Last modified July 2016
I specialize in researching genealogy by using the history and geography of the subject’s area. Maps, town histories and archival documents add tremendous insight to any family history.  Tracking families involves researching where they came from, as well as the places they moved to, necessitating researching many locations outside one's specialty.  The adept genealogist must therefore be well versed in discovering available records and methods of research unique to an ever expanding geographical area.

My memberships include the New England Genealogical and Historical Society; the Dutchess County Historical Society, the Kent Historical Society; the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Canada; the Little Nine Partners Historical Society; the Maine Genealogical Society and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.  [Additional memberships see Board Positions]

I have at my disposal state-of-the-art computer equipment and an ever-expanding genealogical and historical library.  In addition to my own research projects, I have contributed to several  family surname studies such as Leavitt, Agard, Sprague, Wing and Fox, and also submit to Settlers of the Beekman Patent when possible where it overlaps my projects.  I abide by the ethics code of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
VALE CONSULTING
Genealogy Research