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Laura earned a B.A. in History from Boston University, where she focused her studies on 20th century American cultural and military history.Originally from Stockton, New Jersey, Laura completed internships with Historic Newton and Antiques Roadshow before joining the NEHGS staff.
Jason received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, his Master of Science from Simmons College’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, focusing in archival management. He also received a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. Jason joined the NEHGS staff working with the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections before moving into Research Services. Jason enjoys writing narrative reports, searching for every piece of information relating to an ancestor that helps reveal what their life was like.
Area of Expertise: Researching in New England (particularly Connecticut and Massachusetts) and Italy; probate records; land records; and locating and using manuscript collections.
Jerry received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been doing genealogical research for more than forty years. Jerry's primary area of interest is French Canadian research.
Katrina, a native of Dedham, Massachusetts, earned a B.A. in History and Art History from St. Anselm College. Previously, she interned at the New Hampshire Historical Society, constructing biographies of New Hampshire quilt makers as well as transcribing a mid-nineteenth century New Hampshire diary and creating an educational program based on its contents. Katrina's research interests include New England and South East regions, as well as the American Revolution.
Lindsay Fulton 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.
Kate received her B.A. from Wellesley College. Her work experience has been as a researcher at local history archive at Natick’s Morse Institute Library. Her interests include Boston research, women’s history, and westward migration.
Meaghan holds a Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University where her focus was public history and American Indian history. She earned her B.A. in history from Union College in Schenectady, New York, the city where she grew up. Prior to joining the NEHGS team, Meaghan worked as the Curator of the Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts, as an archivist at the Heard Museum Library in Phoenix, Arizona, and wrote a number of National Register Nominations and Cultural Landscape Inventories for the National Park Service. Meaghan is passionate about connecting people with the past in meaningful and lasting ways. She enjoys finding interesting anecdotes about an ancestor to help bring the past to life.
Areas of Interest: colonial New England and New York, immigration to America, American Indian history and lineage, westward migration and settlement, and tracing maternal lines.
Cindy is a native of Festus, Missouri and moved to Foxboro, Massachusetts as a young girl. Cindy has over 20 years of genealogy experience, earning a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University as well as certificate in Advanced Forensic Genealogy, also from Boston University. She enjoys writing narrative reports, creating family trees and charts, tracing antiques and volunteering at the Old Colony Historical Society in Taunton, Massachusetts on the G.A.R project and, for the Rhode Island Genealogical Society.
Areas of Interest: Civil War, Revolutionary War, Rhode Island, Missouri and other Midwestern states, England, westward migration, family folklore, legends and mysteries, missing persons, researching historic houses and properties and early photograph analysis.