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An area in the US comprised of the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island

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Finding sources for Kent Family Genealogy?

In my family history research, I found this book about Kent family genealogy: “History and Genealogy Of The Kent Family. Descendants of Richard Kent, Sen. who came to America in 1633” By E.J. Dale ...
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Was this Susannah's first or second marriage?

I found a marriage "record" published in a compilation (New England Marriages Prior to 1700): BROWN, William & Susannah [HARDING], w John; 27 Oct 1699; Eastham I am not sure what w stands for ...
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Who was the father of Thomas Jocelyn/Joslin who emigrated to Massachusetts in the Increase (1635)

It is well documented that Thomas Jocelin/Josselyn/Joslin/Jostlin (1592-1660) emigrated to the Massachusetts Colony on the Increase in 1635 with his wife Rebecca and children Rebecca, Dorothy, ...
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Is genealogy compiled in 1922 for Stowell family of Higham, MA generally accurate?

In a previous question I enquired, in part, in re the general accuracy of this sort of compiled genealogy to which @janmurphy gave me an excellent and well-reasoned answer. I am particularly ...
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Searching for birth record for Lucy Pratt Stowell b circa 1813 Norfolk/Plymouth Co, MA

As per my original question(s) here: How accurate do late 20th century Genealogical histories of New England in early 19th century tend to be? I am searching for a birth record for Lucy P. Stowell (N....
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How accurate do late 20th century Genealogical histories of New England in early 19th century tend to be?

I am sure there is a term or phrase for this sort of publication-- but unfortunately I don't know the correct one! I have used/referred to "Christopher Noble of Portsmouth, N.H. and some of his ...
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Where can I find information on buildings that have been demolished?

I'd appreciate suggestions from anyone who has traced the history of houses, multi-family residences, and commercial buildings, on how to find more information about buildings which no longer exist. ...
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Locating New England telegraph man (Lemuel Keyser Preston) ca1850?

Charles H. Dillion, a 20th-century Texas telegraph man and author, called Lemuel Keyser "L. K." Preston the "pioneer of the telegraph in Texas."1 According to his earlier 1852 marriage record (...
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Who were the children of Jacob Fisher and Sarah Hodges? [closed]

Page 27 of the Sharon, Massachusetts Vital Records show Jacob Fisher and his wife Sarah had a son Jacob born 30 Apr 1776: Jacob, s. of Jacob and Sarah, Apr. 30, 1776 Page 94 of those records show ...
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Ancestry of Christian Penn (d. 1684; m. Francis Eaton, then Francis Billington, both of Mayflower)?

Does anyone know the ancestry of Christian (or Christina) Penn, who came to Plymouth colony on the Ann in 1623? She married first Francis Eaton (Mayflower) then Francis Billington (another Mayflower ...
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Seeking info on Phoebe Paine, born 9 Aug 1762

I am seeking information on my 5*great grandmother, Phoebe Paine. She was born 9 Aug 1762 and married Elijah Hannum in Belchertown, MA on 4 Mar 1792. I already have information on her husband, his ...
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How to find wife's maiden name in New England in the 1700s?

All too often it seems I have a family in New England in the 1700s where I know the father and several children but only have a given name for the mother in the family. (The children's birth records ...
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Researching a New England sea captain prior to the US Revolution

My many-greats grandfather, James Newton Sparrell (~1740-1773), was a sea captain who settled in Scituate, MA after marrying Ruth Vinal, a local. Verbal tradition has that he was born in England, ...