this book is a mine of information re the settlement of my hometown area. Combine this with all the information regarding my ancestors – who came when and from where – I’ve got a lot of mixing and matching to do. Bonanza!
1629 Portrait July 21, 2017
1629 Portrait of A Gentleman and His Wife
Could this couple be in my genealogy? I ask myself.
A Work In Progress June 20, 2017
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
Current Reading – June 2017 June 6, 2017
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.
1619 Marriage In Cambridge England March 5, 2017
This is All Saints Church in England where my 9X Great Grandparents were married in 1619. They emigrated to North America in 1623 on the ship “Anne & Little James”. They were early settlers in Plymouth Colony.
Distant Ancestor July 30, 2016
Robert Keyes – early immigrant – one of the founders of Watertown Massachusetts
Watertown is adjacent to my hometown of Belmont.
Photo below: Cemetery associated with Robert Keyes
Immigrant Ship July 27, 2016
One of the Immigrant ships sailing between England and America
Old Burying Ground July 26, 2016
Old Burying Ground Ipswich Massachusetts
How many of my ancestors are buried here? Research continues. Major John Whipple for one.
Exploring My Genealogy June 13, 2016
Angel Gabriel Shipwreck So far all I have found in my genealogy are ancestors who were born in England and came to New England, not as the original Pilgrims in 1620, but a bit later as part of the Great Migration of immigrants after 1630. They came mainly from 1630-1635 and were my 6th-8th Great Grandparents. They were the ones who were not shipwrecked! I wonder what proportion of ships were lost in the crossing, for crossing the Atlantic in ships of sail in the 1600’s was a perilous journey.
My family tree keeps getting heavier as the branches grow. I now have data for 2745 ancestors and I’m feeling overwhelmed. Even the number of named immigrants is overwhelming – approximately 500 and still climbing.