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The Dorchester Waterfront: An Avocational Underwater Archaeological Report, Drew Ruddy, Steve Howard Jan 2017

The Dorchester Waterfront: An Avocational Underwater Archaeological Report, Drew Ruddy, Steve Howard

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Estimates Of Census Underenumeration Based On Genealogies, John W. Adams, Alice Bee Kasakoff Jan 1991

Estimates Of Census Underenumeration Based On Genealogies, John W. Adams, Alice Bee Kasakoff

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We have been studying the migrations of the descendants of nine men who came to Massachusetts before 1650 and have compiled a computerized database that includes all the people born before 1860 in the patrilines. Thus we have what the nine genealogists who studied these families thought was close to a complete list of family members alive in 1850. Here we focus on our attempts to find these individuals on the 1850 federal census.


Wealth And Migration In Massachusetts And Maine: 1771-1798, John W. Adams, Alice Bee Kasakoff Jun 1985

Wealth And Migration In Massachusetts And Maine: 1771-1798, John W. Adams, Alice Bee Kasakoff

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We use a genealogical data base to question the idea that the frontier was a "safety valve" for Americans in the years of the founding of the republic. Our findings about the relative wealth of members of nine families show how the frontier affected their migration patterns. We find that it was the middle class, not the poor, who seemed to make best use of the opportunity of the frontier.