About

Missy Cantlin Bell is a professional genealogist with over thirty years of experience in American research with a specialty in Pennsylvania research.

As a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she volunteers with the member’s committee, assisting with lineage research. She serves as her chapter’s Historian, and is a member of the communications committee, assisting with their websites and social media. 

Missy is a published writer across multiple genres, who enjoys writing about those she researches, and bringing their stories to life.

Some of her educational accomplishments include: Boston University’s Certificate in Genealogy Research program, the ProGen 54 Peer Study Group and Jill Morelli’s Board for Certification Discussion Group. She is currently taking courses through National Institute of Genealogical Studies towards a certificate in American Studies and Methodology, attends conferences virtually and, in addition, continues education through webinars.

She is a member of several genealogical societies including the National Genealogical Society, Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Bucks County Genealogical Society, and Central Florida Genealogical Society.

In her past profession as a disc jockey and emcee, Missy developed the public speaking skills necessary to take on lecturing and giving presentations in order to give back to the genealogical community and has some lectures in development.