Sunday, April 7, 2013

Massachusetts Roots

This post is a mental reminder of the great book resources I found researching the Macy family of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The Macy family had many marriages with the Coffin, Folger, Starbuck, Barnard, and Coleman families. Below is a list of books found on

The Coleman family : descendants of Thomas Coleman, of Nantucket, in line of the oldest son, 10 geneartions, 1602-1898 - 296 years
Author: Silas Bunker Coleman
Published in Detroit, Michigan, 1898

Genealogy of the Macy Family from 1635-1868
Author Silvanus Jenkins Macy
Publisher: Joel Munsell, 1868

The Coffin family : the life of Tristram Coffyn, of Nantucket, Mass., founder of the family line in America; together with reminiscences and anecdotes of some of his numerous descendants, and some historical information concerning the ancient families named Coffyn (1881)
Allen Coffin, b. 1836
Publisher: Nantucket, Hussey & Robinson, 1881

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Rootstech 2013

I loved the fact that I can watch live sessions from the Rootstech conference. I especially enjoyed Syd Lieberman's keynote. He had such a wonderful way of weaving the story about his family into an interesting story. My next favorite of the streaming sessions was Laura Prescott's Researching Ancestors Online. She introduced me to some great sites I have never considered. And of course the always funny David Pogue. Thanks all for such a great show.

Here are some great links - One stop shop for searching and locating historical archives. - I think I can seen this one before but I think I need to use it more often. - Great government website for finding long lost places. - This looks great. I will definitely be checking this one out. - A fantastic map collection. I checked this one out and will be going back often.

EIU's Digital collections - I already knew that Eastern Illinois University held many collections but I didn't realize how many of the collections are online. Thanks so much Laura Prescott for the great tip! - Another great link thanks to Laura Prescott.