Helen Herzer has been the Volunteer Coordinator since 2007, overseeing a program that matches volunteers with American Ancestors/NEHGS staff needs. Raised on Long Island, NY, Helen was drawn to the Boston area to attend Harvard College. A NEHGS member since 1994, she continues to research her Scots-Irish and Dutch family lines from upstate New York, making pilgrimages to Albany area repositories. The author of the Portable Genealogist Cemetery and Gravestone Research, Helen enjoys exploring new graveyards and photographing memorials.
Areas of expertise: New York State, Arizona and New Mexico Territorial records and Northern Ireland.