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Many of Our Ancestors Were Mariners

It endlessly amazes — and amuses — me as to how little we know about our colonial ancestors. Were any of your ancestors merchant adventurers? mariners? seamen? ship masters? crewmen? dock or warehouse workers? These were very knowledgeable and worldly … Continue reading

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Americae 1570

How much do we really know about the world our early colonial ancestors left behind? Do we see them only as primitive uninformed pioneers carving out the New England landscape and building new homes, creating pastures, orchards, and gardens, and … Continue reading

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