Writer - Researcher -Genealogist

ABOUT

Del Colle Consulting Services LLC​

Ellen A. Del Colle, M.A.

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

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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
  • Ghostwrote and developed research for an article by a former U.S. President
  • Researched and edited white papers & newspaper articles for two former members of the U.S. Congress
  • Nationally recognized workshop leader and guest lecturer on online research; best practices for nonprofit organizations; effective communication; and project management


Westchester-native Ellen Ambrose 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, sole proprietorship. 

Since her days as an undergraduate, she 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 ancesters has become the significant focus of her practice. Research sources 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.

Research clients have included a well-known international online genealogical company, an Emmy-award winning genealogy documentary series, law firms, private investigators and individuals. Projects have included finding "lost" family members and research for probate court cases. Some of these searches have required researching records for the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy and Ireland. Past clients cite her ability to manage collaborative relationships with stakeholders, the media, elected officials, community leaders and celebrities while maintaining a sense of humor and performing with utmost professionalism and discretion.








EDUCATION

Master of Arts degree in Public Communication from Fordham University 

Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Certificates in Project Management from American Management Association & Halcomb Associates

Annually accrues between 100-120 hours of continuing education 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.