probates, and land deeds for my colonial New England ancestors over
on FamilySearch, discovered some new stories about the lives of some
of them, and was able to get together with fellow geneabloggers twice
this past fall! My favorite blogposts of the past year reflect all of that:
journal of William Brewster, a noted naturalist who visited Upton, Maine
back in 1907. Among other things, he spent some time visiting with my
2x great grandparents Jonathan P. & Louisa (Richardson)West and wrote
about it. I transcribed that journal entry for my blog.
TROUBLE IN PARADISE PT1
This was the first of a series of posts concerning the years long struggle
between two factions in the early church congregation in Newbury, Ma.
This fascinated me because I had ancestors on both sides of the argument,
My personal conclusions of whether my ancestress Sarah Herrick who
married my 5x great grandfather was a Herrick widow or a Herrick by
I'd done quite a few blogposts about the escapades of my Essex County
ancestors, Last year I told some stories from the Plymouth Colony Court
records about my rowdy Pilgrim forefathers, starting with this series about
John Barnes, who apparently never had a bit of a drinking problem.
ancestors and wanted to know what it meant. I found out it referred to
a group of colonial militiamen in the Queen Anne's War.
some ancestors. I'd never heard of such a thing and asked my genealogy
friends on Facebook what they might know abut them This post has their
A post and photos about the Bash down in Eastham, Ma.
most viewed post on West in New England.
And this has all the great entries to the Civil War Challenge.
These were my favorites, but I enjoy writing all my blogposts for West in New
England. I hope that my readers enjoy them too!