Genealogy is defined as the study of descent from our ancestors. That study most commonly takes the form of names, places, and dates; however, our ancestral tale has the potential to be so much more than words on a page, or lines on a chart. It’s knowing that your recipe for meatballs traveled across the Atlantic with your great-great grandmother from Palombara, Italy, and that your father curses in French because his ancestors came to New England from Quebec to work in logging camps and lumber mills. It’s looking at a picture of an ancestor who existed before your time and seeing something of yourself in them, or discovering a long dead and gone kindred spirit in your family tree.
Genealogy is as much a journey as it is a destination. It isn’t simply about where you’re originally from. It’s about how you came to be where you are, and the people who are the reason you’re here.
My personal journey began years ago. Since then, I’ve discovered a myriad of interesting things about my ancestors, and I have a passion for helping others do the same. My skills have been honed by my time at the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, where I’ve been a researcher for over two years. In addition to being trained by one of the leaders in family history, I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
In addition to offering research services, I also offer my clients the opportunity to do the work themselves, by designing research plans customized to their particular needs. I believe genealogy should be affordable and accessible to everyone. For more information about the services I offer, please click here, or contact me directly. Whether you’re new to genealogy, or have been a student of the field for years, I can help you untangle your own Twisted Roots.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Anthropology
Master of Arts (M.A.), History and Culture