Welcome to the Meyrick Foundation / Merrick Foundation Non profit organization web site. Our story is a unique one in that our founder, Rev. Cpt. Daniel W Merrick PhD US Army Retired Cavalry Officer began a quest to document his family tree 26 years ago that lead him to join several genealogical societies and establish this family history and genealogical society. “The Journey has been lead by angels” when Dan began. Dan discovered that his great grandfather was buried in Wellsboro Cemetery and contacted the Tioga county historical society on the phone and set an appointment to meet with a local historian and genealogist. While driving to the appointment, Dan drove by Asonia Church and saw a cemetery and was drawn to stop and look for some clues in his search. Dan’s wife suggested he wait until their meeting was over on the way back so Dan resisted the mysterious compulsion. Later at the meeting, Dan’s intuition was verified as the historian explained that Israel Merrick, Dan’s 7th Great Grandfather and Grandmother were buried in Asonia Church Cemetery, the same one they had passed by where Dan wanted to stop and search.
Dan is the President of the Meyrick Foundation Org and an author, songwriter and singer. Dan released his single entitled “Pennsylvania in December 2021:
“Pennsylvania” the story of Israel Merrick who came in 1804 to the Pine Creek Gorge also known as the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon in Tioga County and was one of the first settlers of the edges of the “Northwest Territory” that expanded west over the next 150 years to become the United States. Israel came from Maryland to Pennsylvania at the request of Mr. Wells who established Wellsboro in what is now the heart of the Tioga State Forest. Israel is buried in Asonia Church Cemetary on Route 6 beside his wife Mary Lockwood Broadway Merrick. Israel was a Revolutionary War Patriot and supply runner with his cousin Israel Merrick Parson(s). They brought supplies to Israel Merrick’s father Isaac who is buried in New York state. “In 1995 I began a genealogical quest to find my family roots and discovered his story and history as my 7th Great Grandfather. The history is documented in my books of genealogy and history on this site and on the family historical foundation store as well as Dan’s ministry page at https://YahBible.Org
Dan’s song is distributed by DistroKid and Eternal Light and Power Company Records (CLICK HERE) hope you all will enjoy my song about history and the state that gave birth to this nation. It is country music and I hope it will gain some notice to help with my charity efforts to help establish a Merrick Family legacy in Pennsylvania to share with future generations. Please presave and share.” “Without God, Nothing, God and Enough”. Cpt. Daniel Merrick
The Merrick Foundation.Org is a family history and genealogical society established by Rev. Cpt. Daniel W Merrick PhD devoted to the memory of Merrick family members of the codex M620 and Jewish Gen. Code-M code 695000 or 694500 We are over 8000 members strong and work with our parent chartered charity partner CYMG UCCMA 501(c)(3) under IRS ruling as a 509(a)(2) subchapter organization. We have three categories of membership being 1. Genealogical Certified Members – These are genetic ancestry cousins and family who are descendants of the Meyrick, Myrick, Merrick and Murig son of Llewellyn Royal Welsh family lineage. 2. Associated Members – These are our friends, donors and members of our parent nonprofit organization CYMG UCCMA and Messianic Jewish Congregation. 3. Foundation Members – These are the executive directors and volunteers who are working for the Merrick Foundation Org in administrative capacity or major grant donors and board member.
What We Do ? We help members who join our genetic genealogy and ancestry search teams to establish lineage and multicultural family associations providing a MERRICK FOUNDATION LIBRARY of resources to help our member join us in mapping of family trees. Some do this to join other genealogical societies such as the SAR or DAR or the Mayflower associated societies such as the family of John Alden.
Our primary mission is to expand knowledge of the diverse roots we all have in multicultural ancestors and in particular connections to other cousins of many varied backgrounds. We are a charity organization so we do studies and raise funds for our community service work as well as to build a genealogical and genetic studies library. We also work with CYMG to provide F1 and R1 foreign student visas. (applicants voluteer during schooling).
Over the past 20 years since we established this foundation, we have awarded scholarships to foundation member graduating senior high school children and helped with several programs for homeless and low income housing in the Bradford Pa and McKean County area. We also work with our corporate sponsors RDJC, Inc. who hosts our web site.
Join us on Merrick’s Of The World Unite https://www.facebook.com/MerrickFoundationOrg and We also have a FAMILY FOUNDATION group on Facebook at FACEBOOK CLICK HERE These pages are to help family connect with each other, share genealogy and ancestry as well as DNA matching through FTDNA studies the Merrick Foundation Org publishes.
One of the most researched lines in genealogy is the Merrick – Meyrick – Myrick – Mirrick – Codex M620 Family Line (Murig son of Llewellyn of Wales). Our goal at the Merrick Foundation Org is to document the line, provide links and resource materials for family trees, and support the efforts of education and family roots with organization like NSSAR, and NSDAR, and the Mayflower Family associations including the line of Gov. Bradford which many Merrick members can trace their line and link to our Family Tree DNA site with over 86 members sharing genetic genealogy via matching to Royal Family lines and haplogroups. We hope to film a documentary of family history and genealogy as a documentary.
You can donate to this foundation by use of our email link direct https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=S2PMY5KJ9PUES
Dr. Merrick has just completed a NEW UPDATED 2nd Edition (first edition retired) book on the family line entitled MERRICK. It has all the historical information along with new information of the tree and documented members of the SAR from the family tree. Manuscripts from Wales and England, the Vatican and Scotland, seem to be telling us a story which I have published in ‘The History and Genealogy of Merrick’ a compliment to the George Byron Merrick book from 1902. In addition I have one of the only surviving copies of Alice Meyrick’s Genealogy which recounts her work as an advisor to ‘Gone With The Wind’,
The story of the southern Meyrick lines. We are proud to announce that purblishing rights to “The Story Of Myricks” by Allie Godwin Myrick Bowden. We have been granted the rights to publish this book with copies online at
The Story Of Myricks by Allie Goodwin Myrick Bowden . This is the first reprint of this genealogy book in 30 years. (WARNING BE AWARE OF THE SCAMS BY BOOK OF NAMES THAT PACKAGE THE SAME INFORMATION AND FALSE COAT OF ARMS FOR THE LINES OF SURNAMES WITH GENERAL INFORMATION THAT IS FOUND ON ANY WEB SITE!)
We have updated the web site to include a library where you can download the PDF of the George Byron Merrick genealogy book for FREE! We are also adding addition documents to help aid you in your own family trees with sites like Ancestry Com Merrick lines are from Mostyn MS. 117 which dates from the late thirteenth century. The earliest being Peniarth MS.45 of the second half of the thirteenth century. It overlaps with both the Harleian MS. 3859 and the Jesus College MS.20 (998-1400) Now during the period of the Safrahime, 400BC to 70AD, many bought genealogy to claim kinship to Abraham. So are we really Hebrews as the manuscripts suggest? Did we come from Merari? (Num.26:57) Only our DNA will tell. To match, I need one Male and myself from the clear line of Israel Merrick from Md. and Tioga County PA. That will give us a base to compare with the Welsh lines and create a data base to grow from. If you want to know which side of the DNA tree for the Merrick line your leaf sprouted, please join. Get Merrick History Books by Dr Dan at www.YahBible.org
See our linked pages menu above for information of DNA tests and Genetic Genealogy with information in the books store about Royal and Hebrew DNA roots in Y male and Mt female lines.
Join the Rootsweb List at: http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/surname/m/merrick-foundation.html#MERRICK-FOUNDATION
GET BOOKS BY SUSAN MYRICK and Susan Lindsley about “GONE WITH THE WIND” and the Soutthern Myrick line CLICK HERE TO GO TO HER SITE: http://www.yesterplace.com/books.html
Revolutionary War Merrick list Click Here This family line Certified by the Hereditary Society Seal #077 as a Royal lineage, Mayflower and Revolutionary line;
COAT OF ARMS: 0fficially documented in Burke’s General Armory (shield) as follows: “Sable (to indicate the night) three firebrands, or., fired ppr. Chevron arg., charged with fleur-de-lis gules, between two choughs, sable, respecting each other. Crest, Viz: A castle arg., surmounted by a chough (or bran) holding dexter claw a fleur-de-lis.”
Motto: “Without God Nothing, God and Enough”
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