The Massachusetts Studies Network


Family History

This group is to help people researching family members in Massachusetts.

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Latest Activity: Jan 26, 2014

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Alexander M. Thatcher of Northampton and Great Barrington 2 Replies

I have been looking a very long time for the family of my great-great-grandfather Alexander M. Thatcher without any success. The closest I've gotten to a lead is finding out that many people who…Continue

Tags: lee, connecticut, river, east, northampton

Started by Debbie Winchell (Loving Dove). Last reply by Debbie Winchell (Loving Dove) Aug 31, 2010.

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Comment by Debbie Winchell (Loving Dove) on January 26, 2014 at 14:35

Brazies of Berkshire County:  It looks as though the Native American ancestry in some Brazie families may be due to my Winchell family.

Comment by Debbie Winchell (Loving Dove) on June 15, 2013 at 0:16

I was just given copies of many photos of family members.  My grandfather had burned all he had in the 1960s.  I didn't know what many relatives looked like.  Still no photo of the Civil War vet John L. Winchell Sr., though.

Comment by Joanne Riley on August 30, 2010 at 18:15
Family history and genealogy are such great doorways into primary source research and in understanding our communities in a deeper way. My current project is trying to get information on Mary and John Murphy, my ancestors in 1860s Boston - I call it the "Needle in a Haystack" problem :)
Comment by Heather Cole on January 21, 2010 at 14:35
Hi! I haven't done any work on my family history in ages.... my binders of notes are collecting dust in my attic. Hopefully you folks will help inspire me to get back to work!

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