Margaret R. Fortier

Medford, Massachusetts 02155


Contact between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm US Eastern


  • French-Canadian research
  • Italian-American research
  • Immigration to New England
  • Using Evernote for genealogy
  • Using Text and Image to Analyze and Present Evidence

  • Lectures:

  • Andiamo! Finding Your Italian Family
  • Catholic Records in New England
  • French-Canadian Genealogy
  • Visualizing Information for Genealogists
  • Lost in Translation: Using Technology to Reveal Name Variations
  • Getting Into Genealogy
  • More than Just Trees: Surprising Things Genealogists Do

  • Speaking Conditions:

    Speaker provides PowerPoint presentation and laptop.
    Speaker can adapt for presentation without slides.
    Speaker provides camera-ready handout master.
    Speaker will develop new lectures upon request.
    Speaker provides evaluation questionnaire.
    Speaker provides contract.

    Previous Engagements:

    New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC)Conference, 2017
    Cape Cod Genealogical Society, 2017
    Boston Public Library, 2017
    Western Massachusetts Genealogy Society, 2016
    National Genealogical Society Conference, 2016
    Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society, 2016
    Bristol chapter, Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, 2016, 2014
    Merrimack Valley chapter, Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, 2015
    New England chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists, 2014


    Margaret R. Fortier is a professional genealogist specializing in researching immigrant ancestors in New England. She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and completed the ProGen Study Group program. She has completed courses at SLIG and GRIP.

    Margaret earned an MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University. Her article, “Visualizing Information for Client Reports,” was published in the June 2014 issue of the APG Quarterly. She serves on the board of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists and belongs to APG, NGS, and NEHGS.

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