In 2005, Laura received a Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Award for Civil War research she has been conducting at the NY State Archives in Albany. Laura is compiling details on all of the men from Owego (Tioga County, NY) who enlisted to fight for the Union.
2015-2016 talks included visits to:
Irish Family History Forum (IFHF) in Bethpage, NY (repeat visit)
Middlesex Genealogical Society in Darien, CT
Genealogy Research Group, Patchogue-Medford Library in Patchogue, NY (repeat visit)
Genealogical Society of Bergen County in Ridgewood, NJ (repeat visit)
Brentwood Public Library in Brentwood, NY (repeat visit)
Laura is a NYC-based professional genealogist with more than 30 years experience in family history research. Over the years, she has helped clients with research on a number of topics, but specializes in Civil War research and the preparation of lineage society applications. Her work has involved the use of a variety of original records, including immigration & naturalization papers, vital records, divorce papers, wills, deeds, city directories, state census returns, military records, and cemetery records, to name but a few.
Laura is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYGBS), the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), and Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 (DUVCW).