Diane MacLean Boumenot

ProGen Member Overview

Specializing in southern New England, I am accepting clients for Rhode Island research as well as surrounding areas in Connecticut and Massachusetts. I speak around New England and also offer one-on-one online coaching sessions. I love getting out to repositories particularly when they fully open again. I enjoy writing, editing, self-publishing, and also I'm willing to transcribe materials. Contact me about your research needs!


  • * B.A. in History and English (Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.)
  • * GRIP institutes
  • * ProGen 28
  • * Coordinator ProGen 40
  • * attended many national conferences


* I am an experienced speaker, including speaking at the New England Regional Genealogical Conference, the Association of Professional Genealogists webinar series, Legacy Family Tree Webinars, and around New England.
* I am a Mentor in the "GenProof" Study Groups beginning in February, 2021.
* Former editor, Past Times newsletter from the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists.
* Professionally, I have decades of experience in association management including work with data, programs, membership and communications.
* I volunteer with the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, currently serving as Vice President.
* I am serving on the Membership Committee of the National Genealogical Society.
* Conducted research in many repositories around the U.S. including the Family History Library, NEHGS in Boston, Connecticut State Library, Newberry Library, Boston Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library.

Publications & BLOGs

  • Research in Rhode Island, part of the NGS Research in the States series, 2018, with co-author Maureen Taylor.
  • One Rhode Island Family, my website offering guidance for your Rhode Island research.