Welcome to this brand-new Message Board. I requested that it be started up this week, and it only took a few days for it to be approved.
Please feel free to post a query about any ancestor, or late relative, who lived in any State in .New England. at any time.
And, if you do not subscribe to it, please know that there is a Mailing List on the subject: NEW-ENG-GEN
I haven't had time to read all the rules of the Message Boards, which are slightly different than the rules of the Mailing Lists. But, I'll try to do that during the coming week.
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
(on Lists for 10 yrs.; now an Admin for 9 Lists,
and now 3 Boards)
Since I and my grandparents have always been in New England, and I've been researching for over 20 yrs., I have most of the names on my family-tree. Of course, that doesn't include all my .brick-walls. Unfortunately, I've never had the time to create a data base. But, what I've done is post all my information on the Lists and Boards. I do that for 2 reasons, one is to help other researchers, and the other is so I can go back and refer to it when I need to.
On my father's side, some surnames are: KIDDER, WILKINS, CROSBY, HUTCHINSON, RICE, and then LEWIS, CORKILL, etc.
On my mother's side, I have DEXTER, CLARK, HENDERSON, KERR, HANNAH, RITCHIE, etc. (And her mother was an orphan, and I only have an educated-guess that the DEXTER / CLARK Adoptive parents were her actual maternal grandparents.)