Merrick Foundation’s mission is to enhance community awareness of multicultural roots, history and origins through education in ancestry, genealogy and genetics (DNA) by providing a library, learning center and community service projects online and in our foundation library and museum. The proposed facility, pictured above artists depiction will be 3 stories, one ground floor below main street level for a community meeting center and offices (actual ground floor) 2nd floor at street level for the library, museum and computer learning center with public access and the 3rd floor for genetic research and administration archives. The facility will be staffed with 3 paid workers and volunteers open 6 days weekly.
About Merrick Foundation
The Merrick Foundation Org is a 509(2)(a) chartered organizations under the parent 501(c)(3) non-profit CYMG-UCCMA a non-denominational Messianic Jewish Congregation. Our primary mission is to provide worship and educational aids in non traditional worship formats that encourages original roots of faith and worship from ancient origins in Semitic texts, history and scriptures.
We provide translations in ancient texts of biblical scriptures and manuscripts from sources that contribute to the knowledge of society of the origins of non-organized worship bodies with roots in Hebrew and other tribal rituals and practices. Since the first gatherings of worship by mankind were begun without walls and institutions, we encourage our members and followers to learn historical roots of religions and find societal relationships that enhances to overall worship experience. For more on our Worship and congregation see https://www.YahBible.org
Non-Traditional Multicultural Faith
Many societies have roots in Semitic tribal origins that transcend the modern church, synagogue or worship buildings and clerical structure. Clergy throughout the ages has often contributed to the betterment and inhuman acts of society’s leadership, governments and caused crimes against humanity in some cases. One only need read a history book to find acts of genocide and injustice often in the name of religion. Congregation Yahshua Messiah Gathering has adopted a more originalists version of faith to encourages all worshipers to find a more distributive approach to leadership in our congregation. For example, early Semitic tribes would gather in homes and centralized temples in small groups and share common efforts without Rabbis and Clergy having a supreme role as we see clergy today. We find both old and new testament scriptures which show a more elder like body of several key teachers within bodies of worship that had common linkage in roles as more inclusive than those found in modern sects. We seek to search out our roots, find our callings, and open formats of worship to be inclusive of a more co-equal partnership in faith and practice to enhance cooperation in Mitzvah (Good Works) within our community and the world.
We believe that tribalism should be based on origins of the “seed” as found in scriptures:
Genesis_48:4 …Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
Race, Tribe and origins are written throughout ancient texts like the Bible, Tanak (Hebrew Old Testament) and manuscripts like the Dead Sea Scrolls. Yet these origins were not ever listed in ancient texts as identities of skin colors. Most ancient texts used terms like regions, countries, lands and tribal names to distinguish a person’s place of birth. One major concept found in religious origins is that of inheritance of the abstract blessings of the Almighty by origins in genealogy from the “seed”. Exclusions of experience in faith have never been found in texts by what modern man terms as racial origins of skin colors. Exclusions found in ancient scriptures always seemed to be tied to actual acts of injustice, disobedience or lawlessness rather than origins of genealogy. Yet blessings and curses from the supreme being seemed tied in some cases to acts of sins, evil or acts of goodness. We take a more secular view of origins as a tool to enhance diversity of origins to provide inclusions in the community as having a common cord of ancestry as cousins. Since we are in fact as proven by science all related to each other within the species of the human genome by DNA, our relationships in community service, good works and worship should be without labels based on bias and prejudice.
National Geographic: “Scientists realized that they might be able to use these distinctive mutations to organize living humans into a single grand genealogy, which could shed light on the woman whose mitochondria we all share–a woman who was nicknamed Mitochondrial Eve. ” (Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/adam-and-his-eves )
In Fact, DNA research has discovered that the first man, Adam and the first Woman, Eve, were or different genetic traits of mutations that humankind would call today the Caucasian and African origins as Adam being white and Eve being Black. When we trace back the original markers of the Haplotypes1, we find that the MT DNA and the Y DNA of Adam and Eve has markers of code that proves they were the first biracial couple. Merrick Foundation and Dr. Merrick has been a pioneer of genetic genealogical research since his published paper on the subject in 1999.
Merrick Foundation Members
Merrick foundation members are from the genealogical lines of the Meyrick, Myrick, Merrick, Merari lineage who have joined together into this family history and genealogical society to share our common roots and history and document our lines for posterity. Future generations can discover there common ancestors and learn about their history by the works we do to establish community of cousins. Our primary members and founders were form the Merrick line in America and Wales but membership is open for anyone to join and share their common ancestry and roots.
Founder Of The Merrick – Meyrick Foundation
Our founder is Rev. Captain Daniel Walter Merrick PhD who established this genealogical and historical society to share and publish our research in the primary lineage of the biblical line of Merari which the Merrick line in America had origins. The Semitic line of Merari son of Levi became the lines of Llewellyn in Wales and Hebrew lines in many countries through inner marriage over time. You many have heard of the phrase “The Lost Tribes of Israel”, The Meyrick line has been proven to be the line of those who dispersed in about 720 BCE to the European and North African regions with roots going back to 3000 BCE. It is believed that the origins of the Biblical Exodus from Egypt had begun long before the era of Moses, circa 1500 BCE and has been found in the roots of American Native artifacts and rituals of worship. The “Merrick Indians” of New York, origins of the Red House lines of Mohawk, Seneca and the associated tribes, has been proven by DNA and Archaeology to have roots in Hebrew worship, origins in DNA and Faith. Ancient artifacts with the Hebrew letters of the Name of God, YHWH have been found in the “serpent mounds” of Ohio and the roots of the language of the Seneca and Cherokee tribes both have the root words of “Yah2 and Yahweh in their cultures. Dr. Merrick has conducted studies in historical verification through ancient manuscripts as well as DNA research through Family Tree DNA to establish published references that have been included in the SAR and DAR libraries as well as many historical societies collections. Dr. Merrick is presently working on a DNA study of tribal multicultural origins as well as the Merrick Foundation Library funding and grant proposals.
The Merrick Foundation’s goals are to establish a permanent community library learning center to house historical artifacts and a learning center to enhance knowledge about genealogy and multicultural roots and origins. We believe that if a person knows where they came from that they will have a better direction in life on where they are going. By providing a means to teach genealogical studies and workshops of genetic genealogical ancestry, we hope to inspire the future generations to embrace the past and become more inclusive in setting goals for their future. We hope to also provide our documentation of historical and genealogical works to historical societies and libraries in future projects and grant fundraising goals. Merrick Foundation has published over 40 books authored by Dr. Merrick and has sold over 25,000 books to date. (See Amazon.Com )
Merrick Foundation Library And Genealogical Research Center
Thanks to a gift of divested real estate assets by RDJC, Inc. the Merrick Foundation has established plans to build a new Library, Museum and Genealogical Research Center at 125 W. Main Street in Smethport Pennsylvania. the center will have a library section of books and references to house books and publish out of print works of historical and genealogical works associated with community development. Many foundations of American communities had published works of local history, lineage and community establishment in culture. We have collected large volumes of books and PDF files of out of print family histories and genealogical works that will find a home on the library shelves of the Merrick Foundation. Many of these works are in danger of being lost to history as the modern world moves from print to internet and digital publishing. The Learning Center will house computers with programs to connect online to genealogical and ancestry research as well as DNA sites to establish studies in DNA such as the site at https://familytreedna.com/groups/merrick/about
GRANT PROPOSAL :
The Merrick Foundation Library is planning to do workshops to teach how to do genealogical and genetic genealogical research. We will provide ancestry linked computers and software to aid in learning about roots and the significant part lineage played in history. One of the key curriculum Dr. Merrick would like to teach is how to publish your own family genealogical book. Dr. Merrick has a Masters degree in Education and Curriculum development and has designed a program to teach his experience and expertise in this field of study. Just think how powerful it would be to have a high school age child who could share their own ancestry and family historical records in a book which is published in print to show the results of their efforts. See Dr. Merrick’s Curriculum Vitae’ at
Donations, Membership, Funding and Grants
The Merrick Foundation is presently seeking contribution and grants to fund the Library project and construction along with ongoing operations for the next 5 years. Grant Proposals and project donations will become available online within the next few weeks linked on this website. Our fundraising goal is 1.5 Million to complete and fund the project construction and operations for 5 years.
To Donate to this work you can visit our donation links on our publishing web site above a YahBible Org or visit the following link: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1242242
When you give, please provide a note to your donation that it is for the Merrick Library Project.
large donors may contact Dr. Merrick via email at ” faith @ Penn . Com ” (remove spaces) and include your request for a letter of inquiry and grant application in PDF attached file. You may also visit our GuideStar web site at https://www.guidestar.org/profile/27-3465670
Merrick Foundation Org is chartered under the 501(C)(3) CYMG-UCCMA as an associated community outreach registered with the IRS.
1A haplotype is a set of DNA variations, or polymorphisms, that tend to be inherited together. A haplotype can refer to a combination of alleles or to a set of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) found on the same chromosome.
2YHWH or the Tetragrammaton (the Hebrew name of God transliterated in four letters as YHWH or JHVH and articulated as Yahweh or Jehovah. ) or Sacred Four letters is found in the bible as Strong’s number H3050 Ref. Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Greek and Chaldean Words.
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Charity Report 2020
https://www.RDJcatalog.com/Yah/CHARITY MISSIONS MITZVAH REPORT 2000 – 2021.pdf
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Grant Proposal Merrick Foundation Library
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Grant Proposal Merrick House R1 F1 Student Housing
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Dr. Merrick Bio – Curriculum Vitae
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Merrick Foundation Mission Statement
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IRS Determination Letter and 990E 2020
Financial Report and Certification Documents
You can also donate to our parent 501(C)(3) CYMG or the Merrick Foundation for our projects and get a Free membership Pin for any donation over $30 Your contributions are tax deductible under IRS ruling. We also accept donations of books, computers and divestments of real estate or other assets allowed under 509(a)(2) IRS status. Simply scan the QR code or click the donate button below or main donations payable to:
CYMG – UCCMA Merrick Foundation
858 Route 446 Smethport PA 16749-5536
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