Melinda Daffin Henningfield, CG®, is a professional genealogist, lecturer, and author. She specializes in solving complex genealogical problems involving DNA, separating and identifying individuals with common names, as well as migration, and immigration. She has a bachelor’s degree in history and education from the University of West Florida, a bachelor’s of science degree in Nursing from the University of Tennessee, a master’s of science degree in Nursing from the Oregon Health Sciences University, and a certificate as a Nurse Practitioner. She has written articles published in BCG's OnBoard, Crossroads, the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and other genealogical publications. A native of Florida, she has deep southern roots on her mother's side and northeastern and southern ancestry on her father's side.