Beth Finch McCarthy
Who am I?
I am a professional genealogist and speaker from Massachusetts who solves genealogical puzzles and teaches family history research. My specialties are family history compilation and colonial New England research. And my personal family story? My immigrant lines come from Puritans of the 1600s, pioneers and patriots of the 1700s, and glovemakers and engineers of the 1800s. My undergraduate degree is in Economics from Wellesley College, and I have a background in training and development. I also hold a certificate from the Genealogical Research program at Boston University's Center for Professional Education and am a long-time member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Why am I a genealogist?
I discovered that uncovering a family's history is part science, detective work, and puzzle-solving. When all three parts come together, you have a family history that helps you better understand who you are and where you came from. For example, you may have your grandpa's eyes, but you may also have an unknown ancestor who gave you a craving for adventure! My passion is knowing that your ancestors' stories are a meaningful gift to share with family and pass on to future generations.
What fee-based services do I provide?
Research projects and custom presentations take on almost any form as research needs are unique to each client. Genealogical projects range from family tree charts and heritage society applications to solving family mysteries. In addition to my catalog of current presentations, I design custom programs to address individual topics of interest for genealogy groups and societies. All services follow the industry's Genealogical Proof Standard as prescribed by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG).
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