Author Archives: Pat Shaul

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.

Reschedule original plan to add comments on the one above / below.

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 int what … Continue reading

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New Englanders in the 1600s

The Guide to Genealogical Research by Martin E Hollick was published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. I bought it because I knew I should be able to find a number of my ancestors listed. P 17 – Botsford, … Continue reading

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History of Seymour, Connecticut with Biographies and Genealogies – W. C. Sharpe

History of Seymour, Connecticut with Biographies and Genealogies by W. C. Sharpe was published by Record Print, Seymour, Connecticut in 1879. I must admit that what first caught my eye about this volume was that Seymour was one of the … Continue reading

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Rolls and Lists of Connecticut Men in the Revolution 1775 – 1783

This is Volume VII, published by the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut, 1901. I knew I had a number of ancestors that either came from or stopped for a bit in Connecticut. I was aware that my line of the … Continue reading

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Historical Sketch of the Town of Pawtucket [RI]

The Historical Sketch of the Town of Pawtucket [RI] by Rev, Messena Goodrich, per the Town Council was originally published in the centennial year, 1876. Since my Jenks branch was residing there in the early 1600s to 1700s, I decided … Continue reading

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Tioga County, New York, was a stop-over for my Jenks Line

Early on in my research into how my 4 times great-grandparents had migrated to Oakland County, Michigan, I was online in a genealogical site and when I mentioned my Jenks line, a distant cousin from New York told me I … Continue reading

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Saugus, Massachusetts was home for the family in the 1600s

I found this volume on eBay a number of years ago. Since my research indicated that 8 and 9 times great grandfathers, Joesph Jenks and his son, Joseph Jenks, Jr. both had a hand in the development and building of … Continue reading

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And Massachusetts, too…

Besides the author’s name drawing me to this work, I knew that a number of my ancestors passed through Lynn, Massachusetts in the mid 1600s. A number of ancestors appear through the book, and from pages 420 – 426, the … Continue reading

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Then there is the Connecticut Family

I had joined the Descendants of Gov Thomas Welles of Connecticut at the urging of my distant cousin. Shortly after I joined, an initial version of the above was released. Then my 10th cousin, once removed, got really busy and … Continue reading

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And then, I found Grandmother Thankful Isham – my roadblock for years.

I had been stumped as to what was next in my 5 times great grandmother, Thankful Isham, pedigree. I was stumped for a number of years and I admit this is where I stopped looking because it was too daunting. … Continue reading

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