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Research and Library Services

Sarah Dery

Director of Research & Library Services

Rhode Island



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; by supporting the researchers and genealogists, managing correspondence with constituents, organizing research information, and applying her genealogical knowledge in assisting our clients – both in-person and digitally. Sarah is a graduate from Rhode Island College in Providence and has a B.A. in Anthropology and English Literature. Her interest in Anthropology stems from her participation in a week-long archaeology dig at James Madison’s Montpelier in Virginia. Her family ancestry and expertise include Rhode Island, Connecticut, and French-Canada.

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