I recently browsed through the Fall, 2014 edition of American Ancestors and re-read Jennifer Eager Ehle’s article “The Attach on the Rowlandson Garrison, Lancaster, Massachusetts“. The article describes Jennifer’s genealogical research – her being a descendant of one of the families who were attacked. After she traveled to the area, she combined her research and and experiences and wrote the referenced article. Now, that’s productive GenTraveling!
Jennifer’s comments about traveling to Lancaster:
“When I describe my vacation plans, I often say, “I’m going to see where my ancestors lived and died.”
Her travels took her to:
- The Boston Public Library, which has a Rare Books Collection
- The Thayer Memorial Library, where she viewed Special Collections material, not available elsewhere
- Historic sites relating to Indian attacks in the Lancaster area
Jennifer concluded her article, “I felt my visit to Boston and Lancaster completed my quest.”
If you have lines in the Lancaster, MA area, and are planning a GenTraveling trip there, the two mentioned libraries should probably be on your list.
So, are you planning your GenTraveling yet? Where do you plan to go? Be sure to share your GenTraveling Bucket list on our Bucket List Page. GenTraveling: It’s the Real Deal Thrill!