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The Daily Genealogist: The Old Connecticut Path

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Lynn Betlock
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The Weekly Genealogist Survey

Last week’s survey asked whether any of your ancestors earned a living on the water. 3,636 people answered this survey. The results are:

  • 25%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors was a fisherman, lobsterman, or oysterman.
  • 10%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors was a whaler.
  • 37%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors was on the crew of a merchant ship or commercial vessel.
  • 9%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors was on the crew of a passenger ship.
  • 32%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors served on a Navy or Coast Guard ship.
  • 27%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors was employed in a maritime-related trade on land. (ex. shipbuilder)
  • 19%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors was a "boatman" — a rather ambiguous term that could encompass a range of maritime-related activities.
  • 11%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors earned a living on the water through another occupation.
  • 10%, I don't know.
  • 18%, No, none of my ancestors earned a living on the water. 

This week’s survey asks whether you or any of your ancestors have traveled on the Old Connecticut Path. Take the survey now!


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