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Brandelli Genealogy Services

Genealogy Research Specializing in Early New England
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The current situation with the virus has impacted my ability to conduct research at various repositories. However, I have access to a variety of digital resources and libraries in the United States and the United Kingdom. I can still do an immense amount of research for you. Let me help you find...

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With the concern over COVID virus, many businesses, schools, libraries, and museums have closed around the country. This may impact the ability to access some resources, thus taking longer to complete research.

I hope that you and your family stay well. I will be open for business and research...

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This is a great article regarding the time involved in researching your ancestors. Yes, it's much, much more than a few hours.

Not everything can be done at the computer. You need to look at primary records held at repositories such as libraries, historical societies, and museums.


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Keeping a research log is like entries in a farmer's diary. Our colonial ancestors made regular diary entries so they would know what they had done and learn what worked and didn't work. It helped keep track of what crops were planted and harvested at what time and what animals bred successfull...

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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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11 months ago
Highly Recommend Donna for genealogy work!! Donna went above and beyond searching for an elusive ancestor. She left no stone unturned and had many creative ideas. Additionally her report and research log were extremely detailed and will be invaluable to refer back to time and time again. Thank you for all you assistance!!
- Robyn C
11 months ago
I asked Donna to provide birth, death and marriage certificates to submit with my wife's application for membership in the Mayflower Society. She not only procured every certificate that was required, but did it very professionally and quickly. I highly recommend her services!
- Robert G
a year 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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North Stonington, CT 06359
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