Mariessa Dobrick, CA Archivist II, Vermont State Archives & Records Administration.

Mariessa Dobrick will be the Genealogical Society of Vermont's sponsored speaker at the Fifteenth New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) in Manchester, NH, April 3-6, 2019.

Her presentation is entitled: “Be it Remembered: Researching Vermont Court Records” and will be on Saturday April 6, 2019 in the 3:15p.m.- 4:15 p.m. time slot.

•         Mariessa has been an archivist at the Vermont State Archives since 2011. Prior to that, she worked at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin She holds a BA in French and a MA with a certificate in Archives and Records Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An avid genealogist, she delights in helping people find their family stories in unexpected places.
•          Mariessa first got interested in family history doing a Girl Scout project. She interviewed her grandfather about his experiences in World War II.
•          Mariessa is the in-house specialist on historic court records. She has written two articles for the Burlington Free Press History Space using court records. One article was on the infamous counterfeiting ring of Bristol Bill. The other was on the case of George Warner, the first person executed by the electric chair in Vermont.
•          On Thursday, October 11, 2018 the Vermont State Archives & Records Administration archivists guided attendees on an historical ghost tour through the vaults. Guests met specters from Vermont history whose stories have been captured in public records. Mariessa portrayed Mrs. Adelaide Bryden, a woman who helped rescued herself from the horrific Hartford Bridge Disaster of 1887.
•          Mariessa is an avid history buff in her private life. She met her husband Will Sartelle doing Medieval reenactment.

Mariessa as Adelaide Bryden