Francine has researched for more than thirty years—the past ten professionally—in the United States, and with an international focus in Canada, France, Ireland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Her specialties include recreating forgotten Family Histories, and Forensics cases including heir, probate, and real estate. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) she served as Vice-President of the New England and Virtual APG chapters. She volunteered as a board member to the Pepperell Historical Commission, and the Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC). Passionate about education, she provides mentorship to aspiring genealogists through community-based classes, as well as mentorship to genealogists “on the clock,” for certification. She serves as a mentor to three cohorts of Professional Genealogist Study Groups (ProGen) a fourteen-month program, of which she is a graduate. She has also served as a lead and facilitator in the forensics module of the Boston University (BU) Genealogical Certificate Program, of which she is a certificate holder. She held the facilitator role in the BU General Principals Program. She earned her credentials and is an associate of the Board of Certification of Genealogists®.