Jul 10, 2008

Looking for Lawrence

A visitor to my website at Frothingham.us recently asked if I am related to Lawrence P Frothingham from New Canaan, Connecticut, circa 1909. His family has something they would like to return to a family member. The other person mentioned was H. D. Montgomery. If you have any information about Lawrence, H. D. or their descendants, please let me know. The item is not valuable, but might mean something to a family member.

Family History Center Visit

A few weeks ago, I visited one of the Family History Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am not a member of the church, but I was welcomed to the center and enjoyed the resources for family research that they offer. While I was there, I was able to order a microfilm of the Vital Records for my hometown in Massachusetts. The film came in this week, and I spent this morning at the center viewing it. Two hours passed in a flash, and I had to put the film away for another day. I was fascinated by the names. Most of the families I remember from my grade school days were represented in the mid 1800's. Births, marriages, deaths marked the passage of time, but the names were still familiar. I hated to part with the film, but the center was closing for the day, and won't reopen until fall. They are going to keep the film until then, instead of sending it back to Salt Lake City. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of it.

For anyone interested in checking out the Family History Center nearest to you, here's the link:


Meanwhile, I updated the information I have, and posted it on my website at Frothingham.us Mostly, I added sources for some of my assumptions, but there are a few new people.