Member Details

Full Name

Anne Patterson Rodda

Membership Type

Professional Historian



2010 D.Litt. Drew University (Madison, New Jersey)
Irish Studies
1976 M.A. Montclair State University (New Jersey)
Adult Education & Counseling
1974 B.A. William Paterson University (New Jersey)
French, Education


1995-current Genealogical research for clients
1974-94 Administrative positions: Schools and Community Agencies (New Jersey)

Consultancy work

2001-04 Consultant/researcher: Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York City: Irish families at 97 Orchard Street

Management & Administrative experience

Conference Organizing Committees:
2012 The Irish-American Link: People, Places and Culture, Old Tuam Society/Drew University, Co. Galway
2011 Emigrants and Exiles: Irish Family History Symposium, Drew University
2009 Understanding the Irish in New Jersey, Researching Their History, Struggles and Diverse Contributions, Drew University

Outreach activities

2007 Delegate and lecturer: 15th Irish-Australian Conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne
2007 Interviewed on Images of Ireland program, sponsored by the Irish Consulate, Planet FM Radio, Auckland, New Zealand
2000 Interviewed on Connemara Community Radio, County Galway (genealogy segment of documentary series awarded First Prize, Independent Radio and Television Commission)
2003-13 Four interviews by Irish Echo, New York City

Committees & Associations

Member, Accredited Genealogists Ireland (2019: Hon. Treasurer)
Member, Society of Professional Investigators (New York City)



Trespassers in Time: Genealogists and Microhistorians (CreateSpace, 2012)

Other Journals

What Became of Richard Wilson? Irish Roots, #63 (2007 Third Quarter)
The Galway Roots of Governor Hugh Carey, Irish Roots, #41 (2002 First Quarter)
Newells of Tuam, Galway Roots, Journal of the Galway Family History Society West (Vol.V, 1998)


New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 142 (2011): O'Dowd, Peadar, Tracing Your Galway Ancestors. Flyleaf Press, Dublin: 2010.
National Genealogical Society Quarter, December 2012: Brian Smith. Tracing Your Mayo Ancestors. 2nd ed. Flyleaf Press, Dublin, 2010.
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, December 2007: Grenham, John. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, Third Edition. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2006.