Genealogy Panel Discussion

By May 1, 2021 May 11th, 2021 News

Join the Danvers Historical Society in participating with Salem Ancestry Days 2021. We will have a casual Q&A discussion at Tapley Memorial Hall and via ZOOM. Please bring your questions and learn tips from our panelists. This event will take place in Tapley Memorial Hall from 3-5, Saturday, May 1st.

Covid Restrictions: Please email to reserve in-person seating. Space to sit inside is limited capacity so please inform us if you wish to sit inside Tapley. Face masks are required. In order to participate in the event via Zoom, please email

Featuring genealogists from around the North Shore and New Hampshire:

Ted Russell of Byfield, Massachusetts, enjoys solving tough family history problems requiring knowledge of geography, history, and language. He has done research on families from New England, New York, Eastern Europe, Ireland, Germany, French Canada, and Mexico. Ted authored the family history portion of a book on a First Period house in Danvers. He is a graduate of the Boston University Genealogical Research program, and can be reached through his website:


Robert Cameron Weir is a Dover N.H.-based professional genealogist specializing in New England research. His blog and contact info is at



Pamela Guye Holland lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts, and has been researching family roots found in Ireland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Germany for almost twenty years. She is currently the co-president of The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA). Pam works for Research Services at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and as the US-based genealogist in the Green Room at Her research specialties are Irish and Genetic Genealogy. Her website is


Stephen Hartwell is a professional genealogist specializing in New England / New York research as well as developing websites for family history. He is a graduate of the BU Genealogical Research Certificate Program and is a Board member of the Essex Society of Genealogists. His lecture “Maritime Records of Essex County” is online at the NERGC virtual conference, running through May 31. You can contact him at


Jennifer Smith is a professional genealogist in Peabody, Massachusetts, with over 30 years research experience who specializes in New England, Great Lakes region, Canada, and DNA analysis and evaluation.  Her website is