"A Connecticut Yankee in the King's Rangers: One Oliver Graham (1758-1838), or Two Men?" demonstrates using correlation and analysis to merge the identities of a man who served in the Connecticut and New York Militia during the Revolutionary War with a United Empire Loyalist soldier of the same name. The presentation covers the difference between "search" and "research," employing Canadian and U.S. census records, obituaries, military records, and an original artifact that directly links to the man's identity.
Pamela Vittorio is a professional genealogist and an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of English Language Studies/Parsons School of Design at The New School University in NYC. She holds an MA from NYU in Middle Eastern Languages and History. Pamela frequently gives presentations on the social and cultural history of U.S. canals, women's studies, the Civil War, Colonial period Canada/U.S. connections. She is the author of several books on English language learning, and has published articles on history and genealogy related to the Erie and NY State Canals. Her background includes a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. She has a certificate in Librarianship and is currently completing the Canadian Studies (PLCGS) programs at Toronto University, National Institute of Genealogical Studies.
Pamela has taken courses at Salt Lake City Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and IGHR (Georgia) in subjects such as Advanced Genetic Genealogy/DNA and Analysis, Land Records, Advanced Writing for Genealogists, and Advanced Genealogical Research Methods, and the Genealogical Proof Standard. She has been a presenter for the Capitol District Genealogical Society, Central NY Genealogical Society, Genesee Area Genealogists, Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County, Association of Professional Genealogists, NY State Family History Conference, and the National Genealogical Society (NGS). She holds memberships in the NY-APG, New England-APG, National Genealogical Society, NYG&B, Erie Canal Museum, and various other genealogical and historical societies. She is also a member and Trustee at Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum.