Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG

Genealogical Consulting, Research & Lecturing

About Me

Shellee Morehead has a Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology and extensive research, writing and teaching experience. She is a Certified Genealogist, and researches, writes and lectures on family history. Her most recent article is "Thomas Hamilton -- Progenitor of a Colonial American Family: His Ulster Origins revealed using DNA." Her recent speaking events include The Genealogy Event in New York as well as at various local societies.  She also appeared in an episode of Danish Television’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” broadcast in October 2010.

Her specialties include Rhode Island, Italian, and French-Canadian research and DNA project management. She is an active member of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society,  American-French Genealogical Society, the  Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG),  a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG).


  • BS (Biotechnology), Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
  • MS (Biology), Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
  • Ph.D. (Evolutionary Ecology), University of Utah, Department of Biology, Salt Lake City, UT

Genealogy Related Memberships

  • Board for Certification of Genealogists
  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • National Genealogical Society
  • American-French Genealogical Society
  • Rhode Island Genealogical Society


Genealogist Shellee Morehead has been doing historical research for Danish Broadcast Corporation (DR) and has participated on screen in a danish version of the historically based tv-program Who Do You Think You Are. Shellee Morehead has been doing some splendid research for us during May, June and July 2010. She works fast and focused. Dig up a great varity [sic] of information, pictures, documents and papers from the most impossible places. And then she presents her research in a short foreseeable way.

Shellee Morehead performs very well on tv as well. When we were producing our episode on Who Do You Think We Are, Shellee Morehead was on screen on three different locations, telling our main caracter [sic]- danish actress Anne Marie Helger - the story of her ancestors, who immigrated to United States in 1894. Shellee Morehead is very likeable, very lively and has a good memory for telling the right details, that makes the program credible and interesting to the viewers.

I give Shellee Morehead my very best recommendations to others who need genealogical help and need a good person to tell family history on tv.

Kristine Sølling Møller
Journalist, producer Who Do You Think You Are


I have spoken to three people who were at the meeting yesterday and they all agree that you did a terrific job.  Can't thank you enough for putting together such a great presentation.  There was something for everyone and you made it interesting and fun.  I only wish I had had the chance to go over to your show and tell table.  I hope others took advantage of the opportunity.  I would love to take you up on a follow up presentation sometime in the future.  I think everyone would love it.

Thanks again for doing such a great job.  I know it took a lot of time and work and I really appreciate it.

Helen Smith
Program Chair for the Rhode Island Genealogical Society

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