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Jean Maguire is the Library Manager at NEHGS, responsible for overseeing the Society’s library and special collections, including patron services; collection development, access, and preservation; and the Society’s volunteer program. Jean joined the NEHGS staff in 1999 after receiving her Master’s in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. You can email Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her by phone at 617-226-1229.
Marie joined the staff of NEHGS in 1987 as Business Manager, then became Chief Financial Officer in 1998, and was named Director of Library Services in 2002. She received a B.S. from Northeastern University and an MPH from Boston University. In her spare time, Marie traces her Irish ancestors. She is the past president and co-founder of TIARA (the Irish Ancestral Research Association) and has been researching, lecturing, and writing about Irish genealogy since 1976. She is particularly interested in old Irish graveyards and has transcribed the tombstone inscriptions in several Irish cemeteries in the Boston area. Areas of expertise: Irish and Irish-American genealogy, Prince Edward Island genealogy, 19th and 20th century immigrant research, and researching early Watertown Massachusetts families in land records.
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Originally from Andover, Massachusetts, David Dearborn joined the NEHGS staff in 1976 and has been interested in genealogy since the age of eighteen. David graduated with a B.A. in History in 1971 from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He received his M.A. in History in 1974 from Northeastern University. He received his M.S. in Library Science in 1982 from Simmons College.
David’s genealogical interests include the Dearborn Family (descendants of Godfrey, who arrived in New Hampshire by 1638); families of Essex County, Massachusetts and of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont; New York City and urban genealogy; twentieth-century genealogy; eighteenth and nineteenth-century English and Scottish genealogy; Italian genealogy; Westward migration.
His genealogical honors include the NEHGS 2001 Employee of the Year Award as well as a Fellow, American Society of Genealogists (elected 1982).
David has written numerous articles in scholarly journals and assisted in many published books. Recent publications include "Migrations out of New England" in New England Ancestors , 3.2 (2002) and “Inside Torrey: Perspectives of New England Marriages Prior to 1700” in New England Ancestors, 1 (2000): 22-25; contributions to the new Thorndike Genealogy (2001); and contributions to articles in NEXUS on the ancestry of President Bill Clinton (1992) and Supreme Court Justice David Hackett Souter (1994).
David has also been a frequent speaker at NEHGS and national genealogical conferences around the country. Areas of specialty: Essex County, Massachusetts; Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont; New York City and urban genealogy; twentieth-century genealogy and tracing modern collateral lines; eighteenth and nineteenth-century English and Scottish genealogy; Italian genealogy; Westward migration.
You can email David at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact him by phone at 617-226-1234.
David has been on the NEHGS staff since 1993, having been a member previously. His interest in genealogy started at the young age of seven, and has increased over the past four decades. He has published several articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register; the New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Rhode Island Roots, The Mayflower Descendant, and New England Ancestors magazine. His genealogical expertise includes New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century; military records; and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. He has published A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (NEHGS, 2009), and ), and various volumes of his hometown of Stoughton, Massachusetts. He recently collaborated with historian Maureen Taylor on a volume of photographic images of the Revolutionary war period – The Last Muster (Kent State University, 2010). David has been a Civil War re-enactor for the 12th Massachusetts Infantry. He is a Life Member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati. He is currently the tribal genealogist for the Massachuset-Punkapoag Indians of Massachusetts. He serves as Vice President and served on the Board of Directors for the Stoughton Historical Society, of which he has been a member since the age of 10. David is currently authoring the vital, church and cemetery records for the town of Stoughton, Massachusetts.
You can contact David at email@example.com or 617-226-1222.Areas of expertise: David’s genealogical expertise includes specialties in New England and Atlantic Canadian research, military records, and Native American and African American genealogical research.
Rhonda R. McClure, Genealogist, is a nationally recognized professional genealogist and lecturer specializing in New England and celebrity research as well as computerized genealogy; is compiler of more than 120 celebrity family trees; has been a contributing editor for Heritage Quest Magazine, Biography magazine and was a contributor to The History Channel Magazine and American History Magazine. In addition to numerous articles, she is the author of ten books, including the award-winning The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Genealogy, now in its second edition, Finding Your Famous and Infamous Ancestors, and Digitizing Your Family History. Areas of expertise: Immigration and naturalization, Late 19th and early 20th Century urban research, Missionaries (primarily in association with the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions), State Department Federal Records, New England, Mid-West, Southern, German, Italian, Scottish, Irish, French Canadian, and New Brunswick research as well as Internet research, genealogical software (FTM, RootsMagic, TMG, Reunion), digital peripherals, and uses both Mac and Windows machines.
You can email Rhonda at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her by phone at 617-226-1204.
Libby is a Genealogist at NEHGS, helping patrons with research questions on various floors of the Library. She has a master's in American history from the University of California at Davis, a master's in library science from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a bachelor's from Stanford University. A 6th-generation native of Sacramento, California, she has a special affinity for California and Gold Rush-era research. She ran the history and genealogy department of the St. Joseph County (Indiana) Public Library for several years and so also has a background in Indiana and Midwestern research. (Ask her about Nellie Pine, South Bend's clairvoyant physician!) Her favorite topic is using genealogy to bring history to life.
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Alice assists NEHGS constituents with family history research on the 4th floor in the microtext and digital collection area and also serves in the new 1st floor patron services area, orienting and facilitating research for the thousands of first-time visitors to the NEHGS headquarters. Prior to joining the staff, she was a librarian at the Boston Public Library for 19 years. Alice is an expert in Chinese and Chinese-American genealogy and also has extensive experience with French-Canadian, Irish, and German research. She earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Harvard University.
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NEHGS archivist Timothy Salls manages the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Manuscripts Department, which includes the Society's manuscript collections and archives. Timothy Salls is from Framingham, Massachusetts and joined the Society in 1995. Tim received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and an M.S. Information and Library Science from Simmons College’s Graduate School of Library & Information Science with Archives concentration.
You can email Tim at email@example.com or contact him by phone at 617-226-1232.
Judy Lucey joined the staff in 2003. She received a B.S. in Education from Northeastern University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.Her genealogical interests include Irish genealogy, Newfoundland, 19th and 20th century genealogy, Beginning genealogy, Italian genealogy, and the history of Cambridge and Somerville, Mass. A native of the Boston area, she currently resides in Somerville, Mass. Areas of expertise: Irish genealogy, Newfoundland, 19th and 20th century genealogy, Italian research, beginning genealogy.
You can email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her by phone at 617-226-1223.
Sally Benny joined the staff in 2010 and works in the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department. She has an M.S. in library science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College. She previously worked at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Her interests include digital preservation; digitization; and genealogical research in Nantucket, Virginia, North Carolina, Cornwall, Finland, and Sweden.
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Olga Tugarina is the Technical Services Assistant. She oversees book donations for the library, prepares new books and periodical issues to be added to the collections, coordinates the binding and repair of books, and manages the Society's used book sales.
Olga is from Revere, Massachusetts, and joined the NEHGS staff in 1998. She received her B.A. in Metallurgical Engineering at Kharkov Politechnical Institute in Ukraine. You can email Olga at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her by phone at 617-226-1228.