Family Traces

Welcome to Family Traces…

Family Traces specializes in family history and historical research in  Washington State.

  • Would you like to find out where your Washington State ancestor came from?
  • Or what happened to your ancestor after he or she came to Washington State?

Trish Hackett Nicola, Certified Genealogist, is a family historian and historical researcher located in Seattle, Washington.  She specializes in 19th and 20th century Washington Territorial and State research. She would like to help you research your family.

Her other research interests are the Chinese Exclusion Act case files located at the National Archives-Seattle Branch and historical research for authors. Check out her blog at

Certified Genealogist and CG are proprietary service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used by the Board to identify its program of genealogical competency evaluation and used under license by the Board’s associates.