A Genealogy Visit to Connecticut During the Waning Days of the Covid Pandemic

WEDNESDAY,  5 MAY 2021 The Boating Genealogists trip to Wethersfield Connecticut was a pilgrimage of sorts.  I wrote in my book Discover Your Roots! How I found My North American and Revolutionary War Ancestors that I traced my Wright family ancestry back to Thomas Wright, one of the first settlers of Wethersfield, and several of the Ten Adventurers, Robert Seeley, Nathaniel Foote, Robert Rose, William Swayne, and possibly John … Continue reading A Genealogy Visit to Connecticut During the Waning Days of the Covid Pandemic

Early Petoskey Settlers, The Shaws

This is an account of two early Petoskey Michigan settlers, Charles Nahum Shaw and his wife Emma Eliza (Shattuck) Shaw. Charles Nahum Shaw was born in 1836. His family moved from Massachusetts to Camden, Michigan by the time Charles was 7 years old. Similarly Emma’s family moved from New York in the late 1840s, first to Sylvania Ohio where Emma was born, and then to … Continue reading Early Petoskey Settlers, The Shaws