Marian Pierre-Louis

Marian Pierre-Louis is an educator who specializes in house history research, southern New England (MA, CT, RI) genealogy and historic cemetery research.

Public Speaker

Marian Pierre-Louis  speaks regionally and nationally on the topics of house history research and genealogy. She has presented over 200 talks in-person and online for libraries, genealogy societies, historical societies and conferences including:

  • The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
  • Legacy Family Tree Webinars
  • The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference
  • The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) Professional Management Conference (PMC)
  • The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
  • The New England Historic & Genealogical Society
  • The Boston Public Library

You’ll find her list of presentation topics here.

See a complete list of upcoming and past appearances here.

House Historian

Marian has been researching house histories for over 25 years. She has researched hundreds of houses across Massachusetts and New England. She contributed a chapter to The Stories Houses Tell – A Collection of Little Compton [RI] House Histories (2015) and again in a new volume (2022) A Second Collection of Little Compton House Histories. She also wrote the Old House Secrets series in the Medway & Millis Local Town Pages. Her website, the Northeast House Historian is a resource for everyone who wants to research the history of their home.


Marian produced and hosted 100 episodes of Fieldstone Common, a history podcast, and 63 episodes of The Genealogy Professional podcast. Both of which are still available online on YouTube. She has written articles for the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) News, as well as book reviews and over 500 articles for online content.  Marian is the Online Education Producer for Legacy Family Tree Webinars where she produces online genealogy education classes. You’ll find her online each week hosting free live broadcasts at Legacy Family Tree Webinars.