My Professional Background & Memberships
- Over 20 years experience as a Professional Genealogist
- Research to break through those "brick walls" in early Upstate New York
- Research on collateral lines and neighbors (the FAN approach - searching friends, associates, neighbors)
- Searches of church records, deeds, probates, court records and manuscripts -- whatever it takes to piece a family back together and find their origins!
- Transcriptions of early handwriting: letters & diaries etc. [I can read that old handwriting!!]
- Librarian, MLS Degree from State Univ. at Albany, NY, 1985.
- I have researched many difficult families in upstate New York and traced
roots back to New England, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Canada, Michigan, and other areas.
- Active in genealogy and historical research and writing. See Publications
- Created "Rebecca's Roots: German Genealogy" My German Heritage & Families Rebecca's Roots (my German families)
- Special interests: migration patterns from New England to New York,
social history, Quaker, Irish, German, Huguenot, Palatine, and French Canadian research.