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Volume 16, Number 1, Winter 2015

Finding Your Roots @ AmericanAncestors.org

Up Front

View from the Family Tree

News

In This Issue

Programs & Tours

Connecting Families. Advancing History.

Staff Profile

Ask Our Genealogists

Features

Finding Your Roots @ AmericanAncestors.org
Claire Vail, Sam Sturgis, and Christopher Carter

Fornication and Paternity Suits in Massachusetts, 1740–1800
Kelly A. Ryan

Katharine Gibbs and Her School: Beyond White Gloves
Rose A. Doherty

Richard Thayer of Braintree, Massachusetts—Town Thief?
Barry J. MacDonald

Benjamin and Samuel Blyth, Eighteenth-Century Artists of Salem, Massachusetts
Bettina A. Norton

A Shared Sensibility: Examining the Legacy of John and Mary (Mason) Norton, Maternal Great-Grandparents of Abigail Smith Adams
Michelle Marchetti Coughlin

Columns

Genetics & Genealogy
The Matrilineal Descent (mtDNA) of Cecilia (Lockwood) McDonald
Capers W. McDonald

Full version available as a PDF

Jewish Heritage Center Spotlight
The Young Men's Hebrew Association and Hecht House: Two Boston Jewish Community Organization
Stephanie Call

Manuscripts @ NEHGS
The Collection of Benjamin Cooper of Worcester, Massachusetts: The City’s Last Spanish-American War Veteran
Timothy G.X. Salls

Focus on New York
Unusual First Names as Markers in New York Genealogy
Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG

Family Focus

Index