About Us

Bryna O’Sullivan

Charter Oak Genealogy proprietor Bryna O’Sullivan is a lineage society application specialist who works had to make her clients’ application process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. In her eight years of experience, she has assisted clients in joining the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the National Society Colonial Dames of America, and many others – often using family trees that extend across North America and through difficult to document regions.

Based in Middletown, Connecticut, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and French Literature from Tufts University, a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She has also completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research, the National Institute for Genealogical Studies Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies, the ProGen Study Group, the DAR’s Genealogical Education Program, and more. You can learn more about her professional history on her Association of Professional Genealogists profile.

Bryna fell in love with genealogy as an elementary school student, when she discovered that her family was descended from the Mayflower passengers she was studying. In the years since, she has followed ancestors through Revolutionary War Quebec, the prison camps of the American Civil War, and many, many other locations. In researching both her own family and that of clients, she still retains the joy in discovering the incredible stories of our past.

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