Wednesday, November 30, 2011

First year

A year ago, we started by looking at Henry and Ann and their kids. At that time, we didn't have much more to go on then the book by Thomas Simpson Lunt.

Since then, we've followed several paths. There is a whole lot more to do.

For now, let's look at the most popular post for this first year.
  • George C. (March) -- There is a link to this post from the Wikipedia page on Lunt Silversmiths which closed recently. It was an interesting post to research as the material touched upon many collateral families that had been seen before.
  • Great Migration (February) -- It was nice to see the results of this project. They are about 1/2 way done. A big benefit is that the effort scrutinizes material related to families and then does a summary based upon those things that are of value. That is, a whole lot of speculation is dropped many times when the appropriate mixture of documents is seen. As well, things that may need just a little more support are mentioned, rather than just thrown out as if there were no justification.
  • Newbury (January) -- This was done after finding out about the Sons & Daughters of the First Settlers. Of course, the area itself is interesting. Ipswich was the larger area which then split. The motivation, many times, was to have a church that was more easily accessible due to the need for getting there on time. Ipswich's History has a section about the early efforts at establishing Newbury and its close-by cities.
  • Henry and Ann (December) -- When one looks at the family tree for any Henry descendant, one finds all sort of other families, many of whom were early into Newbury. And, there are many stories to find out about. At some point, we will need to collect names of the many who are descendants, especially those from other families.
  • Henry Lunt (May) -- This post came about from finding Lunt associated with John Paul Jones. Coopers writes up an interesting side to this relationship.
This is the order as of today for all views over the year; this list can change. For instance, over the past month there were other posts of interest: Two generations, Col Pickering, and grandson Henry. In that last post, we see how other families can fill in the missing information.

In other words, good genealogy work seems to look at siblings at each generation. Too, something is added about the families into which the children married.


10/30/2011 --

Modified: 10/30/2011