Tuesday, March 6, 2007

About My Co-author: David Lambert

David Lambert, the Online Genealogist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society is working with me on this search for eighteenth century characters. David's interest in finding photographs of elderly persons dates back to his pre-teen years!

Since joining the staff of NEHGS in 1993, he's published several articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register; the New Hampshire Genealogical Record; Rhode Island Roots; The Mayflower Descendant, and New England Ancestors magazine.

As a former Civil War re-enactor for the 12th Massachusetts Infantry, David is very interested in military history. His genealogical expertise includes New England and Atlantic Canadian records, military records, and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England.

David is the author of a best selling book on cemeteries in Massachusetts, A Guide to Cemeteries in Massachusetts (NEHGS, 2000) and Images of Stoughton, Mass. (Arcadia Publishing, 2001). His radio and television appearances include the PBS show The History Detectives and an NEHGS video production on researching your Civil War ancestors. He is also the host of a local television talk show, devoted to capturing the stories of the U.S. Military veterans of the town of Stoughton, Mass.

His current projects include transcribing the vital records, church and cemetery records of the town of Stoughton, Massachusetts from 1726-1900 and compiling biographical sketches for Revolutionary War soldiers who served as Officers and were eligible or were members of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati (founded in 1783). An online database of these biographies is available at www.newenglandancestors.org

David is Tribal Historian for the Massachuset-Punkapoag Indians of Massachusetts and is involved in Native American genealogical research efforts. A Life Member of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Stoughton Historical Society, of which he has been a member since the age of 10.