Kimmitt Genealogical Research

About Me

My name is Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt. I was first granted the credential of Board-certified genealogist® by the Board for Certification of Genealogists in 2009, and successfully renewed in 2014, 2019, and 2024. My specialties include New England, especially immigrant origins (1620-1950) as well as England, Ireland, and the Canadian Maritimes.

I majored in French in college and lived in Italy for four years, so I speak both languages. My reading and writing skills are much better than speaking now, a certain amount of time having passed since the days when I was fluent in both! I can also navigate fairly well in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin records.

I live in Central Massachusetts with my husband. We have three sons, all out of the nest now. All five of us have dual citizenship. My hobbies include knitting, cardmaking, collecting Staffordshire transferware, and singing in the Worcester Chorus.

I am no longer accepting clients but am entering a new phase of writing articles. I am still also busy researching for friends who have been waiting for years for me to get around to it! My website is at