Named for her grandmothers and inspired by her mother’s phenomenal memory, Margaret R. Fortier, CG, is a genealogical researcher, lecturer, and writer. Her research focuses on French-Canadian, Italian, and Portuguese immigrants. She is co-editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. She is a facilitator for the Certification Discussion Group and serves as a mentor for program alumni. She holds an MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University and serves on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).