I began researching my family history in 2012 in a quest for dual citizenship from my mother's side. We were officially recognized as Italian citizens in October 2014. On my father's side, I have researched our roots back to the original founders and landowners in New Haven. In 2013, I was initiated into the Lucretia Shaw Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 2014, I became a Charter member of the Fort Saybrook Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century and a member of the National Daughters of 1812. I am Chartering the first CT Chapter of the Daughters of the Union in 2015. I am a member of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists and the Connecticut Professional Genealogical Council. I love doing family research and also enjoy helping others delve into their family history.