Genealogical and Historical
Marian Pierre-Louis, the principal researcher for
Fieldstone Historic Research, is a genealogical instructor,
lecturer and writer. Her primary areas of focus include Southern
New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island),
African Americans in New England and Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
While Marian no longer accepts private clients for genealogical
research she is still taking clients for house histories and
Marian Pierre-Louis actively performs genealogical
research in her specific areas of expertise, including African
Americans in New England and Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
The fruits of her research are shared during her lectures and writing.
African American Research
Typically, African American research is focused on the southern states
and the subsequent migration states. African American history
in New England is not as frequently highlighted. Yet New England
has a rich and lengthy African American heritage. Marian hopes
to bring the stories of New England's forgotten African American
heritage back to life.
One main goal is to make African American
research easier by providing lists of resources
for research. Additionally, genealogical research is more understandable
when put into social context. Therefore a historical
bibliography and a genealogical bibliography are
provided to increase a strong research foundation.
Some of Marian's specific research has included Ishmael Coffee (Medway,
MA), Jethro Jones and Cesar Chelor (Norfolk Co.) and James G.
Barbadoes, the early Boston Civil Rights activist. Marian maintains
a database of African Americans in New England and has a broad
interest in researching and understanding the life and plight
of African Americans up to the 20th century.
Marian Pierre-Louis, regularly lectures on a
variety of New England topics. She lectures at genealogical
societies, historical societies, libraries, museums or
anywhere where there are people keen to get excited about
history and genealogy.
Check here for the Lecture Schedule