Monthly Archives: January 2018

#52Ancestors: Scottish POW Table for Four

The fourth of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Invite to Dinner. It seemed a great scheme to see how many diverse and interesting ancestors I could crowd into an oversized banquet hall or line up … Continue reading

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The Morrill of this story is?

Isaac Morrill Sr. and his son, Isaac Morrill, Jr., were both living in 1690 and both resided in Salisbury, Massachusetts. These are indisputable facts. The question is this: were either of them the Isaac Morrill — or related to the … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: The Long-Living Rev. Stephen Bachiler

The third of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Longevity. The Rev. Stephen Bachilder is my 11th great grandfather. Although some sources make the claim that he died in his 100th year, it is a claim … Continue reading

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Please note .. and my sincerest apology

Spammers have found New England Roots with the intention of using the email subscription service for their own purposes. As there is no way to filter or edit the list, I have chosen to protect my honest subscribers from the … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Addie Mae & Lizzie Mae

The second of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Favorite Photo. This was a really tough one, especially for anyone with albums (and boxes … and folders) full of “favorite” photos. That said, my thoughts went … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: START with Historic Preservation Surveys

The first of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is START. After much brain-scratching it came to me that I should start by sharing a priceless gift. Every state has a free resource that few know about … Continue reading

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TUSLE: Edward Spalding’s Wives

TUSLE #4 (tying up loose ends); please see update at end of post. The first post on this blog was about Edward Spalding’s wives. Deeper digging disproves, at least in my mind, that the Edward Spalding who was among those … Continue reading

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