Kristin Britanik

Kristin combines her interest in history with her education in digital media to find ways to preserve the past for future generations.


She is currently a Researcher at Legacy Tree Genealogists specializing in United States research. 

She was formerly the Digital Collections Coordinator within the University of Pittsburgh’s Library System where she is responsible for the management of the university’s digital collections, including Previously she was the Manager of Rights and Digital Collections at the Andy Warhol Museum where she is responsible for the digitization of over half a million art and archival objects. Before joining the Warhol, she worked as a researcher at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in the Research Services department. As a staff researcher, she specialized in synthesizing documents to create narrative biographies of clients’ ancestors. She also was a co-author for the Tracing Your Roots column on Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s culture website, The Root. Prior to working at NEHGS, she was an Archival Digitization Specialist for where she digitized the 20th Century Massachusetts Vital Record Indexes.

Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Media from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her Master’s in Historic Preservation from the University of Maryland where she completed her master’s project: Where are the ladies’ rest rooms? The evolution of women-only resting rooms amid social changes of the early twentieth century