Monthly Archives: March 2018


The English origin of Edward Babbitt, the immigrant ancestor, has long been uncertain. Not even The Babbitt Family History, published in 1875, offers any meaningful guidance. Edward Bobet-Bobbett-Babbitt, according to the history, first appears in Plymouth court records in 1643, … Continue reading

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Canterbury Connections

Do you have ancestors who were born, baptized, married, or buried in Canterbury, Kent, England? After coming across this magnificent map of the ancient city it only seemed appropriate to post it and a bit of information here as a … Continue reading

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Wheeler Power in Old Concord

The stories of two, three, four, and even five brothers who left the Old World and came together to settle in the New World are legend. But have you heard about the Wheeler clan of Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England? The adult … Continue reading

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Anomaly or Something Else?

Sometimes family records reveal more than the expected birth, death, and marriage information. Sometimes you come across something that makes you go hmmmm. While updating my husband’s Nurse family history I came across one of those odd things. Francis Nurse, … Continue reading

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Why “luck” ended my #52Ancestors pursuits

After ten weeks of following Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts I decided it was time to move on. I was finding myself diverted from my own blogging to only focusing on how to come up with … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Pilgrim Women: Strength and Courage

The tenth of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Strong Woman Women. It is impossible for me to single out a strong woman in my ancestry. There are far too many of them to count. However, … Continue reading

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