Genealogy Resume

Joan Lippmann


I’ve been interested in research most of my life and genealogy research for about 15 years. Attendance at  my first genealogical conference in 2013 marked the beginning of my transition from family historian to professional genealogist.  I now hold a Certificate from Boston University's Center for Professional Education in Genealogical Research, and have recently completed my meaningful participation in the Professional Genealogist Study Group, ProGen 34, online. My intention is to become certified by the Board of Certified Genealogists (BCG).

For many years, my career has been in the field of medical research, first at the lab bench and later in coordinating clinical (human) trials. I mention this because developing research strategies for medical research is identical to developing effective genealogical research strategies. Just like in medicine, genealogy research requires efficient and thorough research, implementation of analytical skills, and cited, accurate, readable documentation of the findings.

Genealogical Expertise

  • Comprehensive use of Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) in my research. 

  • Vast experience in focused, in-depth research to build a full, accurate, cited, evidence-based family history.

  • Advanced capabilities to analyze evidence for conflicting findings and to argue a proof.

  • Ease of working with research problems involving DNA as evidence.

  • Specialty research areas include (Northern) Vermont, New England, and Quebec.

  • Because I feel honored to perform family history research for clients:

    • Adherence to the Genealogist’s Code of Ethics adopted by the BCG, and the Standards recommended by the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).



  • Certificate Holder: Professional Genealogist Study Group, ProGen 34, December 2018

  • Certificate Holder:  Boston University's Center for Professional Education in Genealogical Research, December 2016


  • B.S. in Biology: Trinity College of Vermont, 1992, magna cum laude

  • Licensed Practical Nurse: Putnam, Connecticut, 1975

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