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Email: LindaHaLLittle@gmail.com (note that it is HaL not HaLL in the middle!)
Linda grew up in Massachusetts, and has spent many years researching branches of her own family tree (piggybacking off the research of her grandmother and great-aunt in the 1970’s). Ancestors include:
- Lt. Brian Hall, Major Brian Hall, Moses Pinder, Ephraim Lane & William Grout, all born in Massachusetts, who fought in the American Revolution;
- Loyalists William Boone (Rhode Island) & Joseph Haines II (Rye, New York);
- Mayflower ancestors, Stephen Hopkins & William Brewster;
- Alexander Haines who gave his life when the Ticonderoga was torpedoed in WWI;
- Mary Alice (Haines) Stevens, nursemaid for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s grandsons;
- noted Bangor/Boston marine artist Walter Lansil and cattle artist Wilbur Lansil;
- silent film star Mae Gaston;
- 25% Acadian; mtDNA match to pioneer/founding mother, Genevieve Lefranc;
- Other family from Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Maine, Wales, England, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Lithuania, Ireland (likely Scots-Irish) and Scotland.
Linda retired from a career as a Finance Executive in Corporate America and in her spare time hikes, bikes, cross country skis and volunteers with several non-profits. Besides genealogy, she enjoys cooking, photography, travel, learning Spanish, sipping red wine (at book club, of course!), socializing with friends and playing/snuggling with cats. Although her heart is in the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire (and Boston), she and her family recently bought a home in Northern Virginia. She now spends what is known in Northern New Hampshire as Mud & Bug season, exploring NARA, the Library of Congress and the DAR Library.
Linda has held beginning genealogy seminars at the local library and a Kiwanis meeting in New Hampshire. She enjoys helping friends and family get started with their genealogy!
– National Genealogical Society (NGS) graded home study course completed (2010; final grade A)
– Genealogical Certificate Program Boston University, 15 week online course (OL2 – 2010)
– National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR aka GEN-FED), at the National Archives, DC (2011 & 2016)
– Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research,”New England Research, Has it All Been Done?”, D. Joshua Taylor (2016)
– Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), French and French Canadian Genealogy (2011)
– Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Advanced Genealogical Methods, Thomas W. Jones (2015)
My “Claim to Fame” – The homework assignment was a complex case study regarding parentage. I was the only one who came up with the correct solution in the three years that he had presented the case. Most attendees (about 35 per course) were certified or working as professional genealogists.
– Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Problem Solving, Ruy Cardoso (2016)
– Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG),DNA Bootcamp, Cece Moore (2017)
– IGHR Samford, Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis, Elizabeth Shown Mills (2011)
– IGHR Samford, Writing and Publishing for Genealogists, Thomas W. Jones (2012)
– IGHR Samford, Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Government Documents (2014)
– IGHR Samford, Military Records II, Craig Scott & Michael Hall (2015)
– National Genealogical Society (NGS) Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors, Continuing Genealogical Studies (2015)
– National Genealogical Society (NGS), Autosomal DNA, Continuing Genealogical Studies (2016)
– Videotaped version of the International Genetic Genealogy Conference sponsored by the Institute for Genetic Genealogy (2016).
– NERGC (New England Regional Genealogical Consortium, Inc. – 2011 & 2013)
– Rootstech (2014)
– ProGen 8 Study Group – Studied the text “Professional Genealogy” (completed 1 year of the program then dropped due to work obligations).
– Digital Photography Certificate Boston University (CDIA – 2007)
– MBA Int’l Business – Bentley College, Waltham, MA (2003)
– BA – Bentley College, Waltham, MA (a long time ago!)
– Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
– New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
– National Genealogical Society (NGS)
– Mayflower Society (New Hampshire)
– Daughters of the American Revolution, Paul Revere Chapter, Massachusetts
– Jackson Historical Society and Museum of White Mountain Art
– Old Colony Historical Society, Taunton, Massachusetts
– NYG&B Society
– Edmund Rice (1638) Association
Extensive transcription of deeds and probate 1600-1800; cemetery research, photography
Jackson, NH Historical Society – 3 year term on Board of Directors http://jacksonhistory.org/
Mount Washington Valley Kiwanis – 2014 Volunteer of the Year
Volunteer NARA, Washington DC (Genealogy Volunteer and Innovation Hub), May 2015 – present
Hall DNA Project Co-Administrator – https://www.familytreedna.com/public/hall/default.aspx?section=yresults
Experience in problem solving using DNA testing, including Y-DNA, mtDNA and Autosomal DNA. Manage 20+ kits at FTDNA, Ancestry.com and 23andme. Utilize GEDMATCH and Excel and other tools for analysis.