Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New England Books by Roger Thompson

This past year the opportunity to read New England books written by Roger Thompson occurred several times. Roger teaches at the University of East Anglia in England during the school year and often spends time in New England to explore the early settlers. His book, Divided We Stand, Watertown, Massachusetts 1630-1680, is a phenomenal history of a place and time where at least eight of my early ancestral families lived. Even though it only has 201 pages of the actual text, there are an additional 50 pages of end notes. This is followed by an index of ten pages, which does not appear to include the end notes.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentine's Week Reflections

This has been an amazing week. A week ago we were snowed in and home bound entertaining our youngest granddaughter. Then when we exchanged this granddaughter for her older sister after the great thaw began, it was on to a week full of genealogy happenings.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SLIG 2014 Part IV - Conclusion of Group Project

This concludes the summary of our group project. Last week the focus was on the census records for George C. Pollard, his father James Pollard and his son George C. Pollard. Now comes the really juicy stuff, the kind of documents that help us come to know the family members better.