Judith, I suspect that we share only a similar name. Almost all of the Melick family members who post messages here are descended from a family which emigrated to British America from the Rhineland in the early 1700s. One thing that you can try -- if you have a LOT of patience and have access to microfilms of the 1920 US Census -- is a search through the Soundex index. The code for the Melicks is M420, and while you will find many, many useless names, you will find the name of every Melicks and Melick who was in the census for that year. I did that for the Melick family, and remember seeing a lot of people named Melick or Melicks whose origin was Serbia, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, etc. You might have to go through several states' listings; but you may just find what you're looking for, as well as some lost relatives. Good hunting!