Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury

If you had ancestors in New England, you’ll eventually find family members inold_families_salisbury_amesbury Amesbury or Salisbury, Massachusetts or so it seems.

I’m constantly amazed at how many descendants of my ancestors eventually found their way to these to cities in addition to my ancestors who lived and died in those fair cities.

During my fist cross country trip to research my ancestry, I scheduled a ‘full’ day to find the records and burial locations of my ancestors in those two cities.  Oh, the foolishness of youth!  The first stop in Amesbury awakened me to the fact that I couldn’t walk through the first cemetery I encountered just reading headstone inscriptions in one day, let alone find the records I needed and visit the other cemeteries that I thought had the graves of family members.

Fortunately, a kind fellow tombstone reader, told me about the book “The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts”  I’d missed the reference to it at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City but vowed to find it when I next visited there.  Many of my family members are listed on its pages.  Reading it before my initial trip to Massachusetts would have made the trip a lot more productive.

Thanks to Google Books, this great resources is online for all of us to read at our convenience at home at any time of the day.

Copyright (c) Lee Drew 2013-01-29 07:00:00
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