I've been away from this blog for a while. I discovered Ancestry.ca and spent most of March researching the Patenaude, Gaudette and Guilmain lines. The images are not indexed, and they are in French, so it was quite a challenge. I was able to find an enormous amount of information which I am in the process of adding to my family tree. I expect to post the update in late June or early July. I'm planning a visit to the Massachusetts Archives in the near future, so I'm holding off my update until I get back.
In April, I began spending a great deal of time volunteering for FamilySearch.com. They are in the process of digitizing all of their microfilm, and need help indexing the images to make them searchable. It makes me feel good to be able to give back to the genealogy community a little. If you want to help, sign on to http://www.familysearchindexing.org/en/index.jsp and download the software. It's free and easy. You can do as little or as much as you want. So far I've indexed almost 1200 names from US census records.