Claire Marie Varrieur

photostudio_1468424556622 Thanks for visiting my website! Since 2011, I have been helping clients research their family history in Northwest Pennsylvania (Erie, Crawford, Venango, Jefferson, Indiana, Mercer, and Warren counties) and Western New York (Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties); however, I am currently not accepting new research projects.

In addition to my work at the HHC, I, as part of the Stone House Historical Research team, assist the U.S. Army with their repatriation efforts to account for all soldiers lost in past wars.


  • College of the Holy Cross, BA Economics/Accounting
  • Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate holder
  • Univ. of Toronto, NIGS, numerous American Records courses
  • 2013 GRIP Genealogy Research Institute of Pittsburgh “Advanced Land Records”
  • 2014 GRIP Judy Russell’s “Law School for Genealogists”
  • 2015 GRIP Thomas W. Jones’ “Advanced Methodology”
  • 2019 GRIP Harold Henderson & Kimberly Powell’s “Confusion to Conclusion”
  • 2015 Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy’s “Master Practicum”
  • ProGen13 Study Group
  • GenProof Study Group
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    I was editor of the Erie Society for Genealogical Research’s quarterly newsletter for five years, past author of the Erie-Times News history blog at, and author of the blog