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The Bolton and the Harris rose, Wellington NZ

I was born in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.  My earliest NZ ancestors are my great great great grandparents Abraham and Sophia Harris, from Essex, England.   294 more words

New Zealand

I Could Write A Book........

   1930’s postcard from Ogunquit Maine

I could write a long book about the memories stirring in me as I view this postcard from Ogunquit Maine.

Ancestors

My Ancestor Myles Standish

  Yes this is Myles Standish of Mayflower fame.  He is my  8th  Great Grandfather.

Captain Myles Standish was an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth Colony.   208 more words

Genealogy

Church of Saint Nicholas Great Yarmouth Norfolk England

Back to my genealogy research.  This church was the place of worship for my 8X Great Grandmother Susanna Felton.  Susanna left Norfolk to come to Salem Massachusetts in the 1630’s.   7 more words

Ancestors

Jamestown

For many years we wanted to go to Jamestown Island.

Jamestown Island today is a relatively well-manicured park where tourists can visit the remains of the original settlement. 300 more words

American History

Essex County Massachusetts 1643

A number of my ancestors were early settlers in this area of New England north of Boston.

Early Settlers

Laces of Ipswich

A great find – this book, The Laces of Ipswich, The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry by Marta Cotterell Raffel is perfect for combining my interests in history, genealogy, and economics.   58 more words

Genealogy