Show Notes – New England Genealogy with David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert, A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries on Fieldstone Common
David Allen Lambert

Following are some items that were mentioned during the 10 January 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with David Allen Lambert, author of A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

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You can learn more about David Allen Lambert from the New England Historic Genealogical Society website. You can also follow David on Facebook

The book A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (2nd edition) is available for purchase from the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Please note that the 2nd edition is not available from Amazon.com, only the 1st edition is for sale there. If you purchase the book you definitely want to get the 2nd edition.

David is the tribal genealogist for the Massachuset-Ponkapoag Indians of Massachusetts. You can learn more about the Punkapoag from the Canton, Massachusetts Historical Society website and from the Stoughton History website. The Ponkapoag also have their own website. You can learn more about tribes of Massachusetts in general from the Native American Tribes of Massachusetts website.

David has written several books about the history of Stoughton, Massachusetts include:

  • Vital records of Stoughton, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1850 (Mass. Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008)
  •  Stoughton, Images of America series (Arcadia Pub., 2001)

He also created the Stoughton History website which is now the site of the Stoughton, Massachusetts Historical Society.

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New England Genealogy with David Lambert now a Podcast

The most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring David Allen Lambert, author of the book A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries is now available as a podcast.

The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes (also below).

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Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

New England Genealogy with David Allen Lambert


This Thursday on Fieldstone Common we will speak well known New England Genealogist David Allen Lambert. During this interview we will discuss some of David’s favorite research topics such as New England cemeteries, Native Americans and African Americans. We’ll probably even talk a bit about baseball too!


David has been a staff member at the New England Historic Genealogical Society since 1993, having been a member previously. His interest in genealogy started at the young age of seven, and has increased over the past four decades. He has published several articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register; the New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Rhode Island Roots, The Mayflower Descendant, and New England Ancestorsmagazine.
His genealogical expertise includes New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century; military records; and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. He has published A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (NEHGS, 2009), and ), and various volumes of his hometown of Stoughton, Massachusetts. He recently collaborated with historian Maureen Taylor on a volume of photographic images of the Revolutionary war period – The Last Muster (Kent State University, 2010). 
David has been a Civil War re-enactor for the 12th Massachusetts Infantry. He is a Life Member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati. He is currently the tribal genealogist for the Massachuset-Punkapoag Indians of Massachusetts. He serves as Vice President and served on the Board of Directors for the Stoughton Historical Society, of which he has been a member since the age of 10. David is currently authoring the vital, church and cemetery records for the town of Stoughton, Massachusetts.
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Show Notes – In Death Lamented with Sarah Nehama

Following are some items that were mentioned during the 3 January 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Sarah Nehama, author of In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

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You can learn more about Sarah Nehama and her jewelery business from her web page. You can also follow her on Twitter.

The book In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry is available for purchase from the Amazon.com.

In addition to being a book, In Death Lamented is an exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Massachusetts. The exhibit is available for viewing through January 31, 2013. It is well worth the visit! 

The Massachusetts Historical Society, the publisher of In Death Lamented, donated two copies of the book that were given as “door prizes” during the live show. One copy went to a listener in Massachusetts and the other to a listener in Virginia. A big thank you to the Massachusetts Historical Society for  their generosity!


Fieldstone Common’s sponsor is Houstory, makers of the Home History Book and the Heirloom Registry. Fieldstone Common listeners can take 15 % off their Heirloom Registry order by visiting the Heirloom Registry at www.heirloomregistry.com, and entering FIELDSTONE – in all caps – at checkout.

Fieldstone Common greatly appreciates the support of Houstory as a sponsor. Show your support for Fieldstone Common by visiting our sponsor’s site.

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Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

In Death Lamented Now Available as a Podcast

The most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring Sarah Nehama, author of the book In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry is now available as a podcast.

The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes (also below).

Listen to internet radio with Fieldstone Common on Blog Talk Radio

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Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

In Death Lamented – The Exhibit

The In Death Lamented Exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society

In Death Lamented exhibit at
the Massachusetts Historical Society

Recently I had the opportunity to view In Death Lamented, the current exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Massachusetts.  The exhibit displays 3 centuries of Anglo-American mourning jewelry.

Hair braiding tool

Hair braiding tool

I had the pleasure of being guided through the exhibit by curator, Sarah Nehama who also happens to be this week’s guest on Fieldstone Common.

The Haven-Cheever Brooch

The exhibit contains two rooms full of mourning jewelry and supporting items such as paintings, embroidery and other items that further explain the story of mourning jewelry.  One of the more unusual items was a tool used to braid hair into tiny braids that could be placed in mourning jewelry or even used as the rope for bracelets or necklaces.

During the tour, we stopped to record Sarah speaking about the history and style of a single piece of jewelry – the Haven-Cheever Brooch. Listen to the audio clip (click play on the top of the page) to get a sense about why mourning jewelry was created.  Then listen in live on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 1pm EST to hear the full interview with Sarah Nehama.

In Death Lamented
companion book

The FREE exhibit will continue at the Massachusetts Historical Society through the end of January 2013. It is well worth the trip into Boston. For those of you who live too far to visit, there is a beautiful, color companion book which features many of the jewelery pieces on display.

Details
Exhibit: In Death Lamented, Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry
Curators: Sarah Nehama and Anne E. Bentley
Location: The Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA
Duration: Sept. 28, 2012 through Jan. 31, 2013
Cost: Free
Book: In Death Lamented by Sarah Nehama

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis