In a previous post I looked at town annual reports and the genealogical treasures that one can find in them.   You won’t find these reports on Ancestry.com, but they can often be found online, freely available for downloading. Today, continuing with this line investigation, I’d like to discuss another record type, one which, if you [...]

A pension file is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re going to find inside.  The Revolutionary War pension file for Lucy Tilden, widow of William Tilden of Stoughton, Massachusetts (R. 10604) is a good example. Tucked in between the typical paperwork, of sworn depositions and memoranda, is a slip of paper.  [...]

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