Today’s post will cover some interesting notes about how the Ranger’s operated. I will share specific questions I had and the responses I found while reading materials written by Mike Barbieri, historian for Whitcomb’s Rangers Reenacting Group.
I asked myself, just what was Whitcomb’s Rangers all about? What did they do, where were they headquartered, and what campaigns did they participate in?
Why should it matter in a genealogy project?
It is the time of year for renewing Ne-Do-Ba’s subscriptions to various research sites. We have limited funds for subscriptions so it is important to choose the right sites in order to get our money’s worth.
I have not noticed much in the way of real changes at the World Vital Records site, so I questioned if that was still a worth while subscription to maintain. I noticed a new comer to the field that looked as if it might be an interesting replacement, GenealogyBank.com. I decided to give them a try for a year. So far I am not at all sorry for making the change.
Of course, the first thing I did with my new subscription was search for Edward Marden!
Understanding the local town histories is very important, but the information will have much greater value if it is placed in the context of regional history.
Since the towns involved so far all seem to be clustered in the same general region, now seems like a good time to review the regional history of the upper Connecticut River.
In this post I want to explore the places where I have found Edward. Where are they in relationship to each other? I will also be looking into the history of these locations as they might relate to Edward. Google Maps will help me share this with my readers. Today’s technology is just so cool!