Ellen A. Del Colle, M.A.

​    ​Del Colle Consulting Services LLC​

Writer and Researcher 

Professional, diligent & discrete writing & research services for over 30 years.

Copyright 2021 © Ellen Del Colle Consulting Services LLC. All rights reserved.

​​​HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conducted research for an international genealogy company
  • Researched kinship for an Emmy-Award winning genealogy documentary series
  • Speechwriting and research projects for two former U.S. Presidents​
  • Researched and edited white papers & editorials for two former members of the U.S. Congress
  • Nationally recognized workshop leader and guest lecturer on online research; best practices for nonprofit organizations, and, effective communication


Westchester-native Ellen Del Colle is a seasoned executive with over thirty-five years of cross-sector experience from corporate to nonprofit organizations to operating a home-based, LLC.  Ellen takes on only 1-2 projects at a time to ensure her clients receive concierge service and their project goals are met or exceeded. All work is performed in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Guidelines of the National Genealogical Society.

Ellen has had a love for history all of her life thanks to her maternal grandfather's interest in American history. As a child of immigrants, he continually sought to learn about his parents' adopted homeland and passed this enthusiasm along to his grandchildren.


Since her days as an undergraduate, Ellen has worked to establish herself as an accomplished writer and researcher. For more than a decade she has channeled her energies as a researcher and focused on improving her skills as a genealogist. What started as an interest in her German ancestors has become the significant focus of her practice. Research sources utilized include the internationally renowned Family History Library located in Salt Lake City, Utah, the largest genealogical repository in the world of microfilm, print and digitized historic records; online access to vital records databases; land, parish, probate, military, church and newspaper records; yearbooks; and, city directories, as well as access to a variety of fee-based subscription internet collections.

Projects have included: forensic genealogy; heir and probate research (for attorneys, executors and estate administrators); searching for missing or unknown heirs; analyzing and verifying kinship; preparing affidavits, reports, and documentation for court cases; and, providing testimony as an expert witness. Some of these searches have required researching records for the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, Italy and Ireland. 







EDUCATION

MA, Public Communication, Rose Hill Campus, Fordham University, Bronx, NY

BA, Communication, College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Certificates in Project Management from American Management Association & Halcomb Associates

Annually accrues between 40-50 continuing education hours for research techniques, resources & genealogic studies by attending conferences & workshops and participating in webinars & podcasts.

MEMBERSHIPS & COMMUNITY SERVICE

Served on numerous boards of directors and is an active community volunteer.


MISCELLANEOUS

Adjunct Instructor of public speaking, interpersonal communication and the history of television at Marist College and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase.