Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Dorchester, MA Tax Records 1869

Taxation records can often be a valuable genealogical resource and census substitute. This entry comes from taxation records for the town of Dorchester, Massachusetts.[1] Richard Buggy / Location: Neponset Av. / Polls: 1 / Real (Probably Real Estate Tax): $2,200 … Continue reading

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American Revolutionary War era 1774-1782

Prior to the American Revolutionary War (War of Independence) a steady but unspectacular trickle of people had emigrated from Ireland to the US. However, this did lead to many Irish born people fighting against the British forces. I have come … Continue reading

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A Name from Insects and Transport 1861

In 1861 the third edition of Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch’s (1773-1838) Suffolk Surnames was published.[1] It is a collection of surnames based on those he came across in Suffolk county, Massachusetts. Bowditch is more well known as a famous maritime mathematician … Continue reading

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‘Information Wanted’ Ads in Boston Pilot 1831-1921

A prominent feature of 19th century immigration to the US from Ireland was chain migration, where family members would come over one at a time as enough money was saved up in Ireland, or sent from the US as a … Continue reading

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Passenger Lists US and Canada 1825-1871

I have compiled a listing of all Buggy’s that I found in the main publication by legendary passenger list/ship manifest (PL/SM) genealogist P. William Filby (1911-2002).[1] This publication, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index (PILI), has been published regularly since 1981, … Continue reading

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US Census 1910 (VII)

In terms of the number of states represented, the 1910 census shows a slight decrease on the 1900 census, down to 17 states and DC from 21 states and DC. However the number of Buggy’s increases to what I believe … Continue reading

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US Census 1900 (VI)

We have to skip the 1890 census in this series as it was destroyed by a fire in the Commerce Building in 1921 in Washington DC. Unfortunately, only the records for 6160 people have survived from a population at the … Continue reading

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