Family Traces

Welcome to Family Traces…

Trish Hackett Nicola is an associate of the Board for Certification for Genealogist (BCG) and is a Certified Genealogist (SM). In the summer of 2016 after twenty-five years of genealogical research for other people, she retired from client work and now can spend more time working on her own family history.
Trish still works on projects as a public historian in Seattle, Washington. She plans to write articles on some of the fascinating stories she found during her research and give occasional lectures. Her main interest is the Chinese Exclusion Act case files located at the National Archives-Seattle Branch. Her blog contains a sampling of interesting files is located at

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