Bridget M. Sunderlin, CG®

ProGen Member Overview

I believe that genealogy, and the study of one's family history builds roots of confidence and enlightenment. This journey requires drive and self-reflection but reaps the greatest of rewards. I act simply as your guide as we open up a past that will surprise and delight you.

Whether you are seeking documents, building your family tree, solving brick walls or merely wishing to know more about your family's past, I am here to share my expertise. Let me be your guide.

Areas of Expertise:
Certified Genealogist® • Writer • Teacher • Artist

A Short List of Services:
• Irish/Scottish Heritage Research and Trip Planning
• Genealogy Pop Ups
• Background Research for Writers/Authors
• Mid-Atlantic Research Trip Planning
• Lineage Applications
• Dual Citizenship Applications
• Brick Wall Solutions
• Repository Research
• Genealogical Gift Creations


Maryland Institute, College of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Master of Teaching, Art Education

Johns Hopkins University
Master of Science, Certificate in Leadership in Technology Integration

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Master of Science, Certificate in Instructional Systems Development

Genealogical Professional Development (Logged 150 hours in 2020):
• ProGen 46 Cohort Co-Leader
• GRIP - Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (multiple courses)
• National Genealogical Society Family History Conference
• Celtic Connections Genealogy Conference
• RootsTech
• Legacy Tree Webinars
• Various Conferences and Lectures (local and national)

Volunteerism (Logged 100 hours in 2020):
• Baltimore County Genealogy Society Baltimore City Death Certificate Indexing Project
• Board for the Certification of Genealogists® RootsTech Expo Hall Virtual Booth
• FamilySearch Digitization Project at Maryland State Archives, Annapolis
• FamilySearch Online Indexer
• Find A Grave Contributor
• Local Boy Scout Troop Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop

• Board for Certification of Genealogists®
• Association of Professional Genealogists & Virtual Chapter
• National Genealogical Society
• Maryland Genealogical Society
• Maryland Historical Society
• Baltimore County Genealogical Society
• Baltimore County Historical Society
• Genealogical Society of Ireland

Publications & BLOGs

Maryland Genealogical Society Journal Articles:
• Linking Stephen Wooden, Rebecca Wooden, and Sarah McDonogh of Baltimore County to a New Orleans Millionaire / Volume 61, Number 2, 2020

A Few Articles Published at Family History Daily:
• 12 Genealogy Sites You Must Search If You Have UK Ancestors
• The 10 Collections You Need to Know for Irish Genealogy Research
• 5 Genealogy Questions That Took Me 30 Years to Answer
• The 10 Best (Mostly Free) Scottish Genealogy Sites for Finding Your Ancestors
• 8 Expert Tips for Reading and Transcribing Old Records
• Siblings Are Likely the Key to Solving Your Family History Riddles
• Old Map Collections that Every Family Historian Should Know About
• Every Family History Record Type You Need to Know + Free Checklist