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Brandelli Genealogy Services

Genealogy Research Specializing in Early New England
Opening at 10:00 AM tomorrow
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YEAH! As we come out of all these lockdowns and businesses and libraries start to re-open and allow longer research appointments, I will be working hard. Covid slowed my business down like so many others.
THANK YOU to all my customers who have been waiting patiently for months as I try to acc...

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I am still working and available to help you with your research.

We can talk by phone or Zoom meeting.

Let me help you with suggestions or let me conduct research for you.

During Covid, research is restricted and limited, so you get creative.

I've learned that you can get quite comfortable in your car, sitting in the closed library parking lot for hours, conducting research with all the locked FamilySearch files.

Winter in New England. Laptop. Lunch. Hot drink...

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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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4 weeks ago
Years of experience. Very flexible hours. Doesn't try to gouge you. Very honest. Always willing to help.
- D B
4 years 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
3 years 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

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, doctor'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

Business Hours

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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