Patricia R Reed

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Academic Professional: Genealogical Research Program, Boston University MET-CPE
Consulting Forensic Genealogist, Bode Technology
Council Member: N. E. Historic Gen. Society
VP, Program Chair, Publicist: Assn of Professional Genealogists Virtual Chapter

From April 2012 through October 2014, I researched the Tyringham, Mass. Cemetery for the town historical commission. Brief, documented genealogical sketches of everyone known to be interred there are archived in six binders in the town's historical room. A digital copy of the project was given to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass.

Memorials have been updated or created for every person identified as buried in Tyringham Cemetery, based on a search of vital records, obituaries, probate records, family papers and other sources. Many people who died at Tyringham were buried in other communities, particularly Monterey and Lee, so someone who died at Tyringham was not necessarily buried in the town cemetery. Additionally, Monterey and Tyringham were once one community and the southern part--now Monterey--was the earlier settlement. What's now Tyringham was formerly called "Hop Brook." When the two communities split in 1847, Hop Brook became Tyringham and the original Tyringham settlement assumed the Monterey name. The present-day town cemetery was established in 1797.

I live in Colorado, so I can't do lookups in Tyringham Cemetery or in the town historical room. The members of the Tyringham Historical Commission very generously try to accommodate individual requests. Their contact information is posted on the town website.

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