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Brandelli Genealogy Services

Genealogy Research Specializing in Early New England
Opening at 10:00 AM on Monday
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I remember when I conducted crime scenes. Always searching and documenting clues. Testing a hypothesis and using evidence to prove it. It can be time consuming but very rewarding.

Well documented genealogy research is the same. But the hours are a lot better and way more fun. I remember the fe...

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The Mayflower II is getting ready to sail back to Plimoth Plantation to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing. It's not too late to start gathering your documents and getting your Mayflower application together. I've discovered eight Mayflower ancestors in my family history.

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Well researched genealogy often takes time. A lot of time. Unlike television, unless you have an unlimited budget and staff, it may take quite some time to find your answer. Little by little uncovering clues.

This article gives you hints to researching and the realities of searching.


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Did you know that women as well as men provided service in the Revolutionary war? Archived state documents can give you not only unexpected surprises, such as Mary Coddington being recognized as a patriot, but also the types of services provided in service to the state and country. Let me help ...

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Military pension files are a treasure trove of genealogical information. This is a great article on the implementation and approval and rejection of Civil War pensions.

These old head stones can help you learn information about your ancestors Let me help you find your family and understand their lives.


4 months ago
I worked with Donna recently and had an excellent experience. Donna was timely and helpful in retrieving some death certificates for my company in Connecticut. She was communicative and even provided additional information and recommendations when the search led to some unexpected findings. Would highly recommend.
- Katy B

I belong to several genealogical societies.  It is a great way to help societies that very rarely receive government funding and most often rely on volunteers and donations.  My membership dues help protect our history.

Historical societies hold a bevvy of unknown primary genealogical sources, most often from local sources such as:  almshouse logs, doctors's logs, survey books, original wills and deeds, family photo albums, and scrap books.  You would be surprised to find that sometimes a family's history is found thousands of miles away. 

I use these genealogical gems in my research along with the wonderful state, university, and local libraries, house museums, town halls, historical graveyards (a jaunt through the woods is a fun day outing), and so many more sources to help you reconnect with your history. 

I spent many years conducting crime scene investigations and forensic analysis in the Los Angeles County, CA area. For 20 years,  genealogy was my part time hobby. 

I helped family members and successfully conducted research for my Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) application.  Once I decided to turn my fun hobby into a fun full time career, I immediately starting taking certificate classes, attending local lectures, webinars, and conferences so I could learn as much as possible from as many people as possible.  I firmly believe in gaining and sharing knowledge.  

My forensic skills help me think about clues differently and see the small details that may lead to knocking down the brick wall or identifying the false lead.

  Find out what influenced your ancestors and how you became you. 

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126 Babcock Road
North Stonington, CT 06359
United States

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Mon:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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