I had planned to go ahead with the next book on my list of why each is taking up bookshelf space in my den when I got sucked into looking at the just prior book and digging deeper into what the references were telling me.
First of the references that caught my eye was The Great Migration, Immigration to New England 1634-1635 by Robert Charles Anderson. I got gob-smacked since I own the entire seven volume set – I used to buy one volume at a time with the birthday money my father used to give me (ya, they were that expensive and Pop wasn’t chintzy on his gifting). I dove into a number of ancestors.
My next moment of enlightenment was when I realized there were references to a number of publication s that I did not have but were available to me through my membership in the New England Historical and Genealogical Society membership: This gave me access to:
The American Genealogist – article on Samuel Botsford of Milford, CT
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register – article on Henry Botsford — actually on identifying his wife.
The Great Migration Begins – article on Mayflower Passenger, Edward Fuller (my direct ancestor).
Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries – grave stone of Joseph Jenks of Pawtucket.
Early New England Families Study Project – Joseph Jenks and Esther Ballard Jenks daughter Sarah.
The Great Migration Begins – article on John Howland, Mayflower Passenger,
I also pulled my copy of Mayflower Families Through Five Generations – Vol 23, parts 1, 2, 3) out of storage and put it back so I can connect John Howland to my tree.
The one book referenced but not digitized at NEHGS was The Pilgrim Migration, Immigrants to Plymouth Colony, 1620-1633. by Robert Charles Anderson. It arrives next week!
Once I go through all of these and dictate pertinent extracts into my database, I will need to make another pass through New Englanders in the 1600s.