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”?
Genealogy on Nantucket begins not with the massive record compiled by Eliza Starbuck Barney, but with a quirky codfisherman and...More Read more from “A Walking Genealogical Tree”: Benjamin Franklin Folger, Nantucket’s First Genealogist
If you have recently driven by Newtown Cemetery on Sparks Avenue or the Old North on New Lane, and seen...More Read more from Winged Skulls and Garlanded Urns: Recording the Cemeteries of Nantucket
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
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”