Monthly Archives: February 2015

Our Shoemaking Ancestors in Massachusetts

(Hamilton/Pepper) One of the titles of a chapter in my Biographical Sketch of John Prouty Pepper is “Shoemaker.” Shoe-making became a huge activity in parts of Massachusetts beginning in the 18th century. In the 1850 US Census my 3rd Great-Grandfather … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Isn’t Amy a Modern Name?…NOT

Which of you, after doing family history research for years, has come across a name that seems odd or somehow doesn’t seem to fit in with the family or time period? I have a few of those. I have a … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Salem Witch Hunt

One of the most disturbing events in early New England History are the Salem Witch Trials which lasted from February 1692 to May 1693. Was your ancestor accused or an accuser? If you had ancestors living in Salem Village (now … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Search British Records at Ancestry for FREE!

From February 6th through the 8th you can search the British records at Ancestry.com for free! So get searching today! Enjoy!

Posted in Genealogy | Leave a comment