urban/City
  • US immigrant


  • 2019-Present
    Owner/Manager and Genealogist at Family Line Investigations LLC
    Advanced genealogical and next-of-kin research. Current clients include probate firm(s), genealogy research firm(s), and individuals.
  • 2015-Present
    Adjunct Instructor at Brigham Young University - Idaho
  • 2012-2018
    Chief Operating Officer and Genealogist at HEREDIUM Probate Research LLC


  • 2017
    MSc (Genealogy) at University of Strathclyde
  • 2016
    AAS (Family History Research) at BYU-Idaho
  • 2011
    BSc (History) at BYU-Idaho

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