Why did Zaccheus Macy call Tristram Coffin “grandfather of almost all of us”?

Tristram Coffin (1609–1681) and Dionis Stevens Coffin (1613–1684)* were the parents of seven children and grandparents of seventy-five. Zaccheus Macy...More Read more from Why did Zaccheus Macy call Tristram Coffin “grandfather of almost all of us”?

Getting Started in Genealogy

A few weeks ago I received a photograph of my great-grandfather, someone I only know from his Civil War pension...More Read more from Getting Started in Genealogy

Researching your Nantucket House History

Many visitors come to the NHA Research Library to research the history of a house – sometimes because the Historic...More Read more from Researching your Nantucket House History

“So you say your great-great-great grandfather is Tristam Coffin”

Using the Barney Genealogical Record A frequent request received at the Nantucket Historical Association Research Library is: “My great-great-great grandfather...More Read more from “So you say your great-great-great grandfather is Tristam Coffin”

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