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a trip to Massachusetts (and its disappointing aftermath)



During the month just ended, I took a trip to Massachusetts to attend the American Literature Association’s annual conference in Boston, and also to take photos of personal interest from the point of view of my personal history and also from a genealogical angle.

I grew up in Massachusetts, in the Greater Boston area.

Practically all of my relatives came from Massachusetts. My father’s ancestors, on his father’s side, emigrated from Scotland to Boston in 1872. His relatives on his mother’s side emigrated during the colonial period and lived mostly in Essex County, north of Boston, and subsequently in the Greater Boston area.

My mother’s relatives were originally mostly from Cape Cod; some of my relatives continue to live there.

The following is a trip itinerary with photographs.




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The family of Thomas Smith (1837-1902) and Jane (Gilchrist) Smith (1834-1907) of Boston, MA

Attached as a downloadable Word document is a genealogical report about the family of my great-grandfather Thomas Smith (1837-1902) of East Boston, Mass. and his wife Jane (Gilchrist) Smith (1834-1907).


— Roger W. Smith








See also:
Thomas Smith and Jane (Gilchrist) Smith, from Scotland to Boston, MA, 1872




Thomas Smith (1837-1902)




Jane (Gilchrist) Smith (1834-1907)




Thomas Smith, Jr. (1861-1894) and Jennie (Wright) (Smith) Simpson (1863-1948)