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.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Everybody Loves Ipswich, Massachusetts


Ipswich Museum and Historical Society (above).
Visitor Center (below).

The Whipple House to the left and below.

To All Who Served Our Country


Two Houses I love. The Baker-Sutton House,  ca. 1725.
Below is the historic Crane Estate at Castle Hill, and related photos.


This Doth Testify that I
Maskonomett Did Give To
Mr. John Winthrop All That
Ground That is Betweene the
Creek Commonly Called Labour
In Vaine Creeke and The Creek 
Called Chybacko Creek. For
Wch I Doe Acknowledge To Have
Received Full Satisfaction In
Wampampeace and Other Things
And I doe Hereby Also For The
Sume of Twenty Pounds
To be Paid Unto Me By The Said
John Winthrop I doe Fully
Restone Up All My Right OF The
Whole Towne of Ipswich
As Farre as the Sounds Thereof
Shall Goe All The Woods
Meadows Pastures and Broken
Up Grounds Unto The Said
John Winthrop In The Name
Of The Rest Of The English
There Planted And I doe Bind
My Selfe To Make It Cleere
From The Claims of Any
Other Indians Whatsoever.

            Maskonomett  {His Mark}
        1637


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