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The White Families of Plymouth and Weymouth in the Seventeenth Century.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: Can you tell me how the family of Thomas White of Weymouth is related to the Mayflower family?


Answer: The family of Thomas White of Weymouth, Massachusetts is not related to William White of Plymouth, Massachusetts.  The surname of White in Colonial New England is very common.  Some other families include Anthony White (d. 16868) of Watertown, Mass; Gawen White (d. 1664/5) of Scituate, Mass.; John White (d. 1683/4) of Hartford, Conn.; John White (d. ca. 1673) of Salem, Mass., Nicholas White of Taunton, Mass.; and another William White of Salisbury, Conn.  For your family of Weymouth I would suggest an article you can view on our website in the NEHGS Register (152:184-185).

Posted by David Lambert at 11/18/2010 01:44:11 PM | 

I have a question? I am in need of some good suggestions on where are the best sources to look for my New England searches. I have a lot of ancestors who were in what is now MA. CT, NY and VT, from 1620 to 1900.

Where is the best source of records to find the dates/places of births, marriages, deaths/burials?

I seem to find my biggest brick walls are with my second and third great-grandparents, especially the grandmothers. I want to find the grandmothers parents and siblings.

I and disabled, on a limited, fixed income and live in a rural area.

I do not have access to libraries with a lot of records. Most of my searches are usually queries posted online and not very successful, as some of the databases only post recent queries first instead of being able to search by surname.

Thank you very much.


Mikki McAninch
Posted by: Mikki ( Email ) at 11/24/2010 1:49 PM

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