Work Experience


US Army Past Conflict Repatriations Branch (2015 –  )
I work under contract on repatriation cases to locate family members of servicemen killed in previous conflicts for the purposes of determining legal next of kin and finding family members eligible to donate DNA to aid in identification of remains.

SNA International (2013-2015)
MIA repatriation case worker under contract with US Army.

American History Company (2010-2013)
MIA repatriation case worker under contract with US Army.

New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
Consulting Genealogist.

Council for Advancement of Forensic Genealogy
Level III Member.

Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)
Board-certified associate since January, 2009. Renewed in 2014. License n. 987, expires 19 January 2019.

PRESENTATIONS
  • A Family for Nathan Colby of Haverhill, Massachusetts, ca. 1807-1853, in the Advanced Evidence Practicum at SLIG 2017
  • Until They Are Home: Genealogists in Service of Country
  • Finding Primary Information on the Web
  • History of the Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

CERTIFICATES
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
Family History Law Library, 2017
Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum, 2016
New York, 2014

Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG)
Forensic Genealogy Institute, 2013, 2014

Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)
Writing, 2012
Professional Genealogy, 2007

National Institute for Genealogical Research (NIGR)
Federal Records, 2006

NGS Basic Course in American Studies
Certificate of Completion, 1999


AWARDS
APG Certificate of Appreciation, 2010


PRESS
Leclerc, Michael. “Polly Kimmitt Interview.” Mocavo Fireside Chat, 26 June 2013. Web interview about my US Army repatriation work and the mission of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council to keep civil records open to the public.

King, Roberta. “Massachusetts Family and Work.” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, 33 (December 2011): 220-222.

Murphy, Claire O’Connor. “On the Job: Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt, Certified Genealogist.” Worcester [Massachusetts] Telegram & Gazette, 25 April 2011, Money section, A10.