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Tricia Mitchell

About Tricia Mitchell

Tricia Healy Mitchell is a genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Maine and, after owning and operating an antique importing business in Maine, she relocated to Boston. Tricia is a graduate of the Boston University Certificate program in Genealogical Research and completed the ProGen28 program. Her research interests include Ireland, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York.

Texture and depth

Like so many passionate genealogists, I descend from proud and feisty Irish famine immigrants. While the details of how my great-great-grandfather Thomas Healy made his way to the United States have not come down to us, his life here and in Ireland became clearer thanks to a tremendous amount of research time, more than a little bit of luck, and some rather unique research tools. Continue reading Texture and depth