MASSOG: A Genealogical Journal 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. 45 No. 1, 2020-2021
President’s Letter 1
State Officers, Directors, Editorial Board, and Contact Information 2
Thomas Goodwin Wells of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts,
and the California Gold Rush
3
Fitting Together All the Items in a Collection of Documents: The Family of John and Jemima (Buchanan) Pickard of Essex County, Massachusetts 11
Research Trip: National Archives at Boston 18
The First Peoples of Dudley, Massachusetts―Nipmuc and English (Part 1) 21
Correction to MASSOG Vol. 44, No. 3 35
Editor’s Letter 36
NERGC 2021: Springing From The Past Into The Future 37
Vol. 45 No. 2, 2020-2021
President’s Report 39
State Officers, Directors, Editorial Board, and Contact Information 40
To Indian Territory and Back Again: The Family of Reverend Simon Leavitt Hobbs of Erving, Massachusetts 41
Knocking Down Brick Walls Looking for Nellie Baker-Beinema Branowicki of Grafton, Massachusetts 52
Citing Massachusetts Vital Records 58
Business Ledgers Can Document Community Presence: The Family of Andrew Fletcher of Westford, Massachusetts 59
The First Peoples of Dudley, Massachusetts―Nipmuc and English (Part 2) 63
Book Review: A New England Native American Reader 75
2022 MASSOG Writing Contest 76
Vol. 45 No. 3, 2020-2021
President’s Letter 77
State Officers, Directors, Editorial Board, and Contact Information 78
The Ballad of Sanford Ballard 79
Book Review with a Twist: A Carpenter Family, from Norton to Northbridge, Massachusetts 93
The First Peoples of Dudley, Massachusetts―Nipmuc and English (Part 3) 96
Book Review: New Englanders in the 1600s 105
Index 106
MSOG Chapter Officers 112
MSOG Annual Meeting 2021 Virtually 113
MSOG Annual Meeting 2021: Member Contribution Stories 114