My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Have You Heard the Latest?

1940 US Census Project Update
Release of Images in Two Days!



Get Ready, Get Set . . .

Thank you for your interest in the 1940 US Federal Census. This will be the last email you receive on behalf of the 1940 US Census Community Project before the images start to become available online.
 

What You Can Expect on April 2

The 1940 US Census Community Project is creating an index to the 1940 US Federal Census that will be made available for free. This is a joint effort between Archives, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, hundreds of societies, and tens of thousands of individual volunteers. The resulting index will be made available on the websites of the primary sponsors.
 
On the morning of Monday, April 2, NARA will release the digital images of the 1940 census to multiple parties, including the 1940 US Census Community Project. We will immediately start uploading these 3.6 million images to servers, where they will become available online over time.The ability for people to start accessing some of these images through the community project will take hours, not minutes.
 
As the first five states are loaded to servers, corresponding projects will be set up to index those images as state projects. We anticipate the first five states will be available for volunteer indexing by 10pm EDT.
 
The first five states to be loaded and ready for indexing on April 2 are the following:
  • Delaware
  • Virginia
  • Kansas
  • Oregon
  • Colorado
The process of uploading images and setting up indexing projects by state will continue until all of the states and territories for this project are published, which may take up to two weeks to complete. Every day more images will be made available for browsing and indexing, so you will want to check back often to see which states are available.
 
The indexing process will be taking place through FamilySearch indexing. If you are already a FamilySearch indexing volunteer, these 1940 census projects will appear as new projects in the indexing software. No new software download or registration process is necessary to participate. If you are not currently a volunteer but want to participate in this historic opportunity, get started by downloading the indexing software and registering today.
 

What You Can Do Now

  1. Download and install the indexing software
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  2. Learn how to index the 1940 US Census
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Surname Saturday -- Massey of Salem, MA

Massey is one of my oldest lines in Massachusetts. My direct lines are in green and if you would like sources or information, please contact me.



Generation No. 1


1.JEFFREY MASSEY was born ABT 1591 in of Knutsford, County Cheshire, England, and died 9 NOV 1676 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married ELLEN FOX 1631 in Poss. Wyenbury, Cheshire, England. She died 1679.
Child of JEFFREY MASSEY and ELLEN FOX was:
+2  i.JOHN MASSEY was born 1631 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 SEP 1710 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 2


2.JOHN MASSEY (JEFFREY MASSEY1) was born 1631 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 SEP 1710 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married SARAH WELLS 27 APR 1658 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of THOMAS WELLS and ABIGAIL WARNER. She died AFT 1704.
Children of JOHN MASSEY and SARAH WELLS were:
3  i.Jeffrey MASSEY was born 14 MAY 1664, and died 10 MAR 1716 in Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Margaret ALLEN. He married Martha AUGER 9 NOV 1700 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
4  ii.John MASSEY was born 6 OCT 1665, and died AFT 1739.
5  iii.Daniell MASSEY was born 6 MAR 1666, and died 16 OCT 1702 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
6  iv.Thomas MASSEY was born 5 DEC 1667, and died 19 DEC 1667 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+7  v.SARAH MASSEY was born 25 JUL 1669 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 NOV 1728 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
8  vi.Abigail MASSEY was born 26 DEC 1671 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 8 DEC 1738. She married Hilliard WILLIAMS. She married Jonathan ARCHER 8 NOV 1699.
9  vii.Thomas MASSEY was born 8 MAR 1673, and died 12 NOV 1676.
10  viii.Thomas MASSEY was born 22 MAR 1674, and died 21 NOV 1673 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
11  ix.Thomas MASSEY was born 1677, and died AFT 1730. He married Abigail WILLIAMS 3 JAN 1698 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary WILLIAMS (HOLL) BEF 1717 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
12  x.Nathaniel MASSEY was born ABT 1679, and died 17 OCT 1739 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Rebecca TOMPKINS 4 NOV 1708 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She died 1735.



Generation No. 3


7.SARAH MASSEY (JOHN MASSEY2, JEFFREY MASSEY1) was born 25 JUL 1669 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 NOV 1728 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Charter Street Cemetery, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married MILES WARD 16 SEP 1697 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of JOSHUA WARD and HANNAH FLINT. He was born 11 MAR 1674 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 29 AUG 1764 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Charter Street Cemetery, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of SARAH MASSEY and MILES WARD were:
13  i.Joshua WARD was born 15 AUG 1699 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 DEC 1779 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah TREVETT 17 SEP 1722 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Lydia Burrill HAWKES 21 JAN 1745 in Marblehead, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+14  ii.MILES WARD was born 18 APR 1704 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 JUN 1792 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
15  iii.John WARD was born 7 JUL 1707 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Hannah HIGGINSON 26 SEP 1734 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
16  iv.Ebenezer WARD was born 10 APR 1710 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 MAR 1791 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Rachel PICKMAN 23 OCT 1735 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She was born ABT 1718, and died 7 JAN 1789 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.