Mar 29, 2008

Huntington and Wolcott

Whenever I do research on the Frothingham family, Wolcott and Huntington keep appearing, either as marriages or as first and middle names. I decided to research that line today, and found a former Governor of Massachusetts in the family. Roger Wolcott, Governor from 1897-1899, was a descendant of William and Anna Frothingham. He was born in 1847, the son of Joshua Huntington Wolcott and Cornelia Frothingham, (Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, William).

Mar 23, 2008

Don't forget the Siblings

If you haven't seen the guest book at, you might want to check it out. Over the last few months I have had quite a few readers post comments. I've spent a lot of time following the leads and it's awakened my need to do some research. Over the last six months I've been preoccupied with remodeling our kitchen and planning this years vacation. When I've had the time, I've done some indexing for, but otherwise, I've let the genealogy take a backseat.
Today, the guest book entry asked about Olga Mifflin Frothingham. The question reinforced to me how important it is to follow siblings when doing research. In this case, I only know about Olga from reading her sister Ann's obituary. Ann's obituary linked Olga to the family, and also gave Olga's married name and the year of her death.
Another instance of following the siblings lead me to find the baptismal records of my husbands great grandmother in Canada. I had been at a dead end trying to find Emma Ouellette's parents. I knew that she was born in Canada, but little else. I remembered hearing her daughter Irene mention her Aunt Mary Langlois. By researching Mary, I found her birthplace of L'Islet, Quebec, where I was able to find the church records of her whole family, including Emma.
You may also want to check out the photo galleries at Since my last post I've added more pictures, and a few historical documents to the heritage photo album.
That's all for now. I'll try to update again sooner this time.