Following in their footsteps - How we are tracking our ancestors and their homes in New England


Going back to the 1600’s, my husband and I come from a long line of men and women that made the long and scary journey from Europe and settled in what we now know as New England. On this page, I will be sharing some of their personal stories, the homes they once lived in, and some of the businesses they have started. Here, I will also be sharing the many different steps that can be taken to research your family roots or the history of your home. Why would you want to research the owners of your home? Well, if it is old enough, you just might discover a distant ancestor lived in in it, just like I did! Little did we know, our current home was owned by a 6th great uncle and he owned a building and business right down the street from our home.