With the new carpet installed and a lot of "stuff" to clean out in our cellar, it is hard to find time to work! I declared May "doctor month" and set up appointments for my physical and my eye exam. Of course, my primary care physician talked non-stop about his Jewish Austrian (now Poland) ancestors that I have been helping him with for a few years. I'm still trying to get him to go to the cemetery in Brooklyn, NY and take photos for me.
I decided to work on my Newport, RI ancestors for a bit. I have three Peckham ancestors before there is a female. She married Theodoty Hall and that line leads to my Perkins ancestors here in Bridgewater then it is back to RI! I want to make sure I can get it right before I move away.
The immigrant ancestor is John (1595-1681) who came from Boston to RI about 1634 and settled in the Newport-Middletown RI area. The RI Vital Records at NEHGS are a joy to behold as long as your ancestors could pay the fee to have their vital records registered. Thanks to Cherry Bamburg, FAGS, I finally understand that. The Peckham genealogy is available at Ancestry.com and is in print at Higginson's. With only 5 generations of this name to work on, I am making much progress. Only one man didn't have multiple wives, so I have to be careful to get the right mother of my ancestor.
Appropriate for Mother's Day weekend, don't you think?