Love this post by my distant cousin Dan Hamilton!
Elm Hill Farm, East Main Street, Brookfield, Massachusetts
Hi, I’m Dan Hamilton.
I grew up feeling rather a mutt.
I never knew my mother, and family history was not a subject of interest to my father. I knew only the normal three generations of my father’s family and none of my mother’s.
That has all changed now, after genealogy became a passion, when I took early retirement in 2001. I have been able to fill in the blanks for hundreds of years on both sides, meet both new immediate family and distant cousins in the process, and most recently, move to the land of my paternal forefathers by buying an old farmhouse in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.
I had previously lived in New York City, and then upon retirement, moved to Dutchess County, about two hours north. As I learned about my Hamilton ancestors, I began…
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