We were pleasantly surprised to receive our copy of American Ancestors and discover an article describing how we used the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Historic Catholic Records Online Project to help discover Catherine (Mullet) Shackford’s parents.
We’d written multiple blogs that described our research about Catherine (Mullet) Shackford describing steps which first took us in the wrong direction. We wrote a blog wondering why Catherine, my second great grandmother was buried in a plot belonging to Edward W Rowland, finding the will of Edward’s wife Anna which mentions Catherine and assuming the names of her mother, then rereading Anna’s will and finding documents in the Historic Catholic Records which helped us realize that Anna was not Catherine’s sister but her step-sister-in-law and helped us find Catherine’s mother’s parents names which are Daniel and Mary Dulley.
This article titled Discoveries from Historic Catholic Records Online which was written by Jean Maguire can be found on page 31 of the Winter edition of American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society. We wish to thank all the members of the team of individuals who helped create images of these important records, transcribe them, and fund the project to help ensure that many folks can see them online! Also a large thanks to Jean who publishes many interesting articles for the New England Historic Genealogical Society!
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Maguire Jean, “Discoveries from Historic Catholic Records Online,” American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society (Winter 2018, Vol 18, No 4), page 31.
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