Archival Notes, February 2016

Why would you think that if you saw a census head of household listing with the name Packard in 1850; Pechaw in 1860; Pekoy in 1870; Rucor in 1880 and […]

I was reminded this week why it is so important to know the first names of the family group while searching census records. Don’t believe it when you can’t find […]

From a Feb.5, 2016 BDN obit page article from the Buffalo News: A woman named Hannah Palmer who died 76 years ago finally got her obituary. She had been buried […]

Gleanings from the NEHGS e-newsletter… The NEHGS along with the Congregational Library and Archives, the Phillips Library of the Peabody Essex Museum and the Conn Conference of the United Church […]

This Old Tree, February 2016

This month’s column is a combined effort of Brenda Bourgoine and Dennis Prue. It pays to skim through genealogy books of church records as there could be an entry that […]

President’s Message, February 2016

Do you get asked “Aren’t you done tracing/chasing your ancestors yet?” The uninformed persons ask these questions obviously. If they only knew, for every question answered, more appear. A birth […]