Tag: Snow family

How Sweet It Is!

I couldn’t resist this title. The remaining surname of my great grandparents that I haven’t yet posted about is Sweet. Imagine: I have Sweet and Salt and Snow and Minor and Coffin as last names, along with Boothby, Earhart, and

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Roadtrip to Becket (Again!)

I just returned from a 2 1/2 day roadtrip, with my sister, to Becket Massachusetts and environs.  This was another of our short trips intended to get my sister out of town and away for a short time, and to

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Return on investment, or why it pays to contact local people

I’ve recently had several experiences that remind me how useful it can be to use your email to ask discrete questions about a family line you’re following.  Phone calls work the same way – but calling England doesn’t occur to

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Best headstone yet!

This quintessential New England church is the First Congregational Church in Becket Massachusetts.  I think that it was built around 1850 as a replacement for the older church that had originally served this village.  There is a small plaque on

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Road Trip to Connecticut

The middle of the fourth week in June, after school let out, my sister and I headed to the northeastern corner of Connecticut on a short vacation and genealogy trip.  I am the genealogist in our family, but my sister

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