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 lineage society applications.

Kiera Breitenbach

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

Isabella Connor

Areas of Expertise: New England, witchcraft & witch trials, the American Revolution, maritime history, piracy & privateering, house histories, material culture, literary history, and social history.

Danielle Cournoyer

Areas of Expertise: urban development and preservation, transit and westward migration in the United States, the lineage society application process and Mayflower descendant research.

Sarah Dery

Manager of Research and 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.

Zachary Garceau

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

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.

David Allen Lambert

Chief Genealogist
Areas of expertise: New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century; American and international military records; DNA research; and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. 

Christopher Lewis

Research Archivist
Christopher Lewis processes archival materials and assists with the digitization of family papers. Previously, Chris worked at the State Library of Massachusetts, Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

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.

Rhonda R. McClure

Senior Genealogist
Areas of expertise: Immigration and naturalization, late 19th and early 20th century urban research, missionaries.

Melanie McComb

Areas of expertise: Irish genealogy, DNA, Atlantic Canada, Jewish genealogy, and military records.

Angela Napolitano

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

Michelle Norris

Senior Researcher
Areas of expertise: Colonial New England, New York State, and lineage society applications.

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.

Danielle Rose

Areas of interest: Colonial Massachusetts, Revolutionary War veterans, African American history

Jen Shakshober

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

Paul Sanborn

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

Aidan Walsh

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