Created by Susan Donnelly, Genealogist
Published: April 2021
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For many living in New England during the 17th through 19th centuries, their livelihood and even survival was inextricably linked to the sea. In this webinar genealogist Susan Donnelly will provide a brief history of mariners in New England, discuss major ports and sources of industry (fishing, shipbuilding, whaling, and trade), highlight key records, and demonstrate how to reconstruct your ancestor’s life on the sea and along the shore.
This syllabus is intended to accompany our webinar “Out to Sea: Researching Mariner Ancestors in New England” (archived recording: https://www.americanancestors.org/education/learning-resources/watch). It includes all of the key information covered in the session, plus additional references.
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