CAFG Welcomes Two New Junior Members

The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy welcomes two new Junior Members from Massachusetts- Michael Brophy and Polly Kimmitt, CG.

Michael Brophy is a full time, professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer in the Boston area. He has served as Program Director and Publicity Director for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council. He was the first Treasurer for the New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Mike earned a MBA degree from Suffolk University and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Recently, he was featured on the Irish TV series Dead Money, a genealogy TV show about heir searchers. In 2010, Michael was hired to conduct research for the NBC television program Who Do You Think You Are?, on an episode dedicated to the family history of actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Come learn more about Michael by watching this short video:

Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt owns Kimmitt Genealogical Research in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) since 2009, she is a repatriation case worker at the American History Company, working under contract for the US Army. She is currently president of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC), a director and editor of the FGS Voice Newsletter at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and is on the Board of Assistants with the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. She previously served as president of the New England Chapter of APG and regent of the Col. Timothy Bigelow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Her specialization is Massachusetts, with focus on immigrant populations, dual citizenship, missing/unknown heir searching and kinship determination. She speaks Italian and French. She can be reached through her website at She also has a great blog, PollyBlog.

We welcome Polly and Michael to the CAFG group and look forward to getting to know them better!