Hire a Pro

NEAPG members offer expertise in research, writing, speaking, and more.  Below are profiles of our members available for hire, along with descriptions of their services.

NEAPG members are also members of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and charge fees for their services. They adhere to the APG Code of Ethics. Each genealogist supplied the information regarding his/her areas of specialization and services listed here. If you are interested in the services of one of the professional researchers listed, please contact him or her directly. Researchers will respond with information about fees and services.

Neither the New England Chapter nor APG assumes responsibility for research work contracted through this listing.

Credentials:

CG = Certified Genealogist. CG is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), used under license after periodic evaluations by the Board. See www.bcgcertification.org.

FASG = Fellow, American Society Genealogists; used only upon election to the Society. See www.fasg.org

AG® = The Accredited Genealogist® and AG® are registered marks of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional  Genealogists (ICAPGen.org). Genealogists meet the competency standards established by ICAPGen.

Member profiles are arranged alphabetically by name.  To locate a professional with expertise in your area of interest browse the profiles or search this page by keyword.


Linda Abrams

24 Berwick Rd., Longmeadow, MA 01106-2612

(413)-567-1710, (413)-567-1710 (fax)

E-mail: lcasearch@aol.com

Accepting Clients: Yes


Claire Ammon, CG

Claire Ammon Genealogical Services

PO Box 505, Lincoln, MA 01773

203 974 9598, 888 862 5053 (fax)

E-mail: claire.e.ammon@gmail.com

Web: www.claireammon.com

Research specialties:  Forensic genealogy and Connecticut family history research.

Publications:  “Parents for John Perkins (1788-1852) of Granby, Connecticut,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 105, no. 3 (September 2017): 219-228.  “Which Amos Lockwood of Fairfield County, Connecticut, was Gilbert’s Son, and Where did He Go?,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 106, no. 1 (March 2018): 5-18.

Accepting Clients: Yes


D. Andrews

Bridget’s Well

Woburn, MA 01801-4435

207-505-1657


Erin Apostolos

The Genealogy Librarian

New Hampshire

5083202279


Alex Auty

32 Colony Cove Rd.

Durham, NH 03824

603-781-1790

E-mail: alexauty@gmail.com

Accepting Clients: No


Jenifer Kahn Bakkala

JKB Genealogy

Northborough, Mass.

E-mail: JKBGenealogy@gmail.com

B.A., Connecticut College

Research specialties: Massachusetts, New England, New Jersey, England, Scotland.

Freelance researcher, writer, and editor.

Author of An American Family: Four Centuries of Labor, Love, and Reward (Boston: Newbury Street Press, 2018).

Accepting Clients: No


Christine Bard

11 Brickyard Drive, Litchfield, NH 03052

(603) 424-0961

E-mail: bardc@comcast.net


Catherine Bence

456 Forest Street, Dunstable, MA 01827

978-877-7860

E-mail: CLBence@gmail.com

Web: www.stillnotalice.com

Areas of Research: New England (especially Massachusetts), 19th Century England.


Blaine T. Bettinger

639 Village Blvd S, Baldwinsville, NY 13027

315-427-6285

E-mail: blainebettinger@gmail.com

Web: www.thegeneticgenealogist.com


Suzanne Betts

Norwalk, CT


Kathryn Smith Black

237 Central Street, Acton, MA 01720

978-263-0937, 978-729-1917

E-mail: ksb832@verizon.net

Accepting Clients: No


Anne Borg

Newton, MA 02461


Diane Boumenot

One Rhode Island Family

202 Milton Road, Warwick, RI 02888

Email: rhodeisland202@gmail.com

Accepting Clients: No


Michael Brophy

Brophy Professional Genealogy & Heir Searching

198 Patricia Drive, Abington, MA 02351

781-738-2671, 781-878-0720 (fax)

E-mail: mbrophy@brophygen.com

Web: www.brophygen.com

Accepting Clients: Yes


Mary Burdick

39 Hersom Street

Watertown, Mass. 02472

617-923-8831/617-833-5784

E-mail: mgburdick@gmail.com

Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research.


Sara E. Campbell

Remembering Ancestors
8 Maple Ave, Erving MA 01344

413-522-3468

E-mail: rememberingancestors@yahoo.com

Blog:  http://rememberingancestors.blogspot.com

Lecturer, instructor, author, editor. Please see available topics listed on the blog, or we can customize a presentation to your location or event.

Publications: “Six Generations in Otsego-A Colman Family History” 2018, “All About Erving” 2017, “Boyhood Memories of the Old Erving Schoolhouse #3” editor, 2017 

Accepting Clients: Yes, for lectures, workshops, school groups K-12


Jerry Carbone

Whetstone Brook Genealogy

45 Whetstone Dr., Brattleboro, Vt. 05301

802-579-5959

E-mail: jerry@whetstonegenealogy.com

Web: whetstonebrookgenealogy.com

University of Texas at Austin, MLS; Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research

General genealogical research; Researching Italian ancestors (Italian vital records portal, Il Portale Antenati); Vermont genealogical research; Research in Colorado and Wyoming; Research in 19th Century Spiritualism; 19th Century Brattleboro Water-Cures.

Talks: “Finding My Roots: A Genealogical Journey” (Jan 2017); “Navigating the Portal for New England Genealogical Research: AmericanAncestors.org,” (September 2017); “Navigating the World’s Largest Free Genealogical Database: FamilySearch.org,” (February 2018).

Volunteer activities: Author Selection Committee, “Brattleboro Literary Festival,” 2002-current;” Leadership Committee, “People, Places, and the History of Words in Brattleboro, Vt.,” “The Words Project;” 2017-current.

Publications: “Spiritualism in Brattleboro, 1886-1889: One Man’s Contact with the Afterlife through Letters,” Vermont History, Vol. 86, No. 1 (Winter/Spring 2018): 31–45.  [Book Reviews on various Reference Sources], “Reference Books Bulletin,” American Library Association, Booklist, (1992-2015).

Languages: Italian (Limited)

Accepting Clients: Yes


Brent N. Chadwick

Knox Trail Ances-Tree

P.O. Box 35 East Otis Ma. 01029

413-441-7080

E-mail: knoxtrailancestree@gmail.com

Web: knoxtrailancestree.com

Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research

Research Specialties: Berkshire Co. Ma., New England area, military research.

Other Specialties: Word and Excel

Publications: “Macro-Inserted Citation Templates In MS Word,” APGQ Sept 2017.

Accepting Clients: Yes


Sherry Chapman

1 Stop Genealogy

Connecticut

860-209-7070

E-mail: Sherry@1StopGenealogy.net

Web: www.1StopGenealogy.net

1 Stop Genealogy provides a wide range of genealogy services designed to meet the unique needs of every client. The principal of 1 Stop Genealogy is Sherry Chapman, a professional genealogist with over twenty years of experience in genealogy research, analysis, and writing. Sherry specializes in U.S. genealogy and heir research, with a focus on Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and the greater New England states.

In the News:  Follow this link to read the Hartford Courant’s feature article on 1 Stop Genealogy

Accepting Clients: Yes

Laura Cleary 

Ipswich MA 01938

978-356-2752

E-mail: lhcleary@comcast.net

Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research; B.A. Political Science Holy Cross College; MBA Babson College; MA History Salem State College

Accepting Clients: No


Lilly Cleveland

PO Box 509
Norwell, MA  02061-0509

781-987-1767 (messages), 774-454-0363 (cell)

E-mail: Lilly.Cleveland@gmail.com

Web: www.yourfamilysearch.com

Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research; Pro Gen Class on line (18 months); Bachelor’s degree in history, Boston University.

Genealogist for Alden Kindred of America, Inc. and Genealogist for National Society Colonial Dames of America in Boston.  I have five years lineage experience.

Accepting Clients: Yes


Louise Crespi

Weymouth, Mass.

781-337-1493

E-mail: loucresp@comcast.net

Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research; B.A. (Sociology)

A full-time family genealogist with 25 years experience in researching. I endeavor to help people connect with their family tree. Interest of a sociological nature includes the Irish Diaspora and its impact on Irish Americans in Boston and Cape Cod.

Research Specialty: Irish American; Italian American; House Histories; Civil War

Time Period Specialty: 19th Century; 20th Century

Geographic Specialty: MA; Cape Cod; Boston; Ireland; Northern Italy

Author/Writer

Accepting Clients: No.


Denise Cross

53 Village Court, Berlin, MA 01503


Mark D’Ambrosi

Valentino Genealogy

Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Phone: 860-339-6906

E-mail: mark@valentinogenealogy.com

Web: www.valentinogenealogy.com

BS, University of Connecticut; MA, Adler Graduate School; Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research

Research Specialties: Italian-American and Italian genealogical research, Dual Italian Citizenship

I can help you locate your Italian ancestors home town and determine Italian citizenship eligibility and work with you through the application process.

Accepting Clients: yes


Catherine Wiest Desmarais, CG

Stone House Historical Research
Our Researchers Excel in Connecting Generations, Past and Present

399 Old Stage Road, Essex Junction, VT 05452

(802) 363-7885

Email: catherine@stonehouseresearch.com

Web: www.stonehouseresearch.com

Research specialties: Forensic genealogy, Heir searches, repatriation research, and DNA, particularly in cases focusing on the US Northeast, New England, and Ireland.

Led by Board-certified genealogist Catherine Wiest Desmarais, the professional genealogy team at Stone House Historical Research excels at genealogical problem solving and reconstructing hard-to-prove relationships. Our professional genealogists are all highly skilled and experienced, and a Board-certified genealogist is involved in every project. In addition to our core research team, we utilize a network of professional genealogists for document retrieval at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, in every US state, and in many countries. Results are provided in fully-documented genealogical research reports or legal affidavits of kinship and due diligence.

Speaking: Catherine has a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Vermont, and teaches at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), the New England Genealogical Consortium, and the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference, as well as local venues.

Publications: Catherine’s research and genealogical writing has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Utah Genealogical Association’s Crossroads, and the Association for Professional Genealogists Quarterly.

Associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® holding the Certified Genealogist® credential since 2011.

Accepting clients:  Yes, only for forensic genealogy projects at this time.


Heather Dubnick

Heather Dubnick Publishing, Research and Editorial Services

978-712-8077

Email: heather@hdubnick.com

Web: www.heatherdubnick.com

I am a writer, editor, indexer, and researcher with a background in library science and a strong interest in genealogy. I offer services in writing, editing, and indexing family histories in English and Spanish, as well as assistance with self-publishing and basic research. I specialize in Jewish genealogy, both Ashkenazi and Sephardic, as well as New England, New York, and Colorado research. I completed the BU Certificate Program in May 2016 and ProGen in November 2017.

Services Research ;  Editor ; Compiler/Indexer ; Translator ; Project Management ; Author/Writer

Research Specialties:  Emigration & Immigration ; Hispanic ; Historical Sites ; Holocaust ; Jewish ; Migration ; Court Records; 19th Century ; 20th Century ; 21st Century

Geographic Specialties:  CO ; CT ; ME ; MA ; NH ; NY ; RI ; New England ; Mid-Atlantic ; Rocky Mountains ; Boston ; New York City

Languages:  English ; French ; Italian ; Portuguese ; Spanish


Pam Stone Eagleson, CG

25 Woodland Ave., Kennebunk, ME 04043

(207) 967-3291

E-mail: peagleson@yahoo.com

Web: www.gen-nections.com

Services: Researcher, Instructor/Lecturer, Consulting, Writer

Research Specialties:  Brick Walls, German American, Land Records, 18th & 19th C, Family Artifacts

Geographic SpecialtiesNew England,  mid-Atlantic, and Midwest.

Pam Stone Eagleson, CG, is a researcher, writer, and educator. She is a graduate of Northwestern University with a B.A. degree in history and sociology, University of Southern Maine with a M. Ed., and Tufts University with a C.A.S. in Museum Studies. Pam is an Associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® holding the Certified Genealogist® credential since 2005.  She lectures on genealogy sources and problem solving.  Winner of the 2004 National Genealogical Society’s Family History Writing contest, her articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society QuarterlyMissouri State Genealogical Association Journal and the NGS Magazine. A listing of those articles and lecture/webinar topics can be found on her website.

Accepting Clients: Yes


Robert Erland

17 Albemarle Street, Boston, MA 02115

617-433-7612

Military, Naturalization, Italian American, Emigration & Immigration

US States & Territory Specialties: NY

International Specialty: Italy

Publications: “Who IS that witness?,” NGS Quarterly, Apr-Jun 2011, Vol. 37, No.2; “Henrietta Kelley: Eddie Cicotte’s Mystery Woman,” Society for American Baseball Research, Black Sox Committee Newsletter, Dec 2013, Vol. 5, No. 2


Tim Firkowski

The Genealogy Assistant

9 Cross Rd., Henniker, NH 03242

(603) 748-0577

E-mail: tim@thegenealogyassistant.com

Web: www.thegenealogyassistant.com

Historian, Librarian, Photography, Web Designer

French-Canadians, Ontario, Quebec, Canada, Poland

My name is Tim Firkowski, I have been around since 1963 and I am hoping that you will allow me to bring your family history to life.
I have been doing genealogy research on my family since 2002. My father was born in Poland in 1942, but my grandparents left Poland when he was six months old. Since he came to the U.S. with his parents and sister, he has always tried to find someone with his same last name in the U.S. during his travels, and was never successful. My interest in genealogy began by meeting Lukasz Firkowski from Poland on ICQ. In two years of research, we located 1300 members of our family, in four years 2300 were located. Thousands of hours were spent in gathering information and “assembling” the family. The First Firkowski Family Reunion was held in Poland in 2004. Family members attending numbered 202 from six countries at that First Family Reunion. The story of our research has been featured in five Polish newspapers, and two radio programs in Poland.
I enjoy the challenge of searching and solving problems. From early on in life I had an interest in computer programming, which developed into my interest in website design. My interest in photography has followed me since I was a child.

Services Provided: I can: – Organize family data – Perform genealogical research, specializing in Polish & American Canadian research – Historical Research of a place ancestors lived – Consultations – Photography of tombstones, houses, churches – Travel to gather information or photos – Create a website for family data or your genealogy business

My language accomplishments include: studying eight years of Spanish, one year of French, learning German while living in West Germany for two years, & at present I am learning Polish.


Michelle B. Fontaine

Connections Research

McLean, Virginia

E-mail: michelle@connectionsresearch.net

Web: connectionsresearch.net

Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University

Time Period Specialty: 18th Century, 19th Century

US States & Territory Specialties: MA

US Region Specialty: New England;

Repositories: DAR Library, NARA in DC

Accepting Clients: No


Margaret R. Fortier, CG

100 Station Landing, #1012, Medford, MA 02155

508-414-1595

E-mail: mrf@ourchateau.net

Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University

Researcher, lecturer, and writer focusing on immigration to New England, and Italian-American and French-Canadian ancestry.

Publications:   “Communicating Strategically to Build Your Business,” APG Quarterly 32 (June 2017); “Not Bound By Convention: The True Identity of William Kenney of Boston, Lynn, and Nahant, Massachusetts,” MASSOG 40:1 (2015-16); “Visualizing Information for Client Reports” – APG Quarterly 29 (June 2014),

Languages: French

Accepting Clients: yes


Paul Friday, CG

P.O. Box 430, Mont Vernon, NH 03057

603-673-2843, 603-673-2843

E-mail: searchne@gmail.com

Web: www.search-ne.com

NGS American Genealogy: A Basic Course, BYU certificate program in North American Genealogy (17 credits), Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University: Intermediate Genealogy and Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis, National Institute for Genealogical Research, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy: Business Program and Advanced Methodology

Research interests include: complex problem cases, kinship determination, and New England research.

Research Specialties: Paleography

Time Period Specialty: 18th Century, 19th Century

US States & Territory Specialties: NH

US Region Specialty: New England

Publications: “‘Deaths & Burials 1780-1806,’ Reverend Curtis Coe’s Records for Durham, New Hampshire,” The New Hampshire Genealogical Record 27 (January/April 2010): 11–26; “Explaining Errors: Three Deaths or Only One on 2 July 1850 at Temple, New Hampshire,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 98 (September 2010): 211–18; “New Hampshire Historical Society Manuscript Collections: Valuable Finds in Finding Aids,” The New Hampshire Genealogical Record 28 (January/April 2011): 63–74; “Using Indirect Evidence to Determine the Parents of Roxana (Hood) Weed (1821–1888),” Vermont Genealogy 17 (Spring 2012): 37–46; “Manuscript Collections at the Connecticut Historical Society,” The Connecticut Nutmegger 45 (June 2012): 81–90.

Accepting Clients: Yes


Nora Galvin, CG

Aunt Lizzie’s Trunk

36 Livingston Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605

(203) 362-2232;  (475) 298-3388

E-mail: auntlizzie@snet.net

Web: www.auntlizziestrunk.com

With Ohio roots and Irish heritage, I now research in Connecticut. In addition, a 5-year residence in Arlington, Massachusetts, gave me familiarity with facilities in the Boston area. I have a fondness for researching Irish immigrants. My academic background in biology has led me to two previous careers–teaching secondary-school science and a 16-year stint as a laboratory research scientist at a major pharmaceutical company. I bring a scientist’s intrinsic curiosity and attention to detail to my genealogical research. My scientific background gives me qualifications and experience in the field of DNA research. My teaching background has prepared me for lectures and presentations. My genealogy experience ranges from simple look-ups of vital records, gravesites, and probate records to researching entire families and performing heir searches.

Editor, Project Management, Author/Writer, Lecturer/Seminars

Genetics, Heir Searcher, Catholics, Irish American, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New England, Ireland, Boston, Cincinnati, New York City.


Sandra Goodwin

Goodwin Genealogy Productions

Massachusetts

E-mail: maplestarsandstripes@gmail.com

Web: www.maplestarsandstripes.com

Producer of Maple Stars and Stripes: Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast.

Podcasting, lectures, instruction, Lecturer/Seminars.

Colonial, French-Canadians, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New England, Quebec.

Accepting Clients: No


Diane Florence Gravel, CG

PO Box 1386, Thornton, NH 03285

(603) 398-2360

E-mail: dianeflorencegravel@gmail.com

Web: www.dianegravel.com

Instructor, Lecturer/Seminars, Court Records, Land Records

New England

Co-editor, New Hampshire Families in 1790

Diane Florence Gravel, CG, is a Board-certified genealogist, working as a full-time genealogical and historical researcher and lecturer. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she lived in Miami, Florida, before moving to Thornton, New Hampshire, in 2001. There, she became immersed in New England research, and in 2002 was appointed co-editor of New Hampshire Families in 1790, a project of the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists documenting the families of the 1790 census. She lectures at regional and national conferences and has taught at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Diane has served on APG’s Board of Directors and chaired its Chapter Review Committee. In recognition of her work for APG, she was awarded the 2018 Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award of Merit. She is also a Past President of APG’s New England Chapter. Diane currently serves as President of the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists. She has been a trustee of the Thornton Public Library since 2004.

Accepting Clients: Yes


Mary Ellen Grogan

9 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02114

617-367-4968; 617-733-3211


Emily H. Hackett-Fiske

A Link To Your Past

Williston, VT 05495

E-mail: alinktoyourpast@gmail.com

Web: www.alinktoyourpast.com

Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research

Research Specialties: Adoption, Court Records, Land Records, Forensics, Lineage Societies

US States & Territory Specialties: NH, VT

US Region Specialty: New England

Accepting Clients: Yes


Elizabeth Handler

Needham, MA 02492

email: elizhandler@gmail.com

blog: From Maine to Kentucky (https://frommainetokentucky.blogspot.com/)
blog: A Jewish Genealogy Journey (https://jewishgenealogyjourney.blogspot.com/)

Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research


Stephen Hartwell

Hartwell Genealogy Services

137 Chestnut St, North Reading, MA 01864

978-337-8630

E-mail: shartwell5@verizon.net

Web: http://shartwell.com/services

Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research, Salt Lake City Institute of Genealogy, Board Member: Essex Society of Genealogists

Genealogy Research, Custom Family History Websites, DNA Analysis, Scanning and Photography, Speaker

Accepting Clients: yes


Pamela Guye Holland

Genealogy by Pam Holland

133 Elmwood Rd. #2

Swampscott, MA 01907

978-808-4967

E-mail: Research@genealogybypamholland.com

Website: http://www.genealogybypamholland.com/

Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research

My research specialties are Irish and Genetic Genealogy, including DNA results from AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage and 23andMe.  I also have expertise in New England, New York (both city and state) and German research. I have been conducting genealogical research since 2001 and work with private clients and as a Research Services genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). I also am available for lectures, please see my website for more information.

18th Century, 19th Century, OH, MA, NY, New England, New York City, Cleveland, Ireland

Author of: “It Started with a Cough: A Month of Mourning for the Ritter and Blackett Families Living in Boston Highlands, Massachusetts,” MASSOG 36 (Fall 2012): 83-92; “A Broken Man: The Life of Birney Jay Pratt of Huron, Ohio,” published in Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly 55, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 40-43.

Accepting Clients: yes if not a member of NEHGS


Diane Isaacson

Historical Research Service, LLC

97 Woodland Drive, Marlborough, MA 01752

508-395-9547

E-mail: Dianei@aol.com


Seema-Jayne Kenney

Ancestral Books, Legacy, & Education

P.O. Box 888, Upton, MA 01568

508-400-3931

E-mail: inquiry@Seema-ABLE.com

Web: www.Seema-ABLE.com

Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research, ProGen

 A wife, mother of 3, and entrepreneur, Seema is an experienced software instructor and a professional genealogist. Based on over 20 years of research, her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany, and Sweden.
Seema is an active member of several societies and part of the NERGC planning committee.
Seema is also certified as a Guided Autobiography Consultant and a Legacy Planner.

Services Provided: Assist in creating something to compellingly relate your life experience and family history to your descendants.
Books created from your existing research notes and family papers in your preferred format – pedigree; genealogy; lineage; something custom.

Legacy Planner certification enables me to assist in passing your ethics & values throughout your family – facts are interesting; values reveal personality!

Educator – presentations available at beginner and intermediate levels for many types of audiences – in person and remotely.

Additional Services Offered: Editor, Author/Writer, Instructor, Lecturer/Seminars, Compiler/Indexer, Oral History/Interview.

Publications: Kenney & Ivankevich Family Histories (2018); In Search of the Canfield & Murnaghan Families in Ireland & America (2015); Vena’s Roots:  An Anderson/Boothby Family History (2013)

Repositories: Anything within the triangle formed by Boston/Providence/Worcester

Languages: Studied Spanish and French

Accepting Clients: Yes


Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt, CG

Kimmitt Genealogical Research

1 Kemble Drive, Shrewsbury MA 01545-1690

508/842-8850, 508/981-3840

E-mail: polly@kimmittgenealogy.com

Web: www.kimmittgenealogy.com

Blog: https://pk-pollyblog.blogspot.com

Associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® holding the Certified Genealogist® credential since 2009. Completed the National Genealogical Society’s Basic Course in American Genealogy in 1999. 
 
Professional genealogist for over twenty years, living in Massachusetts. Case types vary but include brick wall problems, immigrant origins (Ireland in particular), colonial, lineage applications and US Army repatriation. 
 
Languages: Speak, read, and write Italian and French; and read Spanish and Portuguese.
 

Detailed information is available at www.kimmittgenealogy.com.


Michael J. Leclerc, CG

24 Pine Meadow Rd.

Seekonk, MA 02771

617-827-1211

Email: michael@genprof.netmichael@mjleclerc.com

Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-leclerc-cg-944b621/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MichaelJLeclerc/www.facebook.com/genprofessor/

Web: www.genprof.net, www.mjleclerc.com

Research Specialties: New England, Quebec, England, French-Canadian, Franco-Americans, Writing, Publishing, Methodology

Michael J. Leclerc, CG, has three decades of experiences in genealogical research, writing, and educating. He has appeared as a genealogical expert in the New York TimesTime, and on CNN, as well as local media around the country. He has taught at major American programs such as the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogical Research and Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society, and RootsTech conferences. He has presented at international events like the Who Do You Think You Are? Live! conference in the U.K. and at The National Archives of the United Kingdom at Kew. He is also a presenter at local, state, and regional events, such as the New England Regional Genealogical Conference, the Ohio Genealogical Society conference, and the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree. He is a facilitator for the Boston University Genealogy Certificate Program.

In addition to teaching and presenting at these events, Michael offers genealogical education opportunities through Genealogy Professor.

Michael has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, such as the The American Genealogist, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, and Rhode Island Roots. He has also published in popular magazines, such as the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, FGS FORUM, and Family Tree Magazine. He served as a consulting editor for the Register, and a contributing editor for New England Ancestorsand American Ancestorsmagazines. He is editor of the Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research, 5th Edition, and Genealogical Writing in the 21st Century, a Guide toRegister Style and More, with Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG.

Michael is an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. He is a former board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.


Nancy C. Levin, CG

Nancy C. Levin, CG

781-449-9158, 781-856-0412

E-mail: NCLevin1@gmail.com

Licensed by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, 1997-present. A full-time professional genealogist specializing in Jewish family history research. Substantial world-wide research experience, including:  19th-20th century U.S., Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia, Galicia, Netherlands, and more. International speaking experience. Able to read a limited amount of Russian, Polish, and Hebrew.

Services Provided: Researching, lecturing, writing, consulting.

Additional Services Offered: Author / Writer, Historian, Lecturer / Seminars

Research Specialties: Jewish, Emigration & Immigration

International Specialty: Eastern Europe, Lithuania, Austria-Hungary, Latvia, Poland 

Accepting Clients: Yes


Terry Lewis

Missing Pieces Genealogy LLC

28 Applewood Rd. Bloomfield, CT 06002

860.597.2745

E-mail research@missingpiecesgenealogy.com

Website https://www.missingpiecesgenealogy.com

Professional degrees: M.Div., BA

Offering full range of genealogical research and reporting services, lineage society applications, assistance with brick walls.

Accepting Clients: Yes


Katherine Kearney Lowrie

E-mail: kklowrie@gmail.com

ProGen completed

US States & Territory Specialties: PA, NJ, MA

US Region Specialty: New England

Accepting Clients: No


Alison Watson Maston

Past to Present Genealogy

Bolton, CT

E-mail: Alison@pasttopresentgenealogy.com

Web: www.pasttopresentgenealogy.com

Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University (2017)

Specializing in:  Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York City and Ireland

I have over 40 years of experience in research and have volunteered for various genealogy sites for the past 20 years or more. I began professional work in 2017 after completing the BU Certificate in Genealogical Research. My roots are in Rhode Island, New York City and Ireland.

Accepting clients: Yes


Barbara Mathews, CG, FASG

P.O. Box 399, Lexington, MA 02420-0004

781-424-1467, 781-862-0065, 781-862-7139 (fax)

E-mail: barbara@demandinggenealogist.com

Web Address: www.demandinggenealogist.com

Additional Services Offered: Editor, Author/Writer

Research Specialties: Colonial, Lineage Societies

Time Period Specialty: 17th Century

US States & Territory Specialties: NE, MA, VT, CT

US Region Specialty: New England


Beth Finch McCarthy

BFM Research, LLC

Northborough, MA

Phone: 508-981-1884

Email: beth@bfmresearch.com

Web:  www.bfmresearch.com

Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University

B.A. Wellesley College

Researcher, lecturer, and writer focusing on Early Colonial and New England ancestry.

Accepting clients:  Yes


Michael A. McClellan

North Attleboro, MA

E-mail: mcclellanancestry@gmail.com

Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University, degrees in computer programming and accounting. Currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in history.

Specializations: City/town hall, probate and cemetery research in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Adoption/DNA. Swedish research.

Lectures:  Researching Your Swedish Ancestors; Using ArkivDigital (Swedish records); Beginners Genealogy Workshop; Using Forms for Genealogy

Accepting clients: Lectures only


Carol McCoy

Find-Your-Roots.com

 71 Willow Grove Road, Brunswick, ME 04011

207-373-0318

E-mail: Cmccoy3333@aol.com

Web: www.find-your-roots.com

President of Find-Your-Roots, based in Brunswick, ME. I help people find their ancestors and create a family history. I also help people learn how to do genealogical research by coaching, giving workshops and lectures. Member of the Board of Directors of the Maine Genealogical Society. Past president of the Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society. My background in psychology helps both in conducting research and in understanding the importance of family history and family stories to people. I was born in Westchester County, N.Y. and lived in N.Y.C. for many years. I have now lived in Maine for 25 years and have developed a deep appreciation for Maine and its history.

African-Americans, Land Records, 19th Century, ME, WV, NH, MA, RI, VT, CT, NY, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Portland (Maine), New York City, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

Author of: “The Windham Almshouse Rules” in Maine Genealogist, Feb 2016, Vol. 38 No. 1, p. 39. “Managing a Small Human Resources Development (HRD) Department: You Can Do More Than You Think” (Jossey-Bass, Inc., 1991); “Managing the Small Training Staff” (American Society for Training and Development, 1998)


Julie Michutka

75 Lexington St.

Burlington, MA 01803

781-223-6840

E-mail: jmichutka@gmail.com, michutka@bu.edu

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-michutka-03697118

University of Michigan, BA and MA in Latin; Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research

Academic Professional at BU, Genealogical Research Certificate Program (teaching and course development)

Teaching Assistant at Excelsior College, Genetic Genealogy course

My areas of research interest include New England and especially Massachusetts; Slovakia; immigration; and genetic genealogy.

Languages: Latin

Accepting Clients: No


Moira Miller

Moira Miller Professional Genealogy Services

12 Lamplighter Drive, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Email: moira@townisp.com

Web: memgenealogy.com

Professional Learning Certificates:  Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research

Moira Miller has turned her personal genealogy experience and passion for history and research into a successful genealogy career helping clients to discover their family history. Her genealogy clients benefit from her prior consulting experience and expertise in analysis, research, project management, and use of technology for genealogy research.

Since establishing Moira Miller Professional Genealogy Services in 2014, Moira has completed projects for clients with ancestry spanning the globe including the United States, Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, and the Republic of Malta.

Geographic Research Areas: Massachusetts, New England, Scotland, Ireland, England, Canada, Australia

Accepts Clients:  Yes for research and speaking engagements.


Tricia Mitchell

Tricia Mitchell Genealogy

Boston, Mass.

207-650-0552


Kathy Moehl

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research

Time Period Specialty: 18th Century

International Specialty: Ireland

Repositories: National Library of Ireland; National Archives of Ireland; Registry of Deeds, Ireland; General Register Office

Accepting Clients: No


Shellee Morehead, Ph.D. CG

2 Haywood Rd., Coventry, RI 02816

(401) 826-2966; (814)933-7474

E-mail: shellee@shelleemorehead.com

Web: www.shelleemorehead.com

DNA Project Administration and Consulting, Client Research, Lectures and Workshops, Author/Writer, Instructor, Lecturer/Seminars

Italian American, French-Canadians, 19th Century, 20th Century, RI, CT, New England, Italy

Published in RI Roots and NEHGR

Languages: Italian

Accepting Clients: Yes


Susan O’Connor

North Easton, MA  02356

508-397-8414

Academic Degrees:  B. S. (Mathematics) ; M. S. (Training & Development)

Professional Learning Certificates:  Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research
Genealogical Research:  French Canadian; Irish American, Massachusetts, New England, Quebec, Ireland; 18th, 19th and 20th centuries

Talks:  Technology Resources for Genealogists, Using City Directories, Deconstructing Obituaries, Comparing Online Record Site; Adding Spreadsheets to your Genealogy Toolbox, Automating Individual and Genealogical Numbering using Word

Accepts Clients:  Yes


Bryna O’Sullivan, PLCGS

Charter Oak Genealogy

Website: www.charteroakgenealogy.com

Email: Bryna.O_Sullivan@alumni.tufts.edu

Phone: (860)316-8200

 

Charter Oak Genealogy proprietor Bryna O’Sullivan is a lineage society application specialist who works had to make her clients’ application process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. In her eight years of experience, she has assisted clients in joining the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the National Society Colonial Dames of America, and many others – often using family trees that extend across North America and through difficult to document regions. Based in Middletown, Connecticut, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and French Literature from Tufts University, a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She has also completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research, the National Institute for Genealogical Studies Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies, the ProGen Study Group, the DAR’s Genealogical Education Program, and more.

Accepting Clients: Yes


Brent M. Owen

42 Wells Farm Drive, Wethersfield, CT 06109

860-529-9506, 860-529-9506 (fax)

E-mail: brentmowen@sbcglobal.net

B.A., Stonehill College; J.D. University of Connecticut.

Areas of Research: New England, particularly Maine and Connecticut

Publications include “The Ogden Family of Oxenhope: The Probable Yorkshire Origins of John and Richard Ogden, Early Settlers of Stamford, Connecticut, and Proprietors of Hempstead, New York,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, (Oct 2018) & (Jan 2019), (with Louis Ogden); “The Family of James H. and Rose (Poynter) Reidy of Portland, Maine: Descendants of Benjamin Worth,” The Maine Genealogist,(Feb 2018); ”The Owen Family of Brookhaven: Genealogical Gems from the SCHS’s Ackerly Collection,” Journal of the Suffolk County Historical Society (Dec 2017); “John Reidy of County Clare, Ireland, and Portland, Maine,” The Maine Genealogist, (Aug 2017); “The English Origins of Richard1Scofield, Daniel1Scofield and John1Northend of Stamford, Connecticut,” Connecticut Ancestry, (Feb 2017), (with Louis Ogden); “Abraham Halstead of Halifax, Yorkshire, England, and His Two Wives, Susan Whitley and Susan Corney,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, (Oct 2016), (with Louis Ogden); “A Tidbit from the Massachusetts Archives: Lucretia Larrabee, First Wife of John Owen (d. 1753) of Falmouth, Maine,” The Maine Genealogist, (Feb 2015); “Evan Owen of Brookhaven, Long Island, New York,” The American Genealogist,(Jul 2013); “The Davignon/Deveneau/Devnew/Devernoe Family of New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut: Abraham Davignon and His Descendants,” The Connecticut Nutmegger, (Sep 2012); “Francis Phinney of Sandwich, Massachusetts, and Parrsboro, Nova Scotia,” The Maine Genealogist,(Aug 2012); “Matthew and Sarah (McKenney) Michener of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and Falmouth, Nova Scotia,” The Maine Genealogist,(Feb 2012); “Elizabeth (Dickerson) (Owen) Mountjoy of Salem, Massachusetts, and Southold, Long Island, and her Children, John Owen and Mary Mountjoy,” The American Genealogist, (Jul 2010); “A Note on the Family of Robert Westcott of Warwick and North Kingstown, Rhode Island and Newport and Falmouth, Nova Scotia,” The Nova Scotia Genealogist,(Oct 2009); and others including sketches in Maine Families in 1790.

Accepting Clients: Yes


Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA

Bridging The Past

E-mail: bridgingthepast@gmail.com

Web: BridgingThePast.com & 1918FluStories.com

Services: Freelance speaker and writer, with a focus on incorporating social history into genealogical and historical research

Accepting Clients: no


Diane Rapaport

PO Box 204, Lexington, MA 02420

781-698-7884

Email: diane@dianerapaport.com

Web: www.dianerapaport.com

Research specialties: Forensic genealogy, New England research (17th-21stcenturies), court and legal records, Colonial American ancestry, lineage society applications

J.D. (Law), BA (History)

Author of award-winning books and articles:

New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians (2006), winner of Benjamin Franklin Awards (Independent Book Publishers Association) for Best History Book, Best Reference Book, and finalist for Best New Voice in Nonfiction, and the Connecticut Society of Genealogists’ award for Best Genealogical Resource.

The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (2007), finalist for ForeWord magazine’s Book of the Year Award for History.

For many years, Diane wrote the “Tales from the Courthouse” column in American Ancestors (formerly New England Ancestors magazine), which was a 3-time winner of Excellence in Writing Awards from the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. Her research also has been published in the Mayflower Descendant and other journals.

Accepting Clients: Yes


Richard Reid

Friends of Irish Research

15 Burkeside Ave., Brockton, MA 02301

(978) 660-5041

E-mail: friendsofirishresearch@gmail.com

Web: www.friendsofirishresearch.org

Irish research, Eastern Canada, conquering brick walls, lectures, training, software and tech support, website development, author.

Accepting Clients: Yes


Dave Robison

Old Bones Genealogy of New England

PO Box 164, Chicopee, MA 01020-0164

413-237-1634 (fax) 413-642-1393

E-mail: dave@oldbones.info

Web: www.oldbones.info

Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University, completed ProGen

Hundreds of hours of research for family, friends and clients over the past 18 years. Hundreds of hours of volunteer work with the Museum of Springfield History and Archives; research clinics and coaching at local libraries and genealogical societies, NERGC 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021. Currently working toward Certified Genealogist status.

17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, MA, RI, CT, New England

Instructor, Lecturer/Seminars, Oral History/Interview/consultation

Accepting Clients: Yes


Jennifer Shoer

Reconnecting Relatives LLC

Portsmouth, NH

E-mail: jshoer@reconnectingrelatives.com

Web: www.reconnectingrelatives.com

BA, University of New Hampshire, Russian; Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research

Reuniting individuals and families with their roots and relationships, lost or forgotten. Tracing families back to the old country. Making sense of unfamiliar or unknown names and places of origin.

Research Specialties: New England, Jewish, Eastern Europe, Immigration & Emigration, DNA

Record Translations: Russian, German, French, Hebrew

Accepting Clients: Yes


Charlene Key Sokal

10 Burgess Road, Worcester MA 01609

508-753-3100; 774-232-0502; (fax) 508-753-7240

E-mail Address: csokal@charter.net

25 yrs. experience as Reference Librarian, Reference Supervisor in Genealogy and Local History Worcester Public Library

Genealogical & Historical Research, Historian, Librarian

German American, 19th Century

IN, PA, MA, NY

Accepting Clients: Yes


Michael Spellmon

PO Box 97, Old Mystic CT 06372

(860) 326-9838

E-mail: fiveelgins@gmail.com

Accepting Clients: No


Michael Lee Stills

Missing Roots Genealogy

10 Platt St., Bristol, RI 02809
(303) 921-1936
Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research
Public Presentations
Accepting Clients: Yes

Jenny Eaton Tonks, M.A.

Accredited Genealogist®

North Brookfield, Massachusetts

Web: Jenessere.com

Accreditation, Italy region (ICAPGen.org); ProGen 17 Graduate; ProGen 36 mentor

Degrees: B.A. in genealogy from Brigham Young University (Italian research specialty); M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University (professional writing/biographical literature specialties)

Languages: fluent in Italian, proficient in documentary Latin and various Italian dialects

Accepting Clients: Yes


Linda Tseitlin

Liaisons Genealogical Research Services

18 Pine Street, Peabody, MA  01960

Phone: 781-584-2142

E-mail: Linda@liaisonsgenealogy.com

Website: www.liaisonsgenealogy.com

Boston University Certificate Program in Genealogical Research; ProGen 34 (Nov. 2018)

Linda is located on the historic North Shore, north of Boston, with access to repositories in the greater Boston area and southern New Hampshire. A former journalist and writer, she has been researching her family for more than 35 years. She balances careful research with an interest in the stories that bring forgotten ancestors to life.  Family history research and writing.  French Canadian, German, Eastern European.  Oral history.

Languages: Able to translate from Russian to English.

Accepting Clients: yes


Robert Lincoln Ward

4 Northwood Drive, Orleans, MA 02653-4822


Ann D. Watson, M.Ed.

Family Pictures Genealogy

1765 Main Street, New Haven, VT 05472

802-453-5821

E-mail: ann@familypicturesgenealogy.com

Web: www.familypicturesgenealogy.com

Facebook: facebook.com/familypicturesgenealogy

Twitter: @FamilyPixGen

Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research – fall 2015, GRIP summer 2016, summer 2017; ProGen study group finished November 2017. BA in History from University of Vermont, M.Ed. in Library Media Education from University of Vermont.

Vermont genealogy, Writing your family or ancestor’s story

Memberships: NEGHS, NGS, APG, Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Vermont, Massachusetts Genealogical Council.

Accepting clients: Yes


Robert Cameron Weir

Yourigins

Dover, New Hampshire

E-mail: rob@yourigins.com

Web: www.yourigins.com

Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research

Research Specialties: New England

I can help you break through your research brick walls, confirm family legends, prepare applications for lineage societies and provide one-on-one coaching and group instruction. Clients come to me with their hardest problems and I relish the challenge.

Accepting Clients: yes


Mark A. Wentling, MLS

Ancestor Introductions Forensic Genealogy & Professional Family History

Quincy, MA (Boston metropolitan area)

E-mail: mark@ancestorintroductions.com

Web: ancestorintroductions.com

Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University (2016); Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy, Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (2018); ProGen Study Group (2017-2018); Master of Library Science with Archives concentration (2002)

Specializing in:  Missing and unknown heir search, probate research, and military repatriation in the U.S.; DNA testing and consulting; unknown parentage and adoption; Mayflower ancestry; New York State and New England, 17th-century to present; lighthouse keeper research.

Over 20 years of professional experience.  Clients include Newbury Street Press, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Vice President, New England Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists (2018-present).
Course Facilitator, Genealogy Principles, Boston University (2018)

Accepting clients: Yes


Jennifer Zinck

Ancestor Central

47 Silver Street, North Granby, CT 06060

203-871-9821

E-mail: jenzinck@gmail.com

Web: www.ancestorcentral.com

Specialties: DNA Evidence, Unknown Grandparents and Great-Grandparents, Connecticut State Library original records research
Jennifer Zinck is a genealogical researcher, speaker, and educator who specializes in incorporating DNA results into genealogical research. Her traditional research focus is Connecticut and New England. Jennifer serves as the President of the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council. She is an Instructor of Forensic Genealogical Research at the Boston University Center for Professional Education Genealogical Certificate Program.