- Business Name
- Charter Oak Genealogy
- Non-Research Specialties
- Lecturer/Presenter - On-site
- Lecturer/Presenter - Virtual
- Research Specialties
- Lineage Societies
- Luxembourgian American
- Research Counties
- Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
- Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
- New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
- Research Provinces / States
- Connecticut, United States
- Research Countries
- United States
Charter Oak Genealogy proprietor Bryna O Sullivan is a lineage society application specialist who works had to make her clients application process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. In her eight years of experience, she has assisted clients in joining the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (Mayflower Society), the National Society Colonial Dames of America, and many others often using family trees that extend across North America and through difficult to document regions. Based in Middletown, Connecticut, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and French Literature from Tufts University, a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She has also completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research, the National Institute for Genealogical Studies Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies, the ProGen Study Group, the DAR Genealogical Education Program, and more.
Charter Oak Genealogy will take your lineage society application from start to finish. 1) We begin with a phone call identifying your goals. 2) We review any material you already have on this family. 3) We identify what else will need to be acquired and outline a budget for so doing. 4) We work with you to acquire any needed documentation. 5) We prepare your application with the society s registrar, historian or genealogist. 6) We walk through the process with you, addressing any issues that arise after submission without further charge.
CT, New England, Luxembourg
- MA (Theology - Church History), MA (History), BA (History/French Literature)
- Connecticut Historical Society,Connecticut State Library, Hartford
- Bryna O'Sullivan has done a substantial amount of genealogical research for me during the past few years. I am extremely pleased with the quality of her work. She is very thorough and extremely resourceful. On my mother's side in particular, I initially thought there was simply no way to trace her lineage, especially the ancestors of her mother s mother. This part of my family were from Canada, and were poor; photos of them are virtually non-existent. Both my mother and grandmother died quite young. The trail was pretty cold, but Bryna persevered and was able to trace a number of lines back many generations. She even proved that some people in this line lived in New England, which was rumored in the family, but unproven. She continues to work to confirm that, in this lineage, there is a Patriot from the Revolutionary War. All in all, Bryna O Sullivan is responsible for connecting me my ancestors, and for making them come alive to me. She has tremendous integrity as well as a deep understanding of the field of genealogy. I give her my highest respect and recommendation! -J.M., Connecticut
- Please visit www.charteroakgenealogy.com for my current lecture schedule.
- “More than a Name: Clarifying the Birth Order of the Hingtgen Daughters of North Dakota,” Minnesota Genealogist 52, no. 2 (Summer 2020): 6-7
“The Paternity of Johan Simong, Luxembourger in Iowa,” Minnesota Genealogist 52, no. 2 (Summer 2020): 8-11.
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- Certificate in Genealogical Research (Boston University), Certificate in Genealogical Studies (NIGS)
- New England Historic Genealogical Society; National Genealogical Society; Connecticut Society of Genealogists; Luxembourg-American Cultural Society; Daughters of the American Revolution; American Translators Association.
- Website: www.charteroakgenealogy.com