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Research & Library Services

Lindsay Fulton

Vice President of Research and Library Services
Area of Expertise: State and Federal Censuses, New England, Ireland, and New York research, with a focus on research methodology and organization. Lindsay also oversees the research team working on the 10 Million Names project.

Colleen Alm

Areas of expertise: Ireland, Scotland, Church Records

Christine Bachman-Sanders

Areas of expertise: 19th and 20th century American and British history, crafting family history narratives, German fluency

Kiera Breitenbach

Senior Researcher
Areas of Expertise: Ireland, Midwestern/Western states

Peggy Sue Carpenter

Areas of expertise: Midwestern States, German, old German Gothic script, England, French, and Latin.

Zobeida Chaffee-Valdes

Areas of Expertise: Archival work with physical and digital collections, Black Activism and Histories of Essex County, local Abolitionist movements, Archaeology, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Sarah Dery

Director of Research & Library Services
Sarah Dery has been with American Ancestors/NEHGS since 2017 and works alongside the Vice President of Research & Library Services. She performs managerial work for the Research & Library Services team.

Curt DiCamillo

Curator of Special Collections
Curt DiCamillo, who joined American Ancestors/NEHGS in February of 2016 as the organization’s first Curator of Special Collections, is an internationally recognized authority on British historic houses and the decorative arts.

Sheilagh Doerfler

Areas of expertise: DNA, Adoption, New England, New Netherland, Ireland, Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Norway, and Sweden.

Cynthia Evans

10 Million Names Research Director
Cynthia Evans holds an M.A. in Museum Science. She is a researcher, historian, and genealogist with more than ten years of experience in African American history and research and five years of experience managing a genealogy center.

Zachary Garceau

Areas of expertise: Rhode Island, French-Canadian Genealogy and Sports History. He also enjoys working on heraldic and royal research.

Kate Gilbert

Areas of expertise: Ireland, French Canada, and New England

Beck Green

Areas of Expertise: Colonial-era New England, Jewish history, and archival standards

Fitch Henry

Digital Archivist
Fitch earned dual B.A.s in History and Education at Rowan University and holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Information Science and Technology from Simmons College.

Jonathan Hill

Areas of expertise: Military records, New England and southeastern United States records, deeds and property records.

Pam Guye Holland

Areas of expertise: Irish immigration, Irish records, DNA, church records, German, New York (both city and state), and New England.

Hallie Kirchner

Areas of expertise: 19th-century America, Germany, New York, New York City, Norway, Italy, westward migration, immigration history, and descendancy research.

Judith Lucey

Senior Archivist
Areas of expertise: Irish genealogy, the Atlantic Canadian Provinces of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and New England.

Kimberly Mannisto

Areas of expertise: Early Pennsylvania Settlers, Colonial New Jersey, Quaker records, Midwest (Michigan and Ohio), Finnish, DNA, Descendancy research, Scottish and English hereditary peerage titles, and Scottish genealogy.

Shalley Marshall

Assistant Archivist
Shalley Marshall received a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Russian from Tulane University, and a M.S. in Library and Information Science, with an Archival Management focus, from Simmons University.

Angela Napolitano

Areas of expertise: American genealogy, Ireland, Italy, and DNA.

Anjelica Oswald

Areas of expertise: Revolutionary War and Massachusetts records, Spanish fluency

Todd Pattison

Todd Pattison, Conservator, works to preserve and care for the collection of books, manuscripts, and fine art.

Peggy Polydoros

Areas of Expertise: Greek ancestry, Greek American organizations, history of the Mediterranean, Orthodox Christianity, early 20th century immigration, and archaeology

Danielle Rose

10 Million Names Volunteer Coordinator
Areas of interest: Colonial Massachusetts, Revolutionary War veterans, African American history

Paul Sanborn

Areas of Expertise: New England, Ireland, Italy, and Scotland

Jen Shakshober

Senior Researcher
Areas of expertise: Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont research.

Aidan Walsh

Senior Researcher
Areas of Expertise: DNA, New England, Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and Italy

Julia Williams

Areas of Expertise: African Americans, Enslaved Africans, Colonial America, Revolutionary War, and New England