Pamela Ricciardi Paschke
- Non-Research Specialties
- Lecturer/Presenter - On-site
- Lecturer/Presenter - Virtual
- Research Specialties
- DNA Specialist
- Italian American
- Research Counties
- Allegany County, Maryland, United States
- Licking County, Ohio, United States
- Loudoun County, Virginia, United States
- Putnam County, New York, United States
- Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
- Research Provinces / States
- Alabama, United States
- Arkansas, United States
- Connecticut, United States
- Georgia, United States
- Illinois, United States
- Indiana, United States
- Maryland, United States
- Mississippi, United States
- New York, United States
- North Carolina, United States
- Ohio, United States
- Pennsylvania, United States
- Virginia, United States
- Research Time Periods
- 18th Century
- 19th Century
- 20th Century
Solving family mysteries and reuniting descendants to their ancestral heritage are my genealogical passions. Discovering previously unknown relationships often involves analysis of DNA – one of my favorite research tools.
I have been researching family history since I was a teenager (decades ago). My experience spans from colonial America to the 1900s, especially in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and the mid-Atlantic, southeastern, and mid-western states.
I have researched on-site at many county courthouses, state archives, historical societies, and state libraries, as well as at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City and the US National Archives.
But, I am especially excited with how DNA can extend our ancestral connections. I am an administrator of four DNA projects at FamilyTreeDNA, and administer kits at all four major DNA testing companies. Confused? I can help.
I conduct research in the U.S. as well as using the archives of Alsace and Italy available on-line. I can also serve as your genealogical research coach and guide to help you discover your own family history.
So, whether you want someone to conduct your research for you, or guide you to get started or in tackling a problem you have encountered in your research, I would enjoy working with you!
I also speak on various genealogy topics (including DNA analysis) to local, regional, and national genealogical and historical societies. I am happy to tailor a talk for your group.
My book The South Precinct of Dutchess County New York 1740-1790 (© 2018) includes tax, militia, and tenant lists of the period, along with custom maps revealing occupants of many farm lots of the 1750s-1770s in the area now encompassed in Putnam County, NY.
One of my most recent articles is "The Fuller Family of Redenhall, Norfolk, England: Initial Report on the Fuller Big Y DNA Project" in the Mayflower Descendant journal, Summer 2022.
AL, ARK, CT, GA, MD, NY, NC, OH, PA, VA, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Ontario, Italy
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting), University of Florida
- antenati.san.beniculturali.it (Italian Archives on-line), FamilySearch.org, and major US on-line genealogical websites.
- "Thanks again for your help! You are a hero to me. Truly!!!" - J.S.
"Thank you for helping me to locate a family that I have always wanted to know about." - D.K.
- I lecture at local genealogical and historical societies I have presented lectures at the North Florida Genealogical Conference, and at the NERGC and National Genealogical Society Conferences.
- The South Precinct of Dutchess County New York 1740-1790 : divided into Philipse, Fredricksburgh, and South East Precincts in 1772, renamed Philipse, Fredericks, and South-East Towns in 1788, containing present-day Putnam County New York. (c) 2018.
I also have authored articles for the NYGBS Researcher, the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal, and the Mayflower Descendant journal.
- Current Treasurer of APG.
Life member: National Genealogical Society and Ohio Genealogical Society.
Member: NYGBS; NEHGS; Utah Genealogical Assn.; Penna., NC and Va. Gen. Soc.; and First Families of Ohio.
Italian citizenship recognized in 2019, based upon DIY application.
- Website: www.genealogyguru.com (provides historical data on several of my own ancestral families)