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Carolyn Adams

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Carolyn L. Adams aka Freach
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Genealogy has been an avocation for me most of my life. As I look toward retirement in the next ten years, I suspect I will segue into genealogy as a profession.

I was blessed with two grandmothers who loved genealogy. One of them copied family bible data belonging to a relative and kept that information in her own bible. I am still working to prove that line, which is an as yet unaccepted Mayflower line. Maybe this is the year, probably 80 or more years after my grandmother saved the data.

One of my early memories is my parents writing to their mothers about family history. We had moved from Vermont, where the family had lived for many generations (like 9) to Pennsylvania, and living in a different culture (Pennsylvania Dutch) encouraged my parents to remember their own roots. Both of my grandmothers complied, and that became the beginning of what is now a fairly large database of about 12,000 ancestors.

Both my parents caught the bug, and I remember as a teenager driving long distances with them to repositories, to look at the census, and find original records. We'd go to the family history center too; this is before the internet, but LDS had the IGI. I learned the difference between primary sources and secondary sources, and why they are always preferred to compilations by amateurs like the IGI. Ancestry,com, with all its good points, is still fraught with error, and while I use it (at a local library as I won't pay for it), it is just a tool to find the real sources. Lookiing at other people's trees is a short cut to research; to get it right you have to do the research yourself.

Early in one's quest in family history, it is common just to try to flesh out that five generation chart. It is an important goal, but one learns after a few years (or decades) not to ignore the siblings and the uncles and aunts, the next door neighbors, and the community and times they lived in. Your family tree is a lot more than a bunch of names and dates. It is your own history.

Have moved back to Vermont, actually twice now, as it is such a part of who I am. i am active in a number of genealogical / heritage societies. Past Governor of the Vermont Society of Mayflower Descendants. Vice President, Genealogical Society of Vermont. More.

I am interested in Mayflower roots, Vermont and New England ancestry, Huguenot, Roger Williams & Rhode Island ancestry, Quaker, Plantagenet, Magna Charta barons and European nobility and royalty. Vermont may be my long suit.


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On 8 Apr 2018 at 22:29 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page: It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register.

Star this is the link you need to go to and The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am. Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks!

On 22 Feb 2018 at 00:11 GMT Thomas Fuller Jr. wrote:

Hi Carolyn,

I do indeed hope to find more on the Fullers. I will definitely do the y-dna test at some point. My Fullers seem to have come to southeast Michigan in the 1850s, from Cattaraugus County, New York. My furthest Fuller ancestor (5th great grandfather) is a Joseph Fuller, who may have been born in Vermont. That's my current dead end.

On 20 Feb 2018 at 03:21 GMT Christine (Raffo) Zakary wrote:

Hi, we are 6th cousins because we are both great grand daughters of Samuel Harvey

On 25 May 2017 at 21:18 GMT Kym Lindemann wrote:


THE Isabella Sinclair I am tracing was married to William Fraser and they had a number of sons one of which was David Fraser, my husbands Great Grandfather. They came from Inverness in Scotland in early 1930's to Inverell, N.S.W. Kind Regards Kym Fraser

On 19 Jan 2017 at 03:20 GMT Bill Allard wrote:

Hi, Carolyn! Not sure whether I can add much to your quest, re: Matturin/Maturin Allard (found both spellings). I have info that says he was born 1681 in MA without reference to his parentage. He married twice in CT before he passed there on 1774 Mar 29 in Woodstock (Windham County - death record found). 1st wife - Rebecca/Rebekah Bacon; no known children before she passed after 3-1/2 yrs with him. 2nd wife - Joanna Ainsworth/Holmes bore him 5 kids (3 boys, 2 girls) 2 sons married, 2 girls married (1 twice). Have a couple more generations, but all info won't fit here. Predominantly CT family members, but a few migrated back to VT. Vitals have been found, but not all are verified by State records avail. Willing to expand via email if interested in sharing.


On 14 Mar 2016 at 19:12 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Hi Carolyn,

Thank you for the notes on Ephraim Morton and on William Harlow. I had adopted them to add est. birth dates to help future searches - they were distant relatives by marriage. I've removed myself from being PM on both profiles, made the change you requested to the Harlow surname, approved the Shelley merge, and changed the spelling on Norton to Morton.

Thank you very much for your on these important early immigrant families!

best regards,


On 6 Mar 2016 at 22:21 GMT Janis (Paulding) Swanson wrote:

Hi Carolyn, Thanks for the fix on Joseph Grant. He was an adopted profile and I haven't had the opportunity to do work on him. I have given up Profile Manager and thought it would be appropriate for you to manage him as you are familiar with the family. Thanks again, Janis

On 20 Feb 2016 at 22:15 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Fine Carolyn, why then not add the second marriage at the same time with the source.

It would have been an addition :)



On 20 Feb 2016 at 14:08 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


You removed death date on

Why remove the death date ?? Do we have a source to support this ?

On 10 Feb 2016 at 19:08 GMT Tom Bredehoft wrote:

Thanks for proposing the Phelps merge.

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