The Genealogy of your Christmas Tree

This year when you are unwrapping your Christmas tree ornaments I have a fun idea for you and your family.  Do you ever pause and recall when you purchased various ornaments?  Do you have some ornaments that have adorned your Christmas tree for decades?  These family heirlooms mean a great deal to me and my […]

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Remembering the forgotten witnesses of the Revolutionary War this Fourth of July

In my family the tradition of climbing into the car and going to the local football field to watch the fireworks on July 4th is forever etched into my memory. However I can still remember my grandmother telling me stories about my 4th great-grandfather Capt. Jonathan Poor (1737-1807) of Newbury, Massachusetts on the Fourth of […]

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Remembering Great Uncle Fred: A soldier from the Great War – no longer forgotten.

Thanks to Patricia Greber’s “Let’s Honour our Military Ancestors in November“ Challenge  – I thought I might share another World War I veteran story which only ended last year. My grand-father James Albert George Lambert, Jr. was born on the island of Saint Pierre and Miqueleon, France in 1887.  This small island on the southern […]

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Massachusetts Archives Collection (1629-1799) now available Online

Sometimes you accidentally stumble upon a goldmine online.  I am happy to report that the Massachusetts Archives Collection has now a  digitized collection.  In 1987 I started using the Massachusetts Archives Collection 1629-1799 (328 microfilms) when I worked on the reference staff at the Mass. State Archives.  These volumes are a wonderful source for Massachusetts […]

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