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Meet the Archivists


Sarah and Claire

We are Sarah Hedlund and Claire McDonald. We both earned Master's degrees in Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland, where Sarah specialized in archives and digital curation, and Claire specialized in reference and user services. Sarah is the Archivist/Librarian at Montgomery History in Rockville, Maryland and provides contract archive services to several local organizations. Claire is the contract Town Archivist for Garrett Park, Maryland and also provides contract archive and research services to other organizations. Sarah and Claire have experience conducting genealogical and historical research as well as creating online exhibitions. They are both members of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, and Claire is also a member of the Society of American Archivists.


Our Approach

All our services include an initial no-charge consultation to help us understand your goals and wishes regarding your family archive. We offer a suite of quality products to meet your goals and support the preservation of your family records and, ultimately, your legacy.


Why Us?

As archivists/librarians who are also family historians, we understand the value of family papers and materials. And, we believe that, everyone has a story worth sharing. Let us help you preserve your story.