Our Ancestors’ Fascinating Journey Part VI

Our Ancestors’ Fascinating Journey Part VI  The Year of Our Lord 1637. After this recent hiatus, it may be well to refresh our memories as to what this blog is all about. In Part I we asked you to imagine that it’s the mid-1600’s.  To close your eyes and envision yourself sitting with William and …

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19th Century Saltworks Represent Yankee Ingenuity

By D. Scott Nickerson, M.D. As the Nickerson Family Association’s project to rescue the 1829 Caleb Nickerson House got underway, I noticed the biographical vignette about Caleb #219 in The Nickerson Family Part 2.  I was curious about the mention in his will of “2800 feet of saltworks, store and mills.” As I investigated more, …

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Per K.: The life of Anna C. Kingsbury, Genealogist to William E. Nickerson

By Debra Lawless (This article appeared in slightly different form in The Journal of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society, Spring 2013.) This is the story of the remarkable three-decade collaboration of William Emery Nickerson, who founded the Nickerson Family Association in Chatham, and Anna Chandler Kingsbury, his genealogist. In June 1897 Nickerson organized a reunion …

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