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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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These are some of the research books to which I refer when I'm conducting research.

Did you know that colonial New Englanders were captured and enslaved by pirates of North African countries? Some bound reprinted stories are available. (see James Riley's, "Authentic Narrative").

Did you kno...

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How many of us have searched ancestors with common names and tried to figure out which Smith or Brown married each other and asked ourselves (while pulling our hair out), "why did they all have the same first name?!"

Here's an interesting article with some tips.

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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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Testimonials

a year 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
a year 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
donna.brandelli@brandelligenealogy.com

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
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