Category Archives: Surnames

Marriage record reveals grandparents names

It’s always exciting to get new information, especially from a primary source, after hitting a brick wall for so long.  I just received a scanned image of my paternal grandparent’s marriage record in Boston, MA from October 6, 1914 that … Continue reading

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Related to Jane Austen?

JANE AUSTEN Known to many by her writings, endeared to her family by the varied charms of her characters and ennobled by her Christian faith and piety was born at Steventon in the County of Hants. December 16 1775 and … Continue reading

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Living History at Christmas

It has become an annual tradition at the West Springfield Covenant Community Church, MA, where my Uncle Al LaValley is pastor, to treat the community to a living nativity. And for many of my family members who participate, they are … Continue reading

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