Heritage Genealogical Research:

Dr. Julie Schellen holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and works full-time as a professional genealogist. She gained experience in corporate healthcare and legal settings earlier in her career, but she has been teaching and researching for over 20 years and has published research in both academic and genealogical journals. Her book, Silas Barnum Chatfield and His Family, Connecticut, New York, and Wisconsin was accepted into the DAR Library collection in 2023. She provides help with pedigree chart compilation, probate heir searches, DNA research, vital records, probate records, land records, town records, court records, microfilm research, and cemetery/headstone photography. Dr. Schellen specializes in lineage society applications, including but not limited to Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), the Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors, Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, Mayflower, Baronial Order of Magna Charta, Society of Descendants of Lady Godiva, Legion of Vikings and Valkyries, Order of the Descendants of El Cid, National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons, Order of American Cousins of the Present and Future Sovereigns of Great Britain, Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America, Associated Daughters of Early American Witches, Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands, Flagon and Trencher, and others. She has served seven terms as a DAR chapter Registrar and has also served in various state and national DAR lineage research and genealogy roles, where she has assisted other DAR chapter Registrars with their prospective member applications, as well as provide them help with the resolution of lineage issues on problematic applications. Dr. Schellen has helped over 400 prospective members all across the country join the DAR.

Dr. Schellen has also undertaken research for the popular PBS show, Finding Your Roots.

Genealogy Workshops and Publications:

  • How to Find a Revolutionary War Patriot Quickly on your Family Tree
  • Revolutionary War Patriots: Where are They?      
  • Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Witches in Colonial America
  • Using Deed and Court Records in your Research
  • You Have Taken a DNA Test. Now What?
  • I Want to Find a Patriot Quickly. Where Do I Start?
  • To "AIR" is Human- Tips for DAR Registrars on How to avoid AIRs
  • Kings, Queens, and Castles! Am I Related to Royalty?
  • Don't Let French Canadian Research Scare You
  • Searching For Clues in Your Ancestors' Family and Neighbors' Revolutionary War Pensions
  • Julie K Schellen, Silas Barnum Chatfield and His Family: Connecticut, New York, and Wisconsin (Chasing Rivers Press, 2023).
  • Julie K Schellen, "Identifying the Parents of Rhoda (Phoenix) Cilley of Waldo County, Maine,"  The Maine Genealogist, 44:2 (May 2022): 51-61. *

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Heritage Genealogical Research

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