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Elizabeth Handler
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Tuesday's Tip ~ Massachusetts Town and Vital Records at Ancestry.com
I have been researching my Davenport ancestry and have gotten back to 17th century Dorchester, Massachusetts. Ancestry.com has a very useful database called the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 . From the description of the database: Massach...

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1925 New York State Census ~ Morris Goldstein
Genealogists are familiar with the United State Federal Census, which has been taken every ten years since 1790. The most recent federal census in which we can find our ancestors is the 1940 U.S. Census. Many states also took censuses in between the federal...

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NERGC Interview ~ Diahan Southard
The 14th biennial New England Regional Genealogical Consortium will be held in Springfield, Massachusetts from April 26-29. Visit the website for all the conference information and register before February 28 to get the early bird discount! Several New Engl...

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NERGC Interview ~ Maureen Taylor
The 14th biennial New England Regional Genealogical Consortium will be held in Springfield, Massachusetts from April 26-29. Visit the website for all the conference information and register before February 28 to get the early bird discount! Several New Engl...

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Two Unknown Men, Tintype
This tintype is about 3" x 4.25". I know it came from my mother's
family, but I don't know for sure which grandparent it came from, so he
could be a relative on the Copeland or Greeley line (my grandfather) or
the Hunter or Lysle line (my grandmother).

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Unknown Man, Tintype
This framed tintype is about 2" by 2.5". I know it came from my mother's family, but I don't know for sure which grandparent it came from, so he could be a relative on the Copeland or Greeley line (my grandfather) or the Hunter or Lysle line (my grandmother).

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Wordless Wednesday ~ M. B. Adsit and C. C. Adsit Jr. Circa 1893
The back has my grandmother's distinctive handwriting: M. B. Adsit (Mary Bowman (Ashby) Adsit) C. C. Adsit Jr. (Charles Chapin Adsit, Jr.) (The very light penciled handwriting in the upper right-hand corner is my handwriting, clarifying that this is Mary B....

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Cousin Israel (in Israel)
Another of the many photographs from my mother-in-law that came from her father's family in Romania and Israel in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I am sharing them here in hopes of reconnecting with this branch of my husband's family. The translation of the Yi...

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Unknown Wedding Couple in Romania or Israel
Another photographs from my mother-in-law that came from her father's family in Romania and Israel in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I am sharing them here in hopes of reconnecting with this branch of my husband's family. This one has both Yiddish and Romania...

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Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2016
Geneablogger Jill Ball, of GeniAus , suggests that genealogists celebrate the positives for the past year. My 2016 successes are listed below: 1. An elusive ancestor I found was (collateral relative) James J. H. Brown, a first cousin 4x removed. See his obi...
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