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I do on-site research (whether limited or extensive) in repositories in New York City and the New York area, such as northern New Jersey and Long Island, New York.

I use my training as a librarian (M.L.S. 2007, with certificate in Archives and Records Management) to efficiently and effectively search for, and find, your kin. I have been solving genealogical mysteries since 1999.

  • I do research in all five boroughs of New York City: Manhattan (New York County), Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens, Bronx, Staten Island (Richmond County), at places such as the Municipal Archives, Historical Society, National Archives, New York Public Library, Surrogate's Courts, County Clerks, and so on.
  • I also do research in areas adjacent to New York City, such as Nassau County [Long Island], Westchester County, and northeast New Jersey, as well as at the New Jersey State Archives in Trenton.
  • For projects concerning people who were not New Yorkers or New Jerseyites, I make inventive use of the national and international resources available in New York. Areas and time periods I have experience in include:
    • Other parts of the United States, nineteenth to twenty-first centuries
    • Canada, eighteenth to twentieth centuries (particularly Ontario and Nova Scotia)
    • England, eighteenth to twentieth centuries
    • Ireland, nineteenth to twentieth centuries
    • Sweden, seventeenth to nineteenth centuries
    • The Principality of Montbéliard (France), seventeenth to nineteenth centuries

Please email me (
Victoria Boutilier) with as much of the following information as you have. This information helps me find out whether I can help you, and how much time the preparation of a research strategy will take.
  • The name(s) of the person(s) you are looking for and what you know about them already
  • What it is you want to find about these person(s)
  • Dates (approximate or actual) they lived and where they lived, and/or where and when the event you wish to find out more about occurred
  • What you have already looked at and what those documents say
I look forward to working with you soon!

Links to family history websites in various areas, including New York (my own collection)

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