Massachusetts Library Lecture – Sat, 4 Apr – Braintree, MA

Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington St., Braintree, Massachusetts.For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420 or visit www.thayerpubliclibrary.net Program: Discovering Your Ancestry Using the InternetSpeaker: Michael BrophyWhen: Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Cost: Free and open to the public. The most popular and useful features of www.newenglandancestors.org, www.familysearch.org, www.genealogybank.com and other Internet... (Read More)

DNA Study Finds Colon Cancer Risk for Descendants of George Fry who arrived in Weymouth, MA in early 1600s

Today’s Boston Globe is reporting the important work of University of Utah Dr. Deb Neklason, “a professional geneticist and an amateur genealogist;” in tracing the family history of a gene that causes colon cancer through many generations of the descendants of Colonial immigrant George Fry. She presented her findings at the national meeting of... (Read More)

Unusual Obituaries: Sir Sacheverell Reresby Sitwell

Speaking of unusual obituaries. See this one from GenealogyBank – published in today’s (3 April 2009) Boston Globe. Sir Sacheverell Reresby Sitwell, son of the late Sir George Sitwell (author of The History of the Fork and inventor of a revolver for shooting wasps).Boston Globe, (MA) – April 3, 2009Sacheverell Reresby Sitwell; restored hall... (Read More)

Need help writing an obituary?

You can find all types of helpful advice in newspapers. This humorous advice on writing an obituary is from today’s New London (CT) Day (3 April 2009). It wasn’t written on April Fool’s Day – but it sure could have been. This video clip is by Day reporter Rick Koster. You can view the... (Read More)