Show Notes – Why Baseball Matters with Joanne Hulbert and David Lambert

Joanne Hulbert

Joanne Hulbert

Here are some items that were mentioned during the 15 August 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Joanne Hulbert and David Allen Lambert on the topic of Why Baseball Matters.

The podcast of the interview is now available.


David Allen Lambert

Silas Simmons

David Allen Lambert

David Lambert

David Allen Lambert discovered that negro league player, Silas Simmons, was still alive in 2005.  Silas was born about 1895. That means that when David discovered him he was 110 years old. David was there at his 111th birthday celebration to present him with a plaque for his contribution to baseball. Simmons died just two weeks later.

Bill Henry

David also talked about his research into the mysterious death announcement of former baseball player, Bill Henry.  David was suspicious that the man who died in Florida was not the same as the baseball player he knew who was living in Texas. It turned out that Bill Henry was alive and well and the man who died in Florida was an imposter who had claimed to be him.  David helped prevent Red Sox Nation from mourning the loss of one of its own that hadn’t actually died.

Joanne Hulbert

Joanne talked about how baseball language has worked its way into every day American life such as in phrases like “out in left field.”

Joanne lives in Mudville in Massachusetts which is also the location for the poem Casey at the Bat by Ernest Thayer. She is also a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and is the co-chair for the Baseball and the Arts Committee. In that capacity she researches poems about baseball and makes them available to SABR members.

Joanne has written an article on the Medway Unions vs. the Upton Excelsiors early baseball game which is the 2nd longest game in baseball history. It was played by the Massachusetts game rules which are different than the current MLB rules which on based on the New York game. Joanne’s article is featured in a book called Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century (SABR, 2013). She has also written numerous biographies about baseball players, her favorite being of Red Sox player, Billy Consolo.

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On August 29th Fieldstone Common will have a 1st anniversary celebration and give away 12 books during that one hour episode. Make sure you are on the Fieldstone Common mailing list to qualify for as many of the books as possible.

Why Baseball Matters with Joanne Hulbert and David Lambert

Baseball Card - Library of CongressLIVE: THURSDAY, 15 August 2013 at 1:00pm EDT

This week on Fieldstone Common we’re talking about America’s favorite past-time – Baseball! Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Joanne Hulbert and David Allen Lambert, two baseball historians who are passionate about the sport.

Did you know that baseball in America started before the Civil War? We’ll be talking about old-time baseball, how it caught on in the United States and why it is so important.

Joanne Hulbert is the author of Holliston, A Good Town. She is co-chair of the Society for American Baseball Research’s (SABR) Baseball and the Arts Committee and Joanne Hulbertco-chair of SABR’s Boston Chapter group. She is the author of numerous historical baseball articles and player biographies. She resides in Mudville, a venerable, old neighborhood of Holliston, Massachusetts, a town rich in early baseball history. And, contrary to the popular presumption, there can be joy in Mudville.

David Allen Lambert is the Chief Genealogist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and has served on the staff since 1993. His interest in genealogy started at the David Allen Lambertyoung age of seven, and has increased over the past four decades. He has published various articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register; the New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Rhode Island Roots, The Mayflower Descendant, and American Ancestors magazine. He is the author of A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries, and four other titles.

 

 

 

August on Fieldstone Common

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

1 August 2013 at 1pm EDT Lucianne Lavin Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples with Lucianne LavinMore than 10,000 years ago, people settled on lands that now lie within the boundaries of the state of Connecticut. This pioneering book is the first to provide a full account of Connecticut’s indigenous peoples, from the long-ago days of their arrival to the present day.
8 Aug. 2013 at 1pm EDT Roger Thompson From Deference to Defiance with Roger ThompsonStep back in time to discover the people, the customs and the history of Charlestown, Massachusetts from its earliest years. From Deference to Defiance explores the conflicts and interactions of early settlers and brings them to life in a way that is often difficult during this time period.
15 Aug. 2013 at 1pm EDT Joanne HulbertDavid Allen Lambert Why Baseball Matters with Joanne Hulbert and David Allen Lambert. Both Joanne and David have done research into the lives of America’s earliest baseball players. We’ll learn what they’ve uncovered about a sport that started before the Civil War.
22 Aug. 2013 at 1pm EDT James Redfearn The 1919 Boston Police Strike with James Redfearn. We take a look at a little known 20th century event and the implications it had for the Boston Police and the City of Boston.
29 Aug. 2013 at 1pm EDT balloons Fieldstone Common – 1st Anniversary Celebration. Come celebrate the first anniversary of Fieldstone Common. We’ll be giving away lots of prizes away including 12 books – one from each month of Fieldstone Common’s first year!

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.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming in January on Fieldstone Common

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

3 Jan 2013 at 1pm EST
In Death Lamented with Sarah Nehama on Fieldstone Common
In Death Lamented with Sarah Nehama. Sarah Nehama is a jeweler who has a passion for historical jewelry, in particular mourning jewelry. She is the curator of the recent exhibit on mourning jewelry at the Mass. Historical Society and the author of the companion book In Death Lamented.

10 Jan 2013 at 1pm EST
New England Genealogy with David Allen Lambert on Fieldstone Common

New England Genealogy with David Allen Lambert. David Allen Lambert is the Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. His book A Guide to Massachusetts Cemetery is already in the 2nd edition. We will talk about Cemetery Research, Native American and African genealogy and hopefully a little  baseball too.
17 Jan 2013 at 1pm EST
The Devil Made Me Do It with Juliet Haines Mofford on Fieldstone Common
The Devil Made Me Do It! with Juliet Mofford Haines.  Whether it was Sabbath-breaking, blasphemy, or public drunkenness, colonial laws were strict and frequently broken, and those who broke them could expect swift punishment. We’ll discuss from a time when accused felons often pleaded in their own defense: “The Devil made me do it!”
24 Jan 2013 at 1pm EST
Carved in Stone with Thomas Gilson on Fieldstone Common
Carved in Stone with William Gilson on Fieldstone Common
Carved in Stone with Thomas and William Gilson. Thomas and William Gilson have created a book that captures the art and beauty of colonial gravestones in words and photographs. Take a virtual walk with us through New England’s oldest graveyards.
31 Jan 2013 at 1pm EST
The Caning with Stephen Puleo on Fieldstone Common
The Caning with Stephen Puleo. One of the most shocking and provocative events in American history, the caning of Senator Charles Sumner in 1856 convinced the north and the south that the gulf between them was unbridgeable. As a result of the caning, the country was pushed, inexorably and unstoppably, to war.
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

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.

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

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