Trish Hackett Nicola, CG®

Trish Hackett Nicola, Certified Genealogist, has been researching family history and genealogy for over thirty years. She has been a professional researcher since 1991 and became certified in 2000 (#799). Trish has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado and is a retired CPA. She has a Master of Science degree in Library Service and worked as a reference librarian before becoming a full-time professional genealogist. The analytical and research skills she honed as a CPA and librarian have come in handy for historical and genealogical research. She loves solving mysteries.

Trish specialized in nineteenth and twentieth century family history research and historical research in Washington State. She has retired from taking genealogy clients and is working on her personal genealogy and writing articles on some of her research. Her other research interest is the Chinese Exclusion Act (CEA) case files located at the National Archives-Seattle Branch.  She has been volunteering with the Archives since 2001. In May 2015 Trish started a blog on the Chinese Exclusion Act case files. She lectures on CEA and has published several articles on the topic.

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