September 2021

A Whole New World of Catholic Records

Catholic records can be a game changer. Learn about why they were created, what treasures they contain, and how to locate them online and offline.

Margaret Rose Fortier, is a Board-certified genealogical researcher, writer, and lecturer, based in the Boston area. Named for her grandmothers and inspired by her mother’s phenomenal memory, she has been researching for 20 years. She specializes in immigrant ancestors in New England, particularly those of Italian, Portuguese, and French-Canadian ancestry. Her article, “The Identity of Alcina, Wife of Oscar Furkey of Quebec and Vermont,” was published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly last year. She is eternally grateful that her husband’s French-Canadian Furkey ancestors changed their name back to Fortier.

A graduate of Boston College (BS) and Bentley University (MS, Information Design), she holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. She serves on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists and belongs to many genealogical societies, including the Italian Genealogical Group. She has lectured at national and regional conferences as well as for Legacy Family Tree webinars. As a former New York resident, she is delighted to be presenting to this group.

Margaret Fortier