We’re all curious. We all wonder. Why did our ancestors leave everything they knew for someplace unknown?
We want to understand how they lived and where they came from.
We want to pass on knowledge and traditions to the next generation.
We want to learn about our medical history.
We want to understand family patterns of behavior.
We want to honor our ancestors by remembering their names and preserving their legacy.
“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” – Simone Weil
Margaret Rose Fortier, CG® is a Board-certified genealogical researcher, writer, and lecturer. Named for her grandmothers and inspired by her mother’s phenomenal memory, she has been researching for 20 years. Her article, “The Identity of Alcina, Wife of Oscar Furkey of Quebec and Vermont,” was published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly in 2020.
She specializes in French-Canadian, Portuguese-American, and Italian-American research in New England. A graduate of Boston College and Bentley University, she holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. She serves on the Board of the Association of Professional Genealogists and in 2022 she created a course on Catholic Records for the Applied Genealogy Institute. Website: mrfortier.com