Research Specializations

Holly lives in Columbia County, New York and specializes in researching the ancestry of families in Eastern New York and New England. She conducts both online and repository research, with a focus on eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century genealogy collections.

Online Research

Her online strategy makes use of record databases, digital publications, and genealogy networks to get the most out of the documentation and information available on the internet. Her memberships in various genealogy organizations and subscription services allow her to search a multitude of collections which may not be available for general public access.

Repository Research

Through various New York State repositories in her area, Holly can research records on the town, county and state level, which are not available online. As an archivist and a genealogist, she has extensive familiarity researching in libraries, archives and courthouses.

Project Activities

  • Holly’s projects have included activities such as
    • Developing research plans
    • Researching, analyzing and evaluating genealogy records
    • Fulfilling document lookup requests
    • Heir searches
    • Assisting in the development of heritage travel itineraries

Types of Records

  • Records she has utilized have covered a wide range of research collections:
    • Vital records (birth, marriage & death)
    • Census records
    • Church records
    • Newspaper collections
    • Immigration and naturalization records
    • Military records
    • Land records
    • Published county histories and family genealogies

Regions of the United States

Because families migrated from New England, through New York and further westward, Holly also has experience searching Mid-Atlantic, Mid-Western and Western United States genealogy records. Her past projects have included the following states:

ColoradoMichigan New York
Connecticut Montana Ohio
Iowa New Hampshire Pennsylvania
Massachusetts New Jersey Vermont
United States Genealogy Research

U.S. Research Network

To broaden her reach of U.S. genealogy collections outside of New York State which you cannot find online, Holly is developing her own database of repositories and continues to expand her network of genealogists, librarians and archivists throughout the country.

Learn More

To learn more about how Holly uses her research specializations in practice, you can review her Genealogy Research Services .

Do you need research assistance finding ancestors from your family tree? Holly may be able to help! Click on the button below to submit your family history question.