Whitt, Melanie MSc, QG
Professional Genealogist, Genetic Genealogist
Melanie Whitt, MSc, QG, is a professional genealogist who works as a contractor for Family Locket Genealogists and private clients. She earned a Master of Science with Distinction in Genealogical, Paleographic, and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. She is accredited as a Qualified Genealogist with the Register of Qualified Genealogists in the UK. As the product of recent immigration to the US, her work has a strong international focus in France, Sweden, Germany, and the British Isles—in addition to extensive practice in the Great Lakes and Northwest regions of the US.
Melanie routinely incorporates DNA analysis in her research and has solved biological family identity cases for clients. She is a graduate of both Research Like a Pro and Research Like a Pro with DNA study groups, serving as a mentor for the latter. She has presented at the Austin Lifetime Learning Institute and will present a DNA-based case study in November for the Research Like a Pro Webinar 2023 series. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) in the US.
When she’s not researching, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family, eating out, traveling, and playing pickleball. She can be reached at email@example.com.
- DNA network graphs
- Genealogical literacy in Swedish and German
- Gephi open-source network analysis software
- Speaks French