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F is for Faith and Family. In our family we have a variety of beliefs or some that do not believe at all. One side is totally Catholic based in their religious beliefs. The other side is Protestant in their beliefs, yet even that has a range from Congregational, Methodists, Baptist Free-Will, Baptist- Southern, Baptist-Born again. The younger generations range from Atheist, Native American, Celtic Mother Earth and Wicca in their beliefs. Myself

I choose to believe in the existent of God everlasting support. I support each family member in their choice of belief system as best I can. If they need clothing, money for missionary work, healing energy, hugs, prayers it is provided within my ability to do so. Sometimes is is a donation for a fundraiser of a frame photograph, collection of food and clothes to be sent and starting a prayer line with my friends on Facebook.

It seems that my ancestors were almost as diversified as our more recent family members. I have to add Quakers,  Seven Day Advents and Mormons to the mix. My ancestors had to move to continue practicing their faith. Some cross the ocean to Colonial America, others crossed the wilderness America from coast to coast, north and south to Canada and Mexico.

It doesn't matter who we are or what time, Faith and Family were connected to how we lived#
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Thank you for the Ariel view of my old haunting grounds.
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+June Butka Thank you, June, for watching. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm planning to head back to Sutton in the next few weeks to get more video. I have a new, better drone that takes stunning video, and I'm expecting some really great footage. Stay tuned, and thanks for watching.
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Twice now I have gone to the Newburyport Massachusetts Library; both times I forgot to take a photo of library.

I did take one of the Boardwalk.

Goal for next visit in two weeks - TAKE A PHOTO of the LIBRARY!!!
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http://bit.ly/1GKKI4l, check using the bitly.com shorten URL as described on Mondays with Myrt toady. 
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Here is Heather Wilkinson Rojo's Blog post about the myths of Flora Stuart.  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/02/flora-stewart-black-history-month-in.html
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Growing my family Tree like May Flowers:

May has arrived like a lamb; overcast with bits of sun, temperatures in the mid fifties and a sprinkling of rain off and on. Our flowers and gardens need the rain followed by a sunny few days to blossom.

Time to prepare the soil for a healthy garden. My ancestors planted "the three sisters:" corn, beans and squash. Each provides food and nourishment, not only for my ancestors but for each other. The corn provides a strong stalk for the beans to climb up, the squash minimizes the need for weeding while keeping the soil moist, keeping scavengers away with it's spiky leaves and the beans supplies needed nitrogen and bind the three together.

Our family trees need the same T.L.C. as gardens. My goal for the month of May is to tend to my family trees with added Tender Loving Care; to strengthen it, reduce weeds and bind it strongly together for future generations.

I have interviews planned with several family members to fill in some blanks, confirm some information and enjoy family, just because they are family.

My T.L.C. will be preparing: the base with What I know, add a little of What I want to know, sprinkle on some records to research, find, cultivate and record those records, Use the information to strengthen my tree foundations, branches, leaves and finally start the process all over again for each person. May my tree grow and reach for the sky with a sturdy base and offsprings as these sunflowers have done. 
 
Happy Family Tree Growing, everyone.
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To NERGC and Back again: Thank you Volunteers!! The New England Regional Genealogy Conference was held from 15 Apr to 18 April 2015 at the Providence Rhode Island Convention Center. Welcome to the ...
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I would love to see more Ariel views of Sutton.
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Happy Mother's Day to all. My mother, Shirley Beatrice Pease Stearns, is with her Heaven Found family. I know she is still here guiding me along my path of life daily with all the lessons she taught me and I hope I have passed on tho my children. Hugs to all mother figures.
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When I'm in the search mode from my FTM2014 to the Ancestry site, I noticed media I marked private is showing. When I log into my Ancestry Account only the two public is showing. Should I be concerned that my  private media is displaying on my Ancestry search from my FTM2014 program?
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+Russ Worthington Russ I PM at FB with the screenshot.
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#"Oldest Known Person in the Untited States in 1868."

The New England Historical & Genealogical Register for the Year ending 1868 Vol XXII page 310 has  a notation of the oldest person known. Here is a transcription of the note.

"The oldest Person Known- A colored woman, Mrs. Flora Stuart, of Londonderry N.H., the Manchester American says, is the oldest person known in the United States. She was born in Boston, in 1750, and consequently is twenty-six years older than the Declaration of Independence. As she tells the story, her father and mother, when she was three months old, came into the possession of the Simpson family of Windham, N.H., as slaves and remained with them until after abolition of slavery in that State. She called her maiden name after that of her master's family, Simpson. She lived in Rockingham County, in the towns of Windham, Lononderry, and Candia from her childhood. Long ago she was left a widow, and has now living two sons and a daughter."

This small paragraph has a goldmine of information, for the descendants of Flora Simpson Stuart; the Simpson family of Windham descendants; anyone looking for news of the time "Manchester American"; and the social beliefs before and after the revolution. 

I'm posting this in hopes that it may reach some of those descendants.
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+Dave Robison Here is the link that Heather Wikinson Rojo wrote about the Flora Stuart myths.  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/02/flora-stewart-black-history-month-in.html
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"My legacy people," states ran out of memory. I was trying to find connections with Family Search, when this happened. Trying something new in the Legacy tabs. What did I do wrong?
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hmm I wonder what is up with that - whether that is a change on FamilySearch's side or Legacy's side. It would be good to know because some people do connect them. I wish these companies would put a note on their site if there are issues so we would know. (ah perfect world).
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Another #NERGC  moment. Heather Wilkinson Rojo made a beautiful poster for the GeneaBlogger table in the Exhibit Hall. 
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Stearns Family History Research on the following Surnames for the first five generations

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Fletcher
Nelson
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Emerson
Hastings
Babb
Colby
Martin
Marshall
Knowlton
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Most of my ancestors were from the six New England states; New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island. 
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Where in the State is Mom?: Graduation Reflections: Pinkerton Academy original Buildings This time of year is when I reflect on my own gradu