Nichelle Barra

Boulder, Colorado 80304

Business Phone: 303-630-9539

Contact between 09:00am to 07:00pm US Mountain


  • Boston University Online Genealogical Research Certificate (August 2014;OL 15)
  • ProGen 25 Graduate (August 2016)

  • Specialties:

  • Beginning Genealogy
  • Civil War Pension Records
  • Land/Property Records
  • Mid-west Research
  • House Histories

  • Lectures:

  • Genealogy for Beginners Can be half an hour, an hour, or a workshop (WiFi or Internet access required for that one)
  • Online Educational resources for Every Genealogist
  • Citing Your Sources
  • Writing Family Histories
  • House History Research

  • Speaking Conditions:

  • Require projector, screen, and power (WiFi is a plus)
  • Can create new lectures upon request
  • Will travel - contact me for specifics
  • No home housing please
  • Contact for current fees

  • Previous Engagements:

    Online Educational Resources for Every Genealogist for TWIGS in South Bend, IN Nov 2014
    Citing Sources for TWIGS in South Bend, IN Feb 2015 and Elkhart County Genealogy Society in Elkhart, IN in March 2016
    Introduction to Genealogy for private group in South Bend, IN 2015
    Writing Family Histories for TWIGS in South Bend, IN January 2016
    House History Research for TWIGS in South Bend, IN April 2016


    Nichelle Barra grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, where her love for genealogy started at her grandmother's knees. She is currently a professional genealogist currently residing in Mishawaka, Indiana. She has worked on her own genealogy since 2004, completed the NGS Home Study Course in 2014, the BU Online Genealogical Research Certificate Course in 2014, and is a current student of ProGen 25. She started her genealogical research business, Copper Leaf Genealogy, in 2014.
    Nichelle is an active participant in local genealogy groups and sits as the Program Director for the South Bend Area Genealogical Society. She is also a member of the Indiana Genealogical Society (where she is the County Genealogist for St. Joseph County) National Genealogical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

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