Skip to main content


Showing posts from June, 2015

Marriage record for David Thomas Ryan and Mary Elizabeth Fitzgerald

In the Massachusetts Town Records databases I highlighted in my previous entry, I also found the marriage record for my great-greatparents David Thomas Ryan and Mary Elizabeth Fitzgerald. I had previously only been able to find a transcribed record, but here is there actual certificate! Ancestry line: David Thomas RYAN (1875-1939) m. Mary Elizabeth FITZGERALD Clare Regina RYAN (1911-2001) m. Boruch Bernard KRANTZBERG My father (living) m. S. HOWES Me

Burial records for 3rd greats Joshua and Arvilla Palmer

Last weekend, within a timeframe of 48 hours, I discovered where my 3rd great-grandparents Joshua Palmer and Arvilla Bailey Palmer were buried, when Arvilla died, and got photos of their stone uploaded to Find-A-Grave. I had been unable to find death records for Joshua and Arvilla, and the state did not have them either. So I emailed the Concord Historical Society* and my email was forwarded to the person who is in charge of cemeteries in Concord. Last Friday afternoon, this person got back to me with the name of the cemetery (Blossom Hill), and even included burial records and map showing exactly where the burials are located. Arvilla Bailey Palmer either died or was buried on 11 January 1861, at 45 years old. Her husband, my 3rd-great Joshua, died at age 48 on 25 May 1864 (this I already knew, as I had found his death notice in an archived newspaper). They are buried with their daughter Flora A. Palmer Follansbee, sister of my 2nd great-grandfather George Bailey Palmer, a