Q. 4 REDPATH/RIDPATH, Charles Seeking info on Charles Redpath/Ridpath , b.1784 in CT, MA, or NH. d. 1872 in Wabash Co. IN. Listed on 1805 & 1811 Tax lists for Huntington, Hampshire Co., MA. Need name of parents and birthplace. (Submitted by Cathy Lampshire, CA)
Q. 5 REDPATH/RIDPATH, Charles Need name of first wife and marriage date & place, abt. 1802 to 1819. Second marriage in 1819 was to Jane More in Bath, Steuben Co., NY.
Listed in Federal census records in Cockburn Township, Coos Co., NH-1810, Boone Co., KY-1820, Indiana-1830 through 1870. Third marriage in 1840 to Action Doughtery, fourth marriage in 1850 to Ann Newman, fifth marriage in 1860 to Mahala Mills, all in Delaware Co., Indiana. Charles is always associated with the tanning profession or with a tanyard. (Submitted by Cathy Lampshire, CA)
Q. 6 HUNTINGTON, MA Interested in any info on why settlers moved to Huntington and where they came from. (Submitted by Cathy Lampshire, CA)
Q.1 HARDING, Ephraim Searching for parents of Ephraim Harding Jr, b 11/23/1779 in Tisbury, MA. d bef 9/17/1820. Spouse Rebecca Luce (1788-1867), m 2/16/1809 in Tisbury, MA. (Submitted by George Gifford)
Q.2 SNELL, Jadidah Need info on parents of Jadidah Snell, b abt 1780 Bridgewater, MA, spouse Levi Stetson, m 6/2/1797 in Abington, MA. (Submitted by George Gifford)
Q.3 KINNEL, Thomas & HATHORN, Margaret Need parents of Thomas Kinnel & Margaret Hathorn, b abt 1800 in Kirkinner,Wigtown, Scotland, m 12/26/1886. Son John Kinnell/Kendall b 6/13/1835, d 1924, listed in 1870 US census in Brockton, MA. (Submitted by George Gifford)
As you may have heard, Family Search is having a Worldwide Indexing Project October 20-22. Would you like to learn more about the project? Do you have three minutes? Our friends DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ talk about the project in this video:
Be sure to check out the clip at 1:51 when DearMYRTLE displays the WMGS Website. We’re famous!
Interested in indexing records that will be searchable on FamilySearch.org? We invite you to attend the following event:
WMGS Indexing Group
will meet at the
Agawam Senior Center
October 16th at 6:00 p.m.
in the computer lab
Dave Robison from Old Bones Genealogy of New England will be there to assist along with a member of the LDS Church. Hope to see you there!
At our monthly meeting in May, Dave Robison, Fran Malone and Bruce Cortis hosted a panel discussion.
If you missed the meeting, be sure to check out the presentation in the Videos Section on our Members Only page.
Congratulations to the following individuals who were elected to serve as officers of the Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society (WMGS):
- President: Dave Robison
- Vice-President: Fran Malone
- Secretary: Ann McDougal
- Treasurer: Katy Krause
In addition, the following three members will serve as directors:
- Janie Tarver
- Jeanne Leblond
- Nancy Netherwood
Welcome aboard! We look forward to an exciting and productive year.
The term for our officers and directors runs from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017.
The Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that their updated Surname List has been published. Special thanks to WMGS member Jeanne Leblond who worked with members on this project.
Details about the Surname List
All WMGS members are researching at least one last name. Our goal is to connect people who are researching the same family names.
We developed a chart listing the following information: Surname, Location, Dates, Name of WMGS Member and E-mail address. If you find a potential connection to your family tree, use the e-mail address on the Surname List to contact the individual who submitted the information.
Accessing the Surname List
Both members and non-members are welcome to access the Surname list. Here’s a link to our updated list:
If you’re interested in adding your surnames to the list, please use the Blank Surname Form on our Members Only page.
We hope you enjoy reviewing this list. If you make a successful connection, please be sure to let us know!
Please join Susan Leverson and Katy Krause for a Daytime Genealogy Research Clinic.
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time:12:30 – 2:30
Location: Agawam Senior Center – Computer Lab
They will expand on the WMGS April meeting by discussing photographs. Do you wish you had more photographs? Join us and learn how to search for pictures of family members and the places they lived. There will also be plenty of time to access the Library Edition of Ancestry.com and Susan and Katy will be available to assist you.
This event is free for WMGS Members, and $10 for non-members. Or, consider joining WMGS for just $25.
At our monthly meeting in March, Jennifer Alford presented The Basics of Land Records. If you missed the meeting, be sure to check out her presentation on our Members Only page.
WMGS members also discussed the RootsTech 2016, a conference hosted by Family Search in Salt Lake City. If you missed the conference, the videos and syllabi are available at RootsTech for a limited time.
As you may know, the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium will be held in Springfield MA on April 26-29, 2017. For more details, and to read the NERGC Electronic Magazine (E-Zine) visit the NERGC website.
We are pleased to announce that on March 2, 2016 the new website for the Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society was launched.
We invite you to take a look around. Some of the new features include:
- A larger font size which is easier to read
- A calendar which can export to your Google Calendar or Iphone/Ipad Calendar
- An expanded resources area with pages of genealogy links
- A Photo album with slide shows
- A Blog where new articles and information will be posted
- A Members Only Section with:
- videos of some of our meetings
- meeting handouts
- special documents
- past issues of the American Elm, a WMGS electronic newsletter 1972-2007
- list of books available in the WMGS library
- instructions for submitting names for our Surname Project
- An expanded social media presence on Pinterest and Twitter
Special Note: WMGS Members will receive login instructions for our Members Only pages via email. Not a member? No problem. Check out our Join page where you can become a member in just a few minutes.
Special thanks to everyone who assisted on the new site. WMGS members Susan Leverson, Katy Krause and Dee Peterson built this site and delivered it ahead of schedule. They worked with board members Dave Robison, Fran Malone and Ann McDougal. Even a few experts from around the globe weighed in. It was a true team effort.
We hope you enjoy the new site. Be sure to follow us on the following social media sites:
Lastly, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below this article, or send us a private message on the Contact Us page.
We would love to hear from you.