Monday, 6 January 2014

Hello From New England

Hey all! My name is Jacky Gamble and I am wicked excited to be here (a little New England slang for you). I have been researching genealogy since 2003, both personally and professionally. In 2008 I began writing about genealogy (as well as other topics) on several Internet sites, and I have also been published in Family Chronicle, a nationwide genealogy magazine.

I currently run two genealogy blogs:

  • Tracing my New England Roots is mainly for my personal genealogy, although I sometimes blog about other New England genealogy-related issues.
  • The Graveyard Rabbit of Vermont is my latest endeavor, though I have been planning for years to establish a cemetery-themed blog. It's still very new, so please bare with me.

    When I'm not researching genealogy or writing, I am working my regular job as an office manager for a small IT company. I reside in Barre, Vermont with my boyfriend, two children, two kitties, and a bearded dragon. Barre is a small, New England town located next door to our state's capital of Montpelier (did you know Montpelier is the only state capital in the United States without a McDonalds?).

    I am fortunate to live in New England. This area is filled with so much American history. New England is where the pilgrim's first landed, where the famous witch hysteria of Salem took place, where many battles of the American Revolution was fought, and where the Boston Tea Party took place. I plan to use my access to so many amazing historical landmarks as the basis for creating fun and interesting blog posts for you.

    I am happy to try and answer any of your New England-related genealogy questions, so please don't hesitate to ask!

  • 18 comments:

    1. I am reading the posts to figure out what I am supposed to post on Friday. Thank you for helping me in that regard :) A short introduction.

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      1. Thanks, Kristin! I just read your post and it was great! Love your photo! :)

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    2. I look forward to your posts Jacky - I loved my visit to New England so very happy to hear that will be part of your posts.

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      1. Thanks, Pauleen! New England is an amazing place to live!

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    3. Hi Jacky looking forward to more posts, and good luck with your new blogging project on graveyards, cheers Di

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      1. Thanks, Di! Nice to meet you! :)

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    4. Jacky look forward to hearing those stories. Im from Pennsylvania. Live in Ky. This is "Neat"! Will stop by your Blog!

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      1. Hi True! It's nice to meet you! :)

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    5. Thrilled to meet a blogger previously unknown to me, Jacky. You live in a beautiful part of the world that I have visited briefly a couple of times. I hope to return to your region again one day so am most interested in what you have to share.

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      1. I certainly agree that I live in a beautiful area. I am quite blessed! :) Nice to meet you, too!

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    6. Hi Jacky!! You are exactly where I need to be to do some of this New England Ancestry Research!! I look forward to reading your posts and your blogs!

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      1. Hi Yvette! Where in New England are you ancestors from?

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    7. Hi Jacky - I'm fascinated to read that you are in New England and the connection to the Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s. One of my own research interests are the witchcraft trials which took place over a hundred years earlier from the 1560s onwards in Essex, England.

      Looking forward to reading more posts from you.

      Kate

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      1. Hi Kate! My boyfriend's ancestor was convicted of witchcraft, though she was ultimately acquitted. I have always been fascinated with Salem's history, and my daughter and I took a mother-daughter weekend there a few years ago. I can't wait to go back!

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    8. Jacky, it is lovely read your post and blogs. I am fascinated by New England and hop one day to visit. Look forward to reading future posts.

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      1. New England is a wonderful place to live & visit! It is so full of beauty and history! :)

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    9. I haven't found too many New England ancestors yet. My English ones tended to come to the Virginia colony. But I am so envious of all the records that are available when I do find an early New England ancestor. It's simply amazing. And I can't even begin to imagine what is only available off-line.

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      1. New Englanders were great at keeping records, and equally as great at preserving them! :)

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