I’m Melanie J. Rice, a journalism student at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and a genealogy enthusiast. I’ve been interested in genealogy since I was a young child. My maternal grandma, Ruby Faye Smith (Van Lue) must have given me the genes. I recall her sharing family history information with me for a school project, and that got me started on a lifelong pursuit.
I’ve had many false starts and several data losses over the years. Today, I’m working to improve the quality of my research and to pull it together in a form that will allow me to share it in a tangible way with my family.