Welcome

South_Dakota_2009_Andreas_FrickHomestead Genealogical Research is the research home of professional genealogist and writer Melanie Frick, MLS.

Her ancestors were Danish immigrants who homesteaded in Dakota Territory and frontiersmen who made the trek from coastal North Carolina to southern Illinois at the dawn of the nineteenth century. They were Acadians who were exiled to New England in the midst of the French and Indian Wars and German farmers who found their paradise in northeastern Iowa. They were tradesmen who made a living amidst the hustle and bustle of Chicago, pioneers who traversed the plains of Kansas, French Canadian fur traders, Civil War soldiers, shopkeepers, sailors, teachers, midwives, and millworkers. They were husbands and fathers, wives and mothers, and their names have long been forgotten.

These are the stories she loves to tell.

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