Welcome! I really enjoy exchanging information with people and love that this blog helps with that. I consider much of my research as a work in progress, so please let me know if you have conflicting information. Some of the surnames I'm researching:

Many old Cape families including Kelley, Eldredge/idge, Howes, Baker, Mayo, Bangs, Snow, Chase, Ryder/Rider, Freeman, Cole, Sears, Wixon, Nickerson.
Many old Plymouth County families including Washburn, Bumpus, Lucas, Cobb, Benson.
Johnson (England to MA)
Corey (Correia?) (Azores to MA)
Booth, Jones, Taylor, Heatherington (N. Ireland to Quebec)
O'Connor (Ireland to MA)
My male Mayflower ancestors (only first two have been submitted/approved by the Mayflower Society):
Francis Cooke, William Brewster, George Soule, Isaac Allerton, John Billington, Richard Warren, Peter Browne, Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller, James Chilton, John Tilley, Stephen Hopkins, and John Howland.
Female Mayflower ancestors: Mary Norris Allerton, Eleanor Billington, Mary Brewster, Mrs. James Chilton, Sarah Eaton, and Joan Hurst Tilley.
Child Mayflower ancestors: Giles Hopkins, (possibly) Constance Hopkins, Mary Allerton, Francis Billington, Love Brewster, Mary Chilton, Samuel Eaton, and Elizabeth Tilley.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Book Review: North End Papers 1618-1880 Newburyport, Massachusetts by Oliver B. Merrill

Book Review: North End Papers 1618-1880 Newburyport, Massachusetts: Development of the North End of the City, by Oliver B. Merrill, transcribed by Margaret Peckham Motes, 2007, Clearfield Company by Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore.

Newburyport native Oliver Merrill wrote stories about Newburyport’s North End that were published in 1906 and 1908 in the Newburyport Daily News. Margaret Peckham Motes transcribed the articles for this book, helping to make the history of this beautiful, historic coastal town accessible. Merrill writes about the history of ownership of some of the older homes in the neighborhood, the people that lived there, origin of street names, and local industry which included a distillery and a variety of factories. 

Motes added 27 black and white photographs of North End homes and commercial buildings, as well as a vintage map of the area. 

This slim volume is 127 pages and is fully indexed. It would be a wonderful addition to anyone interested in the history of this Newburyport neighborhood. 

Disclosure: Genealogical Publishing Company provided a copy of this book for me to review.