Bryna O'Sullivan, PLCGS

ProGen Member Overview

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.


Education

B.A. History + French Literature; M.A. Theology - Church History; M.A. History
GEP I-III, DNA
PLCGS, Canadian Records
Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research
GenProof Study Group 4



Publications & BLOGs

“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.
Heritage, Patriotic, and Lineage Society Applications: Tips for Pros Helping Clients, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly XXXII, no. 2 (June 2018) :23-27."Expanding Your Business: Genealogical Translation." The ATA Chronicle XLVI, no 4. (July/August 2017): 21-23. "Susanne's Missing Children, " Minnesota Genealogist 46, no. 2 (summer 2015):11-14. "Sometimes (Almost) All the Families with a Surname are Related" APG Quarterly XXX, no. 1 (March 2015): 26-27. "Confederate pension applications: a resource for nineteenth-century African-American Genealogy, " NGS Magazine 38 (April-June 2012): 39-43. "IN-GENious! The 1890 Veterans Schedules and Genealogical Research, " Indiana Genealogist 23 (March 2012): 27-29. "Durham Public Library Long a Labor of Love, " Killingworth-Middlefield-Durham Patch, 11 December 2011 (http://durham.patch.com/articles/durham-public-library-long-a-labor-of-love: accessed 5 June 2012). "Durham Christmas Tree Farms Have Deep Roots, " Killingworth-Middlefield-Durham Patch, 28 November 2011(http://durham.patch.com/articles/durham-christmas-tree-farms-have-deep-roots: accessed 5 June 2012). "Middlefield's History Buried in the Old North Burying Grounds, " Killingworth-Middlefield-Durham Patch, 29 October 2011 (http://durham.patch.com/articles/learn-about-early-middlefield-in-the-old-north-burying-ground#photo-8269813: accessed 5 June 2012). "Using the Census to Build Your Family Tree, " Killingworth-Middlefield-Durham Patch, 5 October 2011 (http://durham.patch.com/articles/using-the-census-to-build-your-family-tree: accessed 5 June 2012). "Discover History at the Durham Fair Museum, " Killingworth-Middlefield-Durham Patch, 23 September 2011 (http://meriden.patch.com/articles/discover-history-at-the-durham-fair-farm-museum: accessed 5 June 2012). "A Second Look at the First Durham Fair Association Board, " Killingworth-Middlefield-Durham Patch, 21 September 2011 (http://durham.patch.com/articles/a-second-look-at-the-first-durham-fair-association-board: accessed 5 June 2012). "Tracing Your Family Tree, " Killingworth-Middlefield-Durham Patch, 29 August 2011 (http://durham.patch.com/articles/tracing-your-family-tree: accessed 5 June 2012). "Dear 'Master David;: A Letter from an African American in the Confederate Service, " National Genealogical Society Quarterly 96 (September 2008): 223-232. "Radiologist in a Top Hat, " Tufts Medicine 66 (Summer 2007): 12-13.