Comment Policy

Comment Policy

  • I reserve the right to edit, delete or otherwise exercise my editorial discretion over comments left on my blog.
  •  I am not responsible, legally or otherwise, for comments left on my blog.
  •  I ask that comments be limited to the general topics of genealogy and historical research, or to specific blog entry topics, questions, and comments.
  •  I would appreciate seeing sources mentioned whenever making statements of fact.
  •  I don’t mind links in comments as long they are relevant to the topic. Spam links will be removed.
  •  I encourage honest debate and differing opinions, just be respectful. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
  •  Do not be concerned about “political correctness” in your comments. It is far more important to be concerned about historical correctness! If you need to use a word that might be considered politically incorrect, that is fine as long as it is used in an appropriate historical context.
  •  Language should be PG13 friendly.
  •  I will remove without warning any comments violating my policy and I will ban their creators from blog participation.
  •  I will edit or remove comments making false claims. This is to prevent the blog from being used by certain groups of people trying to promote their own agenda by spreading unsubstantiated historical or genealogical information – an activity that is unfortunately running rampant in the Northeast at this time.

3 thoughts on “Comment Policy

  1. Dawna Lamson

    Hi. Dawna Marden Lamson again. Two things: I see my sister Karyn commented here in 2011. Guess we need to get together and start digging into this history together! The other is that I found mention of an Edward Mardin from Cape Ann, MA, who was injured during King Phillips War in Dec 1675. I was unable to find Mardin/Marden among names on (incomplete) ship registers. I will explore this more as the registers I found quickly online were for some of the Winthrop fleet. I will also search Cape Ann land records when I have time to see if there is a connection the Edward Marden who is thought to have married a Native American woman in NH as his first wife.

    One more thing to mention: we may also have a connection to a daughter of Metacom/Metacomet, Lucy (?). Something to keep exploring.

    • Cross Molly Ockett right off your list. Molly Ockett is documented with husband and children in Maine. She was not the spouse of Edward Mardin.

      There are literally hundreds of Abenaki women who could be the spouse of Edward Mardin. Most of them are unrecorded – because the Abenaki did not keep records. The priests kept baptism and marriage records but in most cases everyone has a common baptismal name and the surname “Abenaki” making the records almost useless. So, trying to find the actual identity of an Abenaki woman born in the 1700s is worse then looking for a needle in a haystack. Even if you learn her baptismal name, she will not have a surname because they did not use surnames until the 1800s. Personally, I would find a better project to spend valuable research time on.

      • Dawna Lamson

        Yes, I’ve already come to this conclusion! Thanks for the reply.

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