Lorraine Arnold, MA, buildings archaeologist & genealogist

I am a specialist in the research and investigation of buildings and the individuals associated with them. I also provide professional genealogy services for individuals who have hit a brick wall, and for attorneys who require documentation for estate probate. As an independent consultant, I have provided services to clients primarily in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, though I have performed work in Europe as well and am available to travel as needed. 


Educationally, after a career as a paralegal, while on my way to law school, I took a detour into real estate and house histories which developed into researching the material details of buildings. After years of researching and providing reports for clients, I obtained my MA in historical archaeology from University of Leicester, England. To learn more about my education and work history download my CV or visit my LinkedIn page. Contact me to discuss details of your project or to schedule a speaking engagement. 



How to Research a House's History

13 April 2019

Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society

2017 - 2019

University of Leicester

Historical Archaeology, MA (with Merit)

House Histories: The Ancestral Story Beyond the Documents

23 June 2018

Genealogy Society of New Jersey

Bringing Your Ancestors to Life Through House Histories


The Genealogy Event, New York City

2007 - 2011

Montclair State University

Jurisprudence, BA, Magna Cum Laude

2007 - 2009

Brookdale Community College

Paralegal Studies, ABA

2013 - 2013

National Park Service

National Historic Landmarks Program

2012 - 2013

Drew University

Historic Preservation

Researching the History of Your House

2012 - 2013

Monmouth County Genealogical Society

Bucks County Genealogical Society

House History Seminar


Vandenberg, Inc., New York City

House Histories: The Ancestral Story Beyond the Documents

5 October 2019

Ocean County Library - Toms River


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