About Polly

My interest in genealogy was passed down from my grandmother to my mother to me. I worked on my own family first, while also studying modern techniques and practices. I began taking clients as a professional genealogist in 1998. In 2009 I received my credential as a Certified Genealogist® and renewed in 2014.

My own ancestry is equal halves Irish and early Massachusetts. I spend a lot of time on volunteer work in the genealogical and historical community, and belong to the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.

I learned Italian when living in Rome, Italy from 1979-1983. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1978 with a major in French.

My husband and I have three sons and a bratty cat and we live in Central Massachusetts.




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