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Greetings From Connecticut June 24, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Connecticut,Genealogy — Janet @ 3:50 pm

This blogger is currently enjoying a change of scene, visiting in Connecticut for a week.  So  far I’ve hit the yarn store and L L Bean and the Men’s Grooming Salon for a much needed haircut for my husband.  He rivaled the newly acquired dog Holly.  Pictures to follow.         Lewis Fairfield Burwell   Not my husband or Holly but a picture of flowing locks to sort of give you the idea.   This image is of Lewis Burden, one of my ancestors

 

Reverend Francis DaneRev Francis Dane, another ancestor

 

Barnes and Noble and Essex await.  As if I had to come to Connecticut to visit Barnes and Noble.

 

 

 

A Work In Progress June 20, 2017

Immigrant ship 33   Immigrant Ship

 

From the piles of papers I’ve accumulated in my genealogy research I am now compiling a list of my immigrant ancestors who came to America – who, when, what year, etc.

Following is my draft so far:   Sorry, I’m having trouble copying the Word document

 

 

Hans Jonathan June 19, 2017

IMG_3526    The Man Who Stole Himself, The Slave Odyssey of Hans Jonathan.

A most interesting book for anyone who wants to learn more about genealogy, the history of slavery and slave relations and freedom.  Hans Jonathan was born to a slave mother in St Croix in the West Indies.  He was transported to Copenhagen and later escaped to Iceland.  And the tale goes on from there to trace his descendants in Iceland and North America.  A powerful piece of research, which is still ongoing.

 

All Things Nantucket June 17, 2017

Moby Dick Mary Morrell Folger  Working on my genealogy this morning I found a reference remotely connecting an ancestor to Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick.  And this novel of course makes me think of that magical island of Nantucket.  One of the daughters of Isaac Morrill, my 9th Great Grandfather, married a Folger and Mary Morrill Folger is mentioned in the novel.

 

Smith Coat Of Arms

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Coat of Arms,Genealogy,Heraldry — Janet @ 3:13 pm

09c741a0-dc16-4a96-a9f5-08dc1bccb32b  Another Coat of Arms – I am struck by the simple artistry of this one.  Elegant.

 

Lundy Coat Of Arms June 8, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Coat of Arms,Genealogy,Heraldry — Janet @ 2:24 pm

COA Lundy Lundy Coat of Arms        Another strong image in red and yellow to add to my “collection”.     Sir John Lundy was my 15th Great Grandfather.

 

Current Reading – June 2017 June 6, 2017

IMG_3375  Non fiction – full of footnotes – fascinating reading!   Increasing my knowledge and understanding of the early settlers of Essex County Massachusetts.  And I’m finding a number of familiar names which I will follow up and see if they are actually my ancestors.