March 27, 2018 – Margaret R. Fortier, An Identity Case Study: Who Was William Kenney?

Margaret R. Fortier

William Kenney’s marriage record says he was born in Boston in 1877. A birth record places him in Lynn in 1881. Investigation into his birth family presents additional difficulties in identifying who he was. The difference of two words would prove the key that led to William’s true identity. Find out who he really was and how he was found in this case study.

About the Speaker: Margaret Rose Fortier, named for her grandmothers and inspired by her mother’s phenomenal memory, is a genealogical researcher, speaker, and writer. She has presented at National Genealogical Society (NGS) Conference, NERGC, and for local societies. She focuses on French-Canadian and Italian-American ancestry. Margaret is Membership Director of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists.