Raeann Lewis Pellegatti

Ms. Pellegatti provided incredible, documented insights into my family history and current family dynamics. She not only provided names and dates, but stories and circumstances. .

Ms. Pellegatti’s results inspired me to create an inheritable piece of art for each of my sons. They are overwhelmed by this unique, thoughtful, once-in-a-lifetime gift. As one of them said after Ms. Pellegatti discovered yet another piece of our puzzle,  “Our current family continues our Mayflower descendants’ path of courage, tenacity, and resilience.”  Unbeknownst to us, we’re direct descendants of the Mayflower.

"direct descendants of the Mayflower!!!"

Bottom line - Ms. Pellegatti’s  work is impeccable, well-documented and trustworthy.  I recommend her highly!

Do this today. It may change your life and your understanding of who you really are.

- Dorie M., Arizona

I never knew much about my father’s side of the family.   He and my mom divorced when I was about 3 years old.  Due to bad feelings towards him, not much was talked about.  And then he died when I was only 12 years old.

We discovered:

  • My father served in WWII at Pearl Harbor during the attack by the Japanese

  • My uncle (my father’s brother), during WWII, had survived a kamikaze attack on his destroyer, the USS Abner Read (DD-526), that eventually sank, claiming the lives of 22 men.  My uncle survived.  However, while being transferred to another ship for treatment, he died from wounds only 7 days later 

  • I saw the actual document that my grandfather had signed to have a head stone placed at my uncles grave site

  • From Census records in 1930 and 1940, discovered that one grandfather was an electrician and another was a cook. 

"a flare for being a cook"

 So many little details that I never knew. It’s nice to have the original documents of things that took place going back 3 generations of family that I never knew much about. Rae has an amazing ability to search for records and documents to make sure that she has the right names and is following the right trail so to speak. She won't rest till she knows that the info provided is accurate.

Eric R., Washington

I met Rae when she brought her sweet Dad to the Washington, D.C. area through the Honor Flight program.  We kept in touch and she has provided some very interesting information about my Dad (who was also in WW2) and his family as well.  Rae found the Navy Muster Rolls with my Dad's name and also the name of a fellow veteran that my Dad always talked about.  What memories flooded back!! 

Discovery:  Laura's father served in WWII on the
ship they used in making the movie "You're in The Navy Now"
- the USS Teakettle. "

Rae also found quite interesting newspaper articles about my grandmother that our family had NO idea about!  What a fun surprise! 

I would highly recommend allowing Rae to trace your family roots.  She has a passion for it and it shows through the hard work she puts into her searches!

-Laura S., Maryland