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Bill West (#47532235)
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I'm a 66 year old former bookseller with a degree in history and a passion for genealogy. I've been at
it off and on but became very active during the last seven years. My direct ancestors on my mothers side are :
White-Ireland, Ma.
McFarland-Ireland, Ma
Offinger-Germany, MA
Luick-Germany, Ma
On my dad's side, my ancestry goes back to colonial Massachusetts to the Mayflower and Great Migration ships.Most of the more recent lines come from ancestors who moved to Maine and New Hampshire after the Revolutionary War. These include

North of Boston (Middlesex and Essex County):


Abbot/Abbott

Ames/Eames

Bancroft

Barker

Blake

Buswell

Butterfield

Challis

Coburn/Colburn/Colborne

Ellingwood/Ellinwood/Ellenwood

Greenleaf

Hastings

Herrick

Laughton

Loker

Lovejoy

Prescott

Richardson

Sanborn/Samborne

Sargent

Swan/Swann

Spaulding/Spalding

Upton



South of Boston(Plymouth County):

Barnes

Barrows

Benson

Bonham/Bonum

Carver

Dunham

Griffith/Griffeth

Hedge

Hopkins

Hull

Keith

Morton

Packard

Rogers

Simmons/Simmonds

Totman

Ward

West



West of Boston(Worcester County):

Haskell

Houghton

Safford

Pierce

Sawyer

Tuthill/Tuttle

Willard
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ofgraveyardsandthings
Howland grave
Thanks so much!
Added by ofgraveyardsandthings on Jun 18, 2015 11:04 AM
Marlene Baptista
Thank you for the Paiva family photo
Hello Bill:

Thank you for the Paiva family grave photo!!

Memorial # 50360403

Marlene
Added by Marlene Baptista on Jun 14, 2015 11:12 AM
Ralph Gowen
Talbot headstones
Thank you for taking the time to find and photograph their headstones. I didn't expect to find the sons too which was a pleasant surprise. I created a memorial for James G at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=147797748 and found one for Robert D at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=86610069 which I've requested the owner to move into Saint James Cemetery as it's burial unknown for now... If you could attach the picture of the family stone to their memorials that would be great or if you'd rather I could do it for you...

Ralph
Added by Ralph Gowen on Jun 13, 2015 7:20 AM
Deb Robichaud Belcher
Thank you for photo
Thank you for posting the photo for the Brine stone.
Added by Deb Robichaud Belcher on Jun 12, 2015 7:54 PM
Don Ort
Sarah Alden Lapham
Bill, thanks so much for the headstone photo of Sarah Alden Lapham. I appreciate your time and great work. Have a great week.
Added by Don Ort on Apr 23, 2015 7:10 AM
treerpgmo
Maplewood Cem, Rockland, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts
Bill: Thank you very much for photographing the gravestone of Olive (HOLBROOK) GURNEY [link # 69520172] at Maplewood Cem, Rockland, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.
Added by treerpgmo on Jan 11, 2015 7:04 PM
Deborah Tripp Probert
RE: Ames Family Cemetery
I've greatly enjoyed your West Family Blog, Bill, & all your research & stories that have brought my ancestors to life!
Many thanks :) Deborah Tripp Probert
Added by Deborah Tripp Probert on Nov 17, 2014 10:49 PM
Rose Moszer
Rebecca Blake Eames
Just read your list of surnames here and noticed we have some in common. Rebecca from Salem, MA was my 7th great grandmother.
Regards,
Rose
Added by Rose Moszer on Sep 03, 2014 2:48 PM
Rose Moszer
RE: Margret Foster Colson
Thank you Bill for the transfer. I love it when I am able to connect family members on findagrave.
Warm regards,
Rose
Added by Rose Moszer on Sep 03, 2014 2:37 PM
Mark S
Henry Harlow Photo
Thank you for taking a picture of his and his brothers gravestone. It has helped me clean up some dates.
Added by Mark S on Aug 14, 2014 3:59 AM
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