Whitney Claire McKim
Founder & Genealogist
I have been researching her family history since I was a teenager. I got a glimpse into the exciting world of genealogy huddled under a microfilm reader in the National Archives, deciphering scrawled handwriting from the 1800s. I believe that I was probably dragged there against my will, but couldn’t believe how quickly the hours flew by and how many unanswered questions that I had after the day was over! Although genealogy has changed in many ways and become more “digital”, my favorite place is still among the dusty stacks and tomes of a courthouse research room. I completed my bachelor’s degree at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, majoring in Anthropology with a concentration in Historical Archaeology. It has been my love for puzzles and history has led her along a winding path, inspiring her to launch her services at MyNeChimKi’s Genealogical Services.
I am a member of both the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and the National Society Colonial Dames of the 17th Century (NSCDXVIIC). These two organizations have helped to solidify my desire to pursue genealogy and to help others find their own heritage. I served as the Registrar for the Anne Constable Lee Chapter, NSCDXVIIC and have assisted many women organize and prove their lineage back to early 17th Century Colonial America. Additionally, I have served on the membership committee of the Ketoctin Chapter, NSDAR, successfully aiding new members in preparing their papers to join the Daughters of the American Revolution.
I have maintained the genealogical blog on this site since 2008. The posts cover a wide variety of genealogical subjects and I regularly posts on topics that can be found on Geneabloggers.
Colonial Dames of the 17th Century