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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.
Laura performs administrative work for Research Services, supporting the researchers in order microfilm, sending out email updates to clients, and organizing paper work sent in by clients.
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.
Nancy holds a certificate from the Boston University Genealogical Research program. She has a master’s degree in history and media study from SUNY University of Buffalo, where she focused on American cultural history and writing and producing documentary videos. She also has a B.A. from Hamilton College. She has interned at the American Jewish Historical Society, now at NEHGS, as well as the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA. Her areas of interest include New England and New York history and researching house histories and the families who lived in those homes.
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.
Zack Garceau is a Researcher at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. He joined the research staff after receiving a Masters Degree in Historical Studies with a concentration in Public History from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and a BA in history from the University of Rhode Island. He specializes in French-Canadian Genealogy and Sports History.
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.