MASSOG: A Genealogical Magazine for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MASSOG is published by the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc.

The editor for this volume was George D. Martin.

Table of Contents

Vol. 38 No. 1, 2013-2014
President’s Report 1
State Officers, Directors, Editorial Board & Contact Information 3
How to Begin Your Family History 4
Writing Home to Massachusetts in World War I 5
Using Massachusetts Land Records on FamilySearch.org 14
Margaret Carnes, dau. of John & Catharine Connor of Ireland and Cambridge, Mass. 16
Massachusetts Civil War Veterans in the GAR, Department of Colorado and Wyoming 24
Lancaster, Massachusetts, Women in the 1790 Census – Part 1 31
MASSOG Writing Contest Rules for 2014 36
MASSOG Writing Contest Announcement for 2014 38
Vol. 38 No. 2 2013-2014
President’s Report 39
State Officers, Directors, Editorial Board, and Contact Information 41
Let’s Name the Baby for My Grandmother! 42
Massachusetts Civil War Veterans in the GAR, Department of Colorado and
Wyoming – Part 2
46
Lancaster, Massachusetts, Women in the 1790 Census – Part 2 54
Genealogy Is Not Democratic—The Case of Lucy Shaw 64
Researching Your “Birds of a Feather”: How Cluster and Group Studies Can
Help Put New Leaves on Your Family Tree
68
Meldon John Wolfgang III, RIP 74
MASSOG Editor’s Letter 75
MSOG: Membership Has Many Benefits 76
Vol. 38 No. 3 2013-2014
President’s Report 77
State Officers, Directors, Editorial Board, and Contact Information 79
Michael Crippen of Egremont, Massachusetts: His Family and the Continuing Search for His Origins 80
Lancaster, Massachusetts, Women in the 1790 Census – Part 3 91
Lemuel Hall Nightingale of Rockport, Massachusetts: A Story of America in the 19th Century 100
Book Review: Vena’s Roots, An Anderson/Boothby Family History by Seema-Jayne Kenney 109
Index 110
Editor’s Letter 116
Annual Meeting and Directions to Marlborough Senior Center 117