NYGB member for 5 years
Researching family history for 15 years
Current location: Needham MA
Grew up in: Needham, MA

Professional singer (semi-retired) and voice teacher (on pandemic hiatus), now spending most free time on family genealogy, which is essentially (conveniently) contained in NE & NY State. Many Great Migration and Essex Co. MA ancestors on mother's side, incl. Wm Bradford, John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, plus early New Netherlanders - basically all in America by 1700. On father's side, Russian-Polish Jews who arrived NYC btw 1850-1875, and Irish (ggrandfather from co. Armagh, came to Canada abt 1852, and grandmother to NYC abt 1912). I also enjoy reading history for context. Just wrote a first sketch (on ancestor Pietro Cesare Alberti, the first Italian to settle in NY), just to inform family, and plan to write more. Not quite ready for (journal) primetime, tho'. Happy to kibitz with cousins!