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New England Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG)

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.


CG = Certified Genealogist and CG are registered trademarks and the designations CGL, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by Board certificants who meet competency standards.  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

E-mail: claire.e.ammon@gmail.com

Web: www.claireammon.com

APG Profile

Research specialties:  Forensic genealogy



  • – “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.
  • – “Parents for Corbett Edward White of West Springfield, Massachusetts,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 110, no. 1 (March 2022): 5-18.
  • – “Parents for John Perkins (1788-1852) of Granby, Connecticut,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 105, no. 3 (September 2017): 219-228.

Accepting Clients: Yes

D. Andrews

Bridget’s Well

17 Maverick Cir, Billerica, MA 01821



Erin Apostolos

The Genealogy Librarian

New Hampshire


Alex Auty

32 Colony Cove Rd.

Durham, NH 03824


E-mail: alexauty@gmail.com

Accepting Clients: No

Jenifer Kahn Bakkala

JKB Genealogy

Northborough, Mass.

E-mail: JKBGenealogy@gmail.com

Web: www.JKBGenealogy.com

APG Profile

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); and The Maynard, North, and DeForest Families: A Story of Immigration, Industry, and Community (Amherst, Mass: Genealogy House, 2021) — winner of the National Genealogical Society’s Award for Excellence, 2023.

Jenifer is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is Chair of its Professional Development and Publications Advisory committees.

Accepting Clients: No


Deborah A. Barber

Newtown Genealogy

Woodside, NY


E-mail: deborah@newtowngenealogy.com

Web: https://www.newtowngenealogy.com

APG Profile

Research Specialties: New York City, New Amsterdam Descendants, New England to New York Migration, Connecticut, Maine, Lineage Societies

Accepting Clients: Yes

Christine Bard

11 Brickyard Drive, Litchfield, NH 03052


E-mail: bardc@comcast.net

John Bedard

John’s Genealogy Research Service

205 Lebanon Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201


E-mail: john@johnsgenealogyresearchservice.com

Web: https://www.johnsgenealogyresearchservice.com/

Research specialties:  The U.S., as well as Canada. I have done work in parts of Europe, but we would have to discuss it first.

Time Period Specialty: 1600’s to early 1900’s.

Nearly 30 years of research experience.

Accepting Clients: Yes

Blaine T. Bettinger

639 Village Blvd S, Baldwinsville, NY 13027

(315) 427-6285

E-mail: blainebettinger@gmail.com

Web: www.thegeneticgenealogist.com

Kathryn Smith Black

237 Central Street, Acton, MA 01720

978-263-0937, 978-729-1917

E-mail: ksb832@verizon.net

Accepting Clients: No

Margaret “Marti” Bobertz

18 Grant Street, Plymouth, MA 02360

Email: marti.bobertz@gmail.com

APG Profile


Over 30 years of experience preparing lineage applications to the Mayflower Society.  


  • “How to apply to the Mayflower Society” part of a lecture series by NEHGS in 2018 & 2019.
  • “Beginning Genealogy” and “Brick Wall Solutions” workshops to genealogy groups in Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Winner SD in 2013.


  • “Two Edmund Howeses of Yarmouth Who Both Marry an Abigail” in Mayflower Descendant, Summer 2021.
  • “Mary/Polly Fuller who married Simon Davis, Jr. was a daughter of Archippus Fuller and Mary (Rider) Churchill” in Mayflower Journal, Spring 2018.
  • “Isaac Tooley/Tully of Great Barrington” in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, Vol 1.
  • “Nathaniel and Sally Chandler Times Two” in The Samson Kindred Spirit, Fall 2012.

Accepting Clients: Yes

Anne Borg

Newton, MA 02461

Diane Boumenot, CG

One Rhode Island Family

Warwick, RI

Email: rhodeisland202@gmail.com

APG Profile

Accepting Clients: Yes

Jeff Bowden

Genealogist at Gnarly Roots

7 Bayview Sq, Rockland, ME 04841

Email: jeff@gnarlyroots.us 

Website: gnarlyroots.us/

APG Profile

I’ve been researching my own family history, and helping other folks with theirs, since 1978. I have a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and have spent years searching through records & making sense of what I’ve found.

Accepting Clients: Yes

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

APG Profile

Accepting Clients: Yes

Mary Burdick

39 Hersom Street

Watertown, Mass. 02472

617-923-8831, 617-833-5784

E-mail: mgburdick@gmail.com

APG Profile

Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research.

Sara E. Campbell

Remembering Ancestors
8 Maple Ave, Erving MA 01344


E-mail: rememberingancestors@yahoo.com

Blog:  http://rememberingancestors.blogspot.com

APG Profile

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

E-mail: jerry@whetstonegenealogy.com

Web: whetstonebrookgenealogy.com

APG Profile

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

Genealogy Specialties: Vermont; Western States (Colorado, Wyoming).

Research Specialties: Vermont history; Spiritualism; 19th c. Water-Cures.

Volunteer Activities: Brattleboro Literary Festival (Authors’ Committee; Zoom Technical Support); Co-Facilitator, Windham County (Vt.) Genealogy Interest Group; Project 144 Committee: To identify & research the 144 African-American women (and their families)  who may have voted in the first national election after passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920; Brattleboro Words Project (People, Places, and the History of Words in Brattleboro, Vt.)-Leadership Committee.

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)

Publications: “Wyoming Knife-Affray: Murder and Mayhem in a Coal-camp, 1906,” Whetstone Musings Blog, (March 31-May 6, 2020); “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; American Library Association, “Reference Books Bulletin,” Booklist, 2004-2015. [Book Reviews on various Reference Sources]

Languages: Italian (Limited)

Accepting Clients: Yes

Brent N. Chadwick

Knox Trail Ances-Tree

P.O. Box 35 East Otis Ma. 01029


E-mail: knoxtrailancestree@gmail.com

Web: knoxtrailancestree.com

APG Profile

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



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

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

APG Profile

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.


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


Accepting Clients: No.

Denise Cross

53 Village Court, Berlin, MA 01503

APG Profile


Lucia Cusimano

Magnifying the Past, Genealogy Research
New Hampshire

ProGen47, Certificate of Genealogy Research from Boston University; “Beyond the Golden Door: Immigrants to the USA after 1890,” Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP); attended numerous local conferences and webinars.

Based in southern New Hampshire, Rockingham County, in very close proximity to Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts.

Specialty: Italian research, translation and transcription; assist with Italian Dual Citizenship, general genealogy research and reports, record and document retrieval, cemetery visits for clients wishing copies of records and or gravestone photos, arranging family memoirs, photographs and artifacts.

Member of : NGS, APG, NEAPG, NHSOG, MSOG, Italian Genealogy Group (IGG), Lawrence History Center (MA), local historical societies.

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

APG Profile

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


Email: heather@hdubnick.com

Web: www.heatherdubnick.com

APG Profile

I am a writer, editor, indexer, and researcher with a background in library science and a strong interest in genealogy. 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. I work as an Editor in Research for Legacy Tree Genealogists. I am not accepting genealogical research clients at this time.

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

Accepting Clients:  No

Marcy Dandurand

North Carolina, US

Email: Marcydgene@gmail.com

APG Profile

Research Specializations: Colonial, Irish American, Lineage Societies, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine

Educational Highlights: Certificate in Genealogical Research – Boston University, ProGen Study Group (46), Documentation For Lineage Societies – Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Military Records III: Advanced Research and Methodology – Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR), Law School for Genealogists (GRIP), Corpus Juris: Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogy – Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Advanced Practices in Social History – Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Understanding Land Records (IGHR), Mastering Genealogical Documentation (GRIP). Intermediate Foundations (SLIG), Advanced New England Research (SLIG),  Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy (GRIP)

Accepting Clients: No

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

Daniel Fassett

E-mail: Daniel.Fassett@gmail.com

Specialties: New England, Northeast Pennsylvania and Hudson Valley New York State.

Dan also conducts workshops detailing method, process and procedure as well as ancestry tours.

Alec Ferretti

New York, NY

(631) 672-7020

E-mail:  AncestorArchivist@gmail.com

APG Profile

Specialties: Italy, DNA analysis, New York City, Freedom of Information Laws
Alec Ferretti is a Dual Masters Student at NYU, where he is pursuing degrees in Archival Studies and Library Science.  He works as a genealogist with the Wells Fargo Family & Business History Center, specializing in Italian research. He is the President of the New York Genealogy & Technology Group, an informal organization which facilitates bi-monthly genealogy lectures and discussions. Alec recently joined the Board of Directors of Reclaim the Records, a nonprofit which seeks to restore public access to genealogical documents which are being illegally withheld by agencies.
Accepting Clients: Yes

Tim Firkowski

The Genealogy Assistant

9 Cross Rd., Henniker, NH 03242

(603) 748-0577

E-mail: tim@thegenealogyassistant.com

Web: www.thegenealogyassistant.com

APG Profile

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.

Accepting Clients: Yes

Margaret R. Fortier, CG

100 Station Landing, #1012, Medford, MA 02155


E-mail: mrf@ourchateau.net

Web:  www.mrfortier.com

APG Profile

Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University

Researcher, lecturer, and writer focusing on immigration to New England, especially those of Italian, Portuguese, and French-Canadian ancestry. She is co-editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.

Publications: “The Identity of Alcina, Wife of Oscar Furkey of Quebec and Vermont,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 108 (December 2020); “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@eml.cc

Web: www.search-ne.com

APG Profile

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: No

Glenn D. Gawkowski

Genealogical Researcher, LLC 

52 Gates Farm Road, Suite B, Lebanon, CT 06249

860-267-8863 (phone); 860-365-0580 (fax)

E-mail: gdgmemos@snet.net 

Web: www.genealogicalresearcher.com

APG Profile

I am a professional Genealogical Researcher specializing in providing genealogical data for the Legal, Banking and Real Estate professions. With over twenty-five years of experience, I have worked on over 400 genealogies. I am familiar with and specialize in all aspects of genealogical and historical research for Attorneys, Title Insurance Firms, Heir Tracers and other professionals who require all aspects of genealogical research.

Accepting Clients: Yes.

Sandra Goodwin

Goodwin Genealogy Productions


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

E-mail: dianeflorencegravel@gmail.com

Web: www.dianegravel.com

APG Profile

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

Linda A. Greenwald

Linda A. Greewald Research

20 Osgood Road, Milford, NH 03055

Web: lindagreewaldresearch.com

Email: LindaGreenwaldResearch@yahoo.com

Linda Holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University

Specializations: New England Research

Memberships: New England Historical Genealogical Society (NEHGS)

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

Craig Harman

Branch and Root Genealogy

Greater Hartford, CT

E-mail: genealogybycraig@gmail.com

Web: http://branchandrootgenealogy.com

APG Profile

Research Specialties: Mid-Atlantic, New England, French, and German research. Fluent in French and German; competent in Italian, Dutch, and some Latin.

Available for in-person and online consultation including mentoring, online and onsite research, speaking engagements (lectures and classes) at institutions in the Greater Hartford region of Connecticut. 

Member of: NGS, APG, CSG (Conn.), MSOG (Mass.), UGA (Utah)

Accepting Clients: Yes

Stephen Hartwell

Hartwell Genealogy Services

137 Chestnut St, North Reading, MA 01864


E-mail: shartwell5@verizon.net

Web: http://shartwell.com/services

APG Profile

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

Jenny Hawran

Like Herding Cats Genealogy

Windsor, Connecticut

E-mail: Jhawran17@gmail.com

Web: Like-Herding-Cats.com

APG Profile

Research Specialties:  Connecticut, New England

Services:  Connecticut look-ups, Websites & Social Media strategies for societies.

Accepting Clients: Yes

Pamela Guye Holland

Genealogy by Pam Holland

133 Elmwood Rd. #2

Swampscott, MA 01907


E-mail: Research@genealogybypamholland.com

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

APG Profile

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

Jenny Rizzo Irwin, CG

Generations Revealed, LLC

46 Verdun St., Watervliet, NY 12189

(518) 928-9237

Email: jenny@generationsrevealed.com

Web: https://www.generationsrevealed.com/

APG Profile

Jenny Rizzo Irwin, Certified Genealogist®, specializes in United States research with a geographic focus on New York State, New York City, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland. She enjoys working with clients to discover previously unknown ancestors. Jenny is also an experienced forensic genealogist, specializing in kinship research for the U.S. military to assist in the accounting of missing service members from WWII. She also works with the legal community to research missing and unknown heirs in estate cases.

Accepting Clients: Yes

Nina Ivanichvili

All Language Alliance, Inc.

Denver, Colorado


E-mail: translate@languagealliance.com

Web: www.languagealliance.com/

APG Profile

Nina Ivanichvili, certified translator, is the founder of All Language Alliance, Inc., a multilingual legal translation, court interpreting, Apostille, genealogy translation, and genealogy research service. The company assists law firms in locating foreign beneficiaries and heirs to guardianships, conservatorships, testate and intestate estates, and trusts. She provides sworn certified and Apostille translation of multilingual documentary evidence from and into Polish, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Croatian, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Russian, German, French, Romanian, Lithuanian, Swedish, Danish, Spanish, and other foreign languages. She assists with dual citizenship applications and supplies court-certified deposition interpreters, expert witnesses, and certified translations of foreign evidentiary documents for U.S. litigation.

Accepting Clients: Yes

Seema-Jayne Kenney

Ancestral Books, Legacy, & Education

P.O. Box 888, Upton, MA 01568


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, & Sweden, with DNA adding a line in The Netherlands.

Seema is an active member/officer 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); V-Mail to Phil in WWII (2018); Don’t Worry…I’m Well Fed (2017); In Search of the Canfield & Murnaghan Families in Ireland & America (2015); Irene’s Handwritten Recipes (2014); Vena’s Roots:  An Anderson/Boothby Family History (2013)

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

Languages: Studied Spanish (B.A.) and French (7 years)

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

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

Detailed information is available at www.kimmittgenealogy.com

Accepting Clients: No

Michael J. Leclerc, CG

24 Pine Meadow Rd.

Seekonk, MA 02771


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.

Lana Leggett-Kealey, CG, Ph.D.

Genetic Genealogy Encounter

8 Granger Circle, Hanover, NH 03755


Email: Lana.Leggett@gmail.com

Website: www.GGencounter.com

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Lana Leggett-Kealey’s experience and qualifications include:

  • Certified Genealogist® – CG®
  • Certificate in Genealogical Research – Boston University
  • Certificate in Genealogical Studies – American Records – the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, University of Toronto
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry – Arizona State University
  • Forensic Genealogy Institute – Advanced Genetic Genealogy and Unknown Parentage Cases – 2015 and 2016.
  • Instructor – “DNA & Genealogy” at Osher Continuing Education at Dartmouth College – Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Winter 2018, Fall 2019.
  • Worked with adoptees & people of unknown parentage clients to determine bio-family connections
  • Graduate of ProGen 25 – professional genealogy study group
  • Member of ProGen NGSQ monthly article discussion group

Lana is also a member of the:

  • National Genealogical Society (NGS)
  • Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
  • Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)
  • New Hampshire Society of Genealogists

Accepting clients: YES

Nancy C. Levin, CG

Nancy C. Levin, CG

781-449-9158, 781-856-0412

E-mail: NCLevin1@gmail.com

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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


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

Liz Loveland

Cambridge, Mass.

Email: lovelandfamilyhistory@gmail.com

Blog: http://adventuresingenealogy.wordpress.com

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I love using unusual sources and social history to solve puzzles. I also do short-term tasks like obtaining copies of documents from area repositories, and I provide coaching to researchers who are stuck. I visit various repositories in Suffolk and Middlesex counties in metro Boston. My focuses include (but are not limited to) colonial-era New England; researching enslaved and recently free Northerners; researching emigrants’ British Isles ancestors and relatives; tracking migratory families; researching immigrants, from the colonial era to the 20th century; and helping edit and design family history books. My personal research has given me skills in tracking migratory people, both between and within countries, and has exposed me to a wide range of record sets and types of research. Some of the record sets I especially enjoy using are school records, historical newspapers, court records, tax records, account books, notarial records, maps, and cemetery records, as well as using DNA test results as a complement to traditional research methods. I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Science Programme in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. For a full directory listing, please see my APG profile.

Geographic Specialties: Boston area; Massachusetts; New England; England; Scotland

Time Period Specialties: 17th to 20th centuries

Lectures: “Researching Enslaved and Recently Free Northerners,” History Camp Boston in Boston, Massachusetts (2016); “Early Modern England and the Colonization of New England,” History Camp Pioneer Valley in Holyoke, Massachusetts (2016).

Publications: “Using School Records,” article in the September 2012 issue of Indiana Genealogist; “The Long Trek Westward: Migration from New England to New York and the Midwest,” article in the December 2013 issue of The Bulletin.

Educational Highlights: B.A. (Anthropology), Oberlin College; Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University Center for Professional Education (2010); ProGen Study Group 11 (2010-12); “Writing Family History Narratives and Other Genealogical Works,” Boston University Center for Professional Education (2011); “Civilly Uncommon: Advanced Legal Analysis for Genealogists,” Boston University Center for Professional Education (2014); “Pre- and Post-Slavery Research,” Midwest African-American Genealogical Institute (2016); “Practical Genetic Genealogy,” Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (2016); “African-Native American Research,” Midwest African-American Genealogical Institute (2020); “Researching New York: Resources and Strategies,” Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (2020); “From Sea to Shining Sea: Researching our Ancestors’ Migrations in America,” Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (2021, Week 1); “The Pennsylvania German and Research in the Keystone State,” Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (2021, Week 2); “Writing and Documenting for Peer Review,” Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Academy for Professionals (2021); “Beyond the Golden Door: Immigrants to the U.S.A. after 1890,” Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (2021, Week 1); “Advanced DNA Evidence,” Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (2021, Week 2); “Researching Ontario and Quebec Ancestors,” Canadian Genealogical Virtual Research Intensive [Institute] (2021); “Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis,” Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (2021); “Operation Jumpstart: Beyond the Basics of Military Research,” Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (2022); “Catholic Records,” Applied Genealogy Institute (2022); “Mastering the Art of Genealogical Documentation,” Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (2022, Week 1); “Gateway to the Garden State: New Jersey Research,” Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (2022, Week 2); “Researching African American Ancestors: Courthouse Records,” Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (2022); “Essential Speaker Series,” Family History Academy (2022); “Virginia from the Colonial Period to the Civil War” at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (2023).

Accepting new 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


M. Maclachlan

Heartfelt Heritage

Houlton, ME 04730

E-mail: kmmac06@outlook.com

Specializations: Norther New England, Canadian Maritimes, Eastern Townships of Quebec 

Accepting Clients: Yes

Alison Watson Maston

Past to Present Genealogy

Bolton, CT

E-mail: awatsonmaston@gmail.com

Web: www.pasttopresentgenealogy.com

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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.

Selected Education and Training: Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University (2017) OL24; ProGen 53; Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) – Women and Children First; Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) – Advanced New England Research; GRIP – Practical Genetic Genealogy; Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (GenFed); GenProof.

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

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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

Julia A. McAleer

Heartstone Genealogy

Coventry, CT

Phone: 860-810-3743

Email: heartstonegenealogy@gmail.com

Web: www.heartstonegenealogy.com

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Professional Genealogist and proprietor of Heartstone Genealogy.

Research Specialties: Colonial Research, Forensic Genealogy

Over twenty years of research experience and now providing client-focused services in Connecticut, New England, and beyond. 

Services include:

  • Research and record retrieval at archives throughout Connecticut including the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Probate Court, and Town Hall Vital Records.
  • DNA Consultation and Analysis for surprising and confusing results.
  • Problem-Solving for difficult research problems and brick walls.
  • Proof Arguments for research problems requiring indirect evidence.
  • Family Tree Construction
  • Family History Products designed for families according to client’s needs and goals.
  • Transcription of 17th and 18th century script

Accepting clients:  Yes

Beth Finch McCarthy

BFM Research, LLC

Northborough, MA

Phone: 508-981-1884


Web: www.bfmresearch.com

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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


71 Willow Grove Road, Brunswick, ME 04011


E-mail: Cmccoy3333@aol.com

Web: www.find-your-roots.com

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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


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

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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

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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.


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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

Susan O’Connor

North Easton, MA  02356


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


Web: www.charteroakgenealogy.com

Email: Bryna.O_Sullivan@alumni.tufts.edu

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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

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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


R. Andrew Pierce

Phone: (617) 821-3889

Email: randrewpierce@gmail.com

Address: P.O. Box 6101, Boston, MA 02114

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Research specialties: African American, American Indian, Colonial, Court Records, Heir Searcher, Irish American, Jewish, Land Records, Lineage Societies, Loyalists, Mayflower,Naturalization, Polish American, Scots-Irish, “Brickwall” ancestry problems

Member of APG and NEAPG (Vice President, 2009-2009); member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society since 1985 and a founding member of its Research Service through the 1990s; instructor in “Ethnic & Geographic Specialties” for Boston University’s Certificate in Genealogical Research program, 2009-2011.

Author of:

“The Irish Ancestry of President John F. Kennedy”, a series of articles published in Nexus: The Magazine of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1990-1998

The Stones Speak: Irish Place Names From Inscriptions in Boston Mount Calvary Cemetery (NEHGS, 2000)

The Wampanoag Genealogical History of Martha’s Vineyard(GPC, 2003)(with Jerome D. Segel).

An Emerson-Benson Saga, 1994(with Edmund K. Swigart).

Primer on New England Native American Genealogy. New England Ancestors, Winter 2007, Volume 8, No. 1, pp.25-29.

Joseph2Daggett of Martha’s Vineyard, His Native American Wife, and their Descendants. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 161, No. 641, January 2007, pp. 5-21.

“Some Descendants of Timothy Bush of Connecticut, Vermont, and Western New York”. The Genealogist, Spring 2011, Volume 25, No. 1.(with Michael Thomas Meggison).

“Wampanoag Families of Martha’ Vineyard”(Heritage Books, 2016)(with Jerome D. Segel.)

Accepting Clients: Yes

Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA

Bridging The Past

E-mail: bridgingthepast@gmail.com

Web: BridgingThePast.com & 1918FluStories.com

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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


Email: diane@dianerapaport.com

Web: www.dianerapaport.com

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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

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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

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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

Claire Smith

P.O. Box 184, Carlisle, MA 01741


E-mail: Claire.smith@gmail.com


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Services: Genealogy Coaching, Lecturing, Teaching, Researching

With more than 20 years of experience in genealogy research, I love solving challenging problems, using best practices and methodologies, and combining traditional research with technology to manage research. I’m an innovator, constantly improving tools and processes.

President (2005-2015) and founding member of the Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society.

Technology executive, built better organizations to provide outstanding customer support.

Seminar Program Chair, Massachusetts Genealogical Council.

Genealogy Education: ProGen, professional genealogy study group, graduate; Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research; University of Washington, Certificate in Genealogy and Family History; IGHR “Writing & Publishing for Genealogists”; GRIP “Tackling Tough Research Problems.”

Research Specialties: New England, especially Massachusetts and New Hampshire, from Colonial to current time; Atlantic Canada, especially, Nova Scotia Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island; Ireland; England; DNA; Common Surnames; Technology.


Are You Really My Ancestor? Getting Unstuck, Working Through Research Problems
Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors
Tips and Tricks for Smart Genealogy Research
Did Your Ancestor Leave Vital Records?
Mining Information about Your Ancestors Using Census Records
Researching Your Ancestral Places
What Now? Organizing, Analyzing, and Correlating Your Genealogy Discoveries
Researching Irish Ancestors
Timelines and Other Tools to Break Through Brick Walls
Wills and Probate Records for Genealogy Research

Accepting Clients: Yes

Jennifer L. Smith, PLCGS

Ancestral Insights – Professional Genealogy Research Services

Peabody, MA

E-mail:  jennifer@ancestralinsights.com

Web:  www.ancestralinsights.com

Academic Degrees: B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)

National Institute of Genealogical Studies Professional Learning Certificate in American Records and Methodology

I have been doing family history research for myself, friends and family for over 30 years, having been introduced to genealogy by my mother as a teenager. I began researching seriously over 20 years ago, pursuing more comprehensive research, and attending genealogical conferences and seminars to continuously improve my research and analysis skills. My work has been published as part of a research project by the eminent New England Historic Genealogical Society.  In addition to traditional genealogical research, my career in the biopharmaceutical industry has given me a foundation in the science of DNA which is directly applicable to genetic genealogy.  I combine documentary and genetic genealogical research techniques as appropriate to provide accurate and thorough family history research projects.

Research Specialties:  New England, Great Lakes region, Canada

Services:  Family history research and consultations, DNA analysis and interpretation

Publications: “Elijah Smith,” Western Massachusetts Families in 1790. Original Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.

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


Accepting Clients: Yes

Michael Spellmon

PO Box 97, Old Mystic CT 06372

(860) 326-9838

E-mail: fiveelgins@gmail.com

Accepting Clients: No

Linda Tseitlin

Genealogy Researcher, Legacy Tree Genealogists

18 Pine Street, Peabody, MA  01960

Phone: 781-584-2142

E-mail: linda.tseitlin@legacytree.com

Website:  https://www.legacytree.com/linda-tseitlin

Boston University Certificate Program in Genealogical Research; ProGen 34 (Nov. 2018); Advanced DNA Evidence, Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (July 2019)

Accepting Clients: through Legacy Tree

Claire Varrieur

Lantern Genealogy

Pennsylvania, US

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Phone: 814- 602-2933

Email: claire@lanterngenealogy.com

Web: www.lanterngenealogy.com

Specializations: Forensic Genealogy and Military Repatriation

Accepting Clients: Yes

Robert Lincoln Ward

4 Northwood Drive, Orleans, MA 02653-4822

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Orleans, MA 02653-4822

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Ann D. Watson, M.Ed.

Family Pictures Genealogy

1765 Main Street, New Haven, VT 05472


E-mail: ann@familypicturesgenealogy.com

Web: www.familypicturesgenealogy.com

Facebook: facebook.com/familypicturesgenealogy

Twitter: @FamilyPixGen

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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


Dover, New Hampshire

E-mail: rob@yourigins.com

Web: www.yourigins.com

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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, CG

Ancestor Introductions Forensic Genealogy & Professional Family History

Attleboro, MA (Boston/Providence metropolitan area)

E-mail: mark@ancestorintroductions.com

Web: ancestorintroductions.com

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

Over 25 years of professional genealogical research experience, providing forensic services to attorneys and government agencies since 2017.

Forensic research specialties:  Missing and unknown heir search, kinship determination, probate research, and U.S. military repatriation; unknown parentage and adoption, including DNA consulting.

Historic genealogy research specialties:  New England (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont) and New York, 17th-century to present; lineages including Mayflower ancestry, Revolutionary War ancestry (SAR/DAR) and colonial ancestry; lighthouse keeper research; unknown parentage and adoption, including DNA consulting.  Clients include Newbury Street Press, New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston, MA).


  • Adjunct Professor, Genealogy Principles & Methods, Graduate Certificate Program in Forensic Genetic Genealogy, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, University of New Haven (2021-current).
  • Certified Genealogist Mentor, ProGen Study Group (cohort 56) (2021-2022)
  • Course Facilitator, Genealogy Principles, Boston University (2018)

Peer-reviewed Publications:

  • “Who Was Grace Holcom, Wife of Daniel Manley?,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 174 (Fall 2020): 324-327.


  • Board Director, Association of Professional Genealogists (2022-2023)
  • Vice President & Program Chair, Forensic Genealogy Special Interest Group, Association of Professional Genealogists (2020-2021).
  • Vice President, New England Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG) (2018-2020).
  • Creator & Coordinator, Mentoring Program, New England Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists (2019-2021).
  • Delegate (NEAPG), New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC) Conference planning committee (2017-2019).
  • Co-Group Leader, ProGen Study Group (18-month program) (2017-2018).


  • Citation of Merit, New York State Assembly (2013) — For lead volunteer role in multi-year project to preserve and interpret Rock Island Lighthouse at Fisher’s Landing, New York, by researching biographies of its fourteen keepers and the station’s  history.
  • New York State Historic Preservation Award, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation (2013) — For volunteer role in “an outstanding collaborative effort to rehabilitate, interpret and revitalize” Rock Island Lighthouse.

Member, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy.

Accepting clients: Yes

Jane E. Wilcox

Forget-Me-Not Ancestry

P.O. Box 5731, Albany, New York 12205

Phone: 845-430-9582

Website: www.4getmenotancestry.com

Email: jane@4getmenotancestry.com

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Associations: Member of the NY State Archives Advisory Committee; Member of the NY Genealogical & Biographical (NYG&B) Society’s Family History Advisory Committee; Author of the forthcoming book on the collections of the NYS Archives published by the NYG&B; Instructor for “Researching New York” course at genealogical institutes–Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR); Presenter on NY topics for Legacy Family Tree Webinars and at national genealogy conferences; Former editorial board member of the NYG&B Record; Host of the Forget-Me-Not Hour podcast 2010-2017 at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/JaneEWilcox.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in History (colonial American) and English literature from the University of Michigan; Master’s degree in Journalism from Medill, Northwestern University; Teacher’s certification grades 1-8 from University of Wisconsin-Parkside; numerous genealogy courses at SLIG, GRIP, IGHR.

Specialties: Brickwall cases in colonial and 19th century New York and area, using DNA when applicable.

Accepting clients: Yes

Jennifer Zinck, CG

Ancestor Central

47 Silver Street, North Granby, CT 06060


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.