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  • Library

  • Jean Maguire
    Library Director

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    Jean Maguire is the Library Director 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 or contact her by phone at 617-226-1229.

    Marie E. Daly
    Senior Genealogist

    Marie Daly

    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.

    You can email Marie at or contact her by phone at 617-226-1234.

    David Allen Lambert
    Chief Genealogist

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    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 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

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    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 or contact her by phone at 617-226-1204.

    Alice Kane

    Alice Kane

    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.

    You can email Alice at

    Jeanne Scaduto Belmonte

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    Jeanne assists NEHGS library visitors, both on-site and online, with their family history research. Prior to joining the staff, she served as a volunteer in the library and also contributed to an NEHGS book publication project. Jeanne is an expert in Italian genealogy and is also interested in studying British, Canadian, German, Irish, and medieval genealogy.

    You can email Jeanne at

    Lindsay Fulton

    Lindsay Fulton

    Lindsay assists NEHGS library visitors, both on-site and online, with their family history research. She holds a B.A. from Merrimack College and is completing her M.A. from the University of Massachusetts. While at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Lindsay spent a year assisting the Director of Education and Outreach at the National Archives and Records Administration in Waltham, Massachusetts. At NARA she designed and implemented an original curriculum program exploring the Chinese Exclusion Era for elementary school students.

    Area of Expertise: New England and New York research, with a focus on lineage society applications. Some of which include: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, General Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, General Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, General Society of Colonial Wars, Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables of Colonial & Antebellum America, Society of the Cincinnati, Order of the Descendants of the Justiciars, The National Society of the Magna Carta Dames and Barons, and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.

    Timothy G. X. Salls
    Manager of Manuscript Collections

    Timothy G. X. Salls

    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 or contact him by phone at 617-226-1232.


    Judith Lucey

    Judith Lucey

    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 or contact her by phone at 617-226-1223. 


    Sally Benny
    Assistant Archivist

    Sally Benny

    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.

    You can email Sally at

  • Library Technical Services

  • Anne Meringolo
    Technical Services Manager

    Anne Meringolo
    Anne Meringolo is the Library’s Technical Services Manager for the acquisition, cataloging, and preservation of the library’s collection as well as the integrated library system and online catalog. Anne joined the staff in 2013 and was previously a librarian at Simmons College and the State Library of Massachusetts. You can email Anne at or contact her by phone at 617-226-1225.
    Emily Baldoni
    Technical Services/Metadata Librarian

    Emily Baldoni
    Emily Baldoni is the Technical Services/Metadata Librarian. She is responsible for creating, maintaining, and enriching metadata for NEHGS print and digital collections. Emily is originally from Normal, Illinois, and joined the NEHGS staff in 2013. She has an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Prior to joining the staff at NEHGS, Emily worked for Harvard College Library and EBSCO Information Services. You can email Emily at or contact her by phone at 617-226-1286.
    Olga Tugarina
    Technical Services Assistant

    Olga Tugarina

    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 or contact her by phone at 617-226-1228.

    Deborah Rossi
    Conservation Technician

    Deborah Rossi
    Deborah Rossi is the Conservation Technician at NEHGS. She is responsible for the conservation and repair of the Society's book and manuscript collections. Deborah received her training at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. You can email Deborah at or contact her by phone at 617-226-1202.
    Alyssa True
    Book Shelver

    Alyssa True
    Alyssa ensures that library materials are shelved correctly. She is a graduate of Boston University, and her genealogical interests include Maine and lineage societies.
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