Revolutionary New England with JL Bell is now available as a Podcast

PodcasticonbyDerickkwaThe most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring J.L. Bell discussing the Revolution in New England is now available as a podcast. This is a make-up broadcast which was originally scheduled for April 18, 2013. The sound quality, unfortunately, has a little bit of an echo but the fascinating topics are well worth the effort.

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Show Notes – Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, MA

The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Mass by Scott C. Steward and Christopher C. Child on Fieldstone CommonFollowing are some items that were mentioned during the 25 April 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Scott C. Steward and Christopher C. Child about the book The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts.

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The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts, published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is available for purchase from the New England Historic Genealogical Society online bookstore.

Scott C. Steward and Christopher C. Child, the authors of the book, both work for the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Scott is the Director of Publications and Chris is  Genealogist of the Newbury Street Press.

Judge John Lowell was not the immigrant ancestor for the Lowell family which hailed from England but he was the progenitor of a long line of successful Lowell descendants. You can learn more about Judge John Lowell on Wikipedia.

During the program we discussed writing up a family genealogy. Chris and Scott mentioned the helpful book Genealogical Writing in the 21st Century, 2nd edition (Boston: NEHGS, 2006). There is also, a register style template created by Helen Schatvet Ullmann which is available free for download (you do not need to be a member to access this).

The New England Historic Genealogical Society, the publisher of The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts, donated two copies of the book which were given as “door prizes” during the live show to listeners in Utah and Georgia. A big thank you to the New England Historic Genealogical Society for their generosity!

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Judge John Lowell now available as a Podcast

PodcasticonbeDerickkwaThe most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring Scott C. Steward and Christopher C. Child discussing the book The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts 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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Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Mass

LIVE: THURSDAY, 25 April 2013 at 1:00pm EDTThe Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Mass by Scott C. Steward and Christopher C. Child on Fieldstone Common

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Christopher C. Child and Scott C. Steward who wrote The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts.

This book won three major awards:

  • The 2012 Donald Lines Jacobus Award from the American Society of Genealogists
  • The 2012 National Genealogical Society Award for Excellence: Genealogy and Family History Book.
  • The grand prize in the 2012 Connecticut Society of Genealogists Literary Award Contest.

This book demonstrates provides a perfect example of excellent and thorough published research. We will take the opportunity to learn from the author about the research skills and effort that goes into a work like this.

The first full treatment of the Lowell family since Delmar R. Lowell’s 1899 genealogy, The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts traces John6 Lowell’s descendants to the present day, or for as many as another nine generations. Among the famous descendants (and their spouses) covered in the book are Francis Cabot7 Lowell, for whom the city of Lowell is named; John8 Lowell, Jr., founder of the Lowell Institute; James Russell8 Lowell, the poet and diplomat; Isabella Stewart Gardner, art patron and museum founder; Civil War general Charles Russell9 Lowell, Jr., and his wife, Josephine Shaw Lowell; the astronomer Percival10 Lowell; Harvard president Abbott Lawrence10 Lowell; the poets Amy10 Lowell and Robert Traill Spence11 Lowell; Guy10 Lowell, the architect; and the statesmen brothers William Putnam12 and McGeorge12 Bundy.

Scott C. Steward has been Director of Publications at the New England Historic Genealogical Society since 2005. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Sarsaparilla Kings: A Biography of Dr. James Cook Ayer and Frederick Ayer, with a record The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Mass by Scott C. Steward and Christopher C. Child on Fieldstone Commonof their family; The Le Roy Family in America 1753-2003; and most recently The Descendants of Dr. Nathaniel Saltonstall of Haverhill, Massachusetts—the first full account of the Saltonstall family in more than a century.

Christopher C. Child is the author of numerous scholarly articles, he is the co-editor of The Ancestry of Catherine Middleton. Originally from Putnam, Connecticut, Chris Child has worked for various departments at NEHGS since 1997, became a full-time employee in July 2003, and has been a member of NEHGS since the age of eleven. Currently Genealogist of the Newbury Street Press, he is the co-editor of The Ancestry of Catherine Middleton and author of several articles in American Ancestors, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and The Mayflower Descendant.

Fieldstone Common Guests Turn Out for NERGC

This past week Fieldstone Common host, Marian Pierre-Louis, spent four days at the New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) in Manchester, New Hampshire. This is the premier regional genealogical event in New England and it only takes place every two years with the locations varying across the area.

While at NERGC she ran into quite a few Fieldstone Common guests.

Richard G. Tominlinson, author of Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut

Marian Pierre-Louis with author Richard G. Tomlinson

Richard G. Tomlinson, author of Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut was the October 18, 2012 guest on Fieldstone Common. He turned up at NERGC to help in the Connecticut Society of Genealogists booth where they also sold copies of his book. I’m sure a few lucky folks got autographed copies. Listen to the podcast of his interview.

 

David Allen Lambert and Marian Pierre-Louis at NERGC

Marian Pierre-Louis and David Allen Lambert at NERGC

Always a favorite on Fieldstone Common and where ever goes, David Allen Lambert bumped into Marian Pierre-Louis at NERGC. David appeared on the January 10, 2013 episode talking about New England Genealogy, Native Americans and African Americans. David promised to come back for another visit to talk about baseball. Listen to the podcast of his episode.

John Thomas Grant and Lisa Griffiths with Marian Pierre-Louis at NERGC

Marian Pierre-Louis, John Thomas Grant and Lisa Griffiths at NERGC

John Thomas Grant came to NERGC with his partner at the Passion Projects, Lisa Griffiths. John was at NERGC for a book signing of his work Final Thoughts: Eternal Beauty in Stone. John talked to Fieldstone Common about his book during the October 4, 2012 episode. Listen to the podcast of his episode.

 

Other previous Fieldstone Common guests attending NERGC included Diane Rapaport, Melinde Lutz Byrne and Barbara Mathews.

 

 

 

 

Show Notes – New England Captives Carried to Canada

New England Captives Carried to Canada with Donald R. Friary on Fieldstone CommonFollowing are some items that were mentioned during the 11 April 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Donald R. Friary about the book New England Captives Carried to Canada.

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New England Captives Carried to Canada, published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is available for purchase from the New England Historic Genealogical Society online bookstore.

Donald R. Friary wrote the foreward to New England Captives Carried to Canada. This is a re-release of the 1925 book by Emma Lewis Coleman. Donald Friary was the Executive Director of Historic Deerfield for 27 years. Deerfield is well known for being the site of a massive French and Indian raid in 1704 where 112 captives were forced to march to Quebec.

Historic Deerfield is now a collection of historic house museums located in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in New England. It is located about a half hour north of Springfield, Massachusetts. On the same street is the historic Deerfield Inn in case you decide to make a visit.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society, the publisher of New England Captives Carried to Canada, donated two copies of the book which were given as “door prizes” during the live show to listeners in Arizona and England. A big thank you to the New England Historic Genealogical Society for their generosity!

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New England Captives Carried to Canada now a Podcast

PodcasticonbeDerickkwaThe most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring Donald R. Friary discussing the book New England Captives Carried to Canada, is now available as a podcast.

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New England Captives Carried to Canada with Donald Friary

LIVE: THURSDAY, 11 April 2013 at 1:00pm EDTNew England Captives Carried to Canada with Donald R. Friary on Fieldstone Common

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Donald R. Friary who wrote the forward for the new edition of New England Captives Carried to Canada.

Originally published in two volumes in 1925, New England Captives Carried to Canada represents decades of research conducted by Coleman and C. Alice Baker (author of True Stories of New England Captives Carried to Canada, 1897).

This work names all the captives the two women discovered, provides biographical data for each, and paints a detailed picture of the Indian attacks on New England communities over the eighty-year period. Includes sources, a comprehensive index, and an appendix with greater explanation of terms, key people, and places mentioned in the text. For nearly a century, this has been the go-to resource and the most definitive work ever published on the subject.

Donald R. Friary was Executive Director of Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, Massachusetts New England Captives Carried to Canada with Donald R. Friary on Fieldstone Commonfor 27 years. After his retirement in 2003 he became Historic Deerfield’s Senior Research Fellow. A native of Boston, and a graduate of the Boston Latin School and Brown University, he holds a Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. He served as the museum’s first Director of Academic Programs from 1971 to 1973 and was named Assistant Director and then Executive Director in 1975. He has served on a number of Boards including the Bay State Historical League, the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, the Winterthur Museum’s Education Committee, and the Hill-Stead Museum.

Upcoming in April on Fieldstone Common

Be sure to mark your calendar. We’ll be giving away some great books during the live broadcasts of Fieldstone Common.

4 April 2013 at 1pm EST  The Palatine Families of New York with Henry Z. Jones on Fieldstone Common The Palatine Families of New York with Henry Z. Jones. The Palatine families left what is now know as Germany and arrived in New York in 1710 after a lengthy stay in London. This unique group of emigrants has been studied detail by Hank Jones.
11 April 2013 at 1pm EST New England Captives Carried to Canada with Donald R. Friary on Fieldstone Common New England Captive Carried to Canada with Donald R. Friary. NEHGS reprinted this classic 1925 work by Emma Lewis Coleman. Donald Friary helps us understand the importance of this work highlighting the French and Indian Wars.
18 April 2013 at 1pm EST Boston 1775 with JL Bell on Fieldstone Common Children in Revolutionary New England and Boston 1775 with JL Bell. The author of one of the most authoritative websites on the American Revolution, JL Bell visits to discuss children in Revolutionary times and to share stories from his research.
25 April 2013 at 1pm EST The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, MA on Fieldstone Common The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, MA with Scott C. Steward and Christopher C. Child. This book was the winner of the 2012 Donald Lines Jacobus Award. Learn what goes into making an award winning genealogy.

Show Notes – Palatine Families of NY with Henry Z Jones

The Palatine Families of New York with Henry Z. Jones on Fieldstone CommonFollowing are some items that were mentioned during the 4 April 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Henry Z. Jones, author of The Palatine Families of New York and Psychic Roots.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

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The Palatine Families of New York, published by Picton Press, is available for purchase from major books sellers online as well as directly from Henry Z. Jones.

The Palatines were a group of people who left what is now Germany in the early 1700s on route to the American colonies via London. Some of the Palatines ended up settling in Ireland while others made it to New York in 1710.

Hank Jones explained that Palatine in this time period refers to German speaking from anywhere and not necessarily specifically to the Palatine region.

Hank is an FASG – Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists. He was inducted in 1986. This honor distinguishes only 50 genealogists at any given time and it is conferred for life.  If you’d like more information on the American Society of Genealogists please check out their website at FASG.org.

Hank Jones is the author of eight books:

You can learn more about Hank at his website. Hank is an frequent public speaker. You’ll find him speaking all across the United States. View his speaking profile and search (enter his name) for upcoming talks. Hank will be giving four talks at the Palatines to American National Conference in Albany, New York on June 22, 2013.

The Genealogical Publishing Company, the publisher of Psychic Roots, donated two copies of the book which were given as “door prizes” during the live show to listeners in Delaware and Maryland. A big thank you to the Genealogical Publishing Company for their generosity!

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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.

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Check out Dan Hiestand’s recent appearance on What’s Up Genealogy with Caroline Pointer:

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