Mar 2022 -- We are going to include
links to referenced
material in our PDF files for
Gardner's Beacon and The Gardner
Annals. Since the fall, we have been
looking at the History
of Harvard with respect to the
unfolding of the U.S. Lots going on.
Nov 2021 -- Just released Gardner's
XI, No. 1 (PDF) in which we have
a category of U. S. Interior. Our
scope starts from the 1794 map of the
area as consider by Sam
Dunn in London and goes into the
1900s as the railroad was finally
getting headway into remote areas of
the west (KATY
- Western Railroad). While
looking into the Interior, we will
consider the long reach of New
Aug 2021 -- Our latest post represents
the focus that has been prominent the
past ten months: Michigan,
200 years ago. Before that, we
were looking at the waterways, the
different eras (Trapper,
Trader, Rancher) for those who
left New England and west west. Lots
to do. We have the 400th coming up of
the New England arrival. We have the
250th coming up of the split with the
Crown. All the while, technology is
Oct 2020 -- Ongoing focus (Gardner's
Beacon, Vol X, No 1) will be records Sherborne,
Dorset, UK. An added focus will
be on writing a report for the NEHGR
with respect to Walter Friar and Grace
Mullins (their marriage, his Will),
daughter Margaret Friar (her birth),
Thomas Gardner (their marriage), and
the first of the boys born in
Sherborn. Then, the family is no
longer in the area (shown by the
cessation of any more records).
Sep 2020 -- This year has been
impacted by a virus that rivals what
was seen 100 years ago (namely, the Spanish
Flu) which we looked at two
years ago in terms of the final
issue of The
Massachusetts Magazine. This
effort of Dr. Frank started out with a
bang with writers of note and petered
out in a puzzling manner. We'll get
back to that. Lots to do with regard
to the WikiTree work. But, we've deep
dived into genealogy in all of its
little quirks. One thing that will be
addressed, upgrading their logic. Yes.
Such as, putting Rev.
Bayes to work.
Dec 2019 -- Silence here does not
indicate inactivity. See Git'Hub
to truth) for several modes of
work that we have been doing. We're
coming up on our 10th
year of work. Looking forward to
the next decade. Lots to do.
Aug 2019 -- Pulling together the next
issue of The Gardner Annals. Will be Vol.
V, No. 1. With that, we'll have
five volumes which will be reorganized
and reprinted as one volume suitable
for contribution to libraries. Goal
still is to have first five
generations documents. Using Dr.
Frank, we are filling in
information about collateral families
in an inclusive sense.
Jun 2019 -- Lots going on. We have
been looking a burial
early times, Sidney's
land (after seeing Dr. Frank's
book with its dedication to his
father), and more. See the blog post
for this year (2019
posts). This page will be
reformatted during our review and
update process which is in progress.
Dec 2018 -- We are reorganizing the
look as there is research going on
along several avenues. Right now, we
are using a FB group for coordination
(somewhat). The issues of content
versus configuration will be a
central theme as we decide how to
operate effectively as well as present
in a proper (many senses) manner. Some
current topics: wind-speed
social media, new site,
burial ground, use
of WikiTree, ... , and much
Nov 2017 ... This was our first
publication in The Essex Genealogist:
family of Ipswich. Four Johns
become Five Johns as number Four,
originally in an article was a
conflation of two generations.
Jan 2017 ... in the process of
organizing this information - current
work - TMM, Bosworth and Gardners,
Gardners of Maryland and Pennyslvania,
DNA, westward ho, and more ...
blog, for now
Early on, late 1600s, Gov.
Lovelace ordered that the main
Nantucket town be named Sherborne.
Why? Some say that it is due to this
being the place of origin.
Frank Augustine Gardner, M.D.
In 2014, Sherborne records show the
marriage of Thomas Gardner and
Margaret Frier. There are other
records that may pertain to this
Hence, research will focus on this
matter; we will present the strongest
story (the prerogative of the family)
that the facts, and abductive
reasoning, will support. Follow
11 Volumes (digitized)
One example (General
In The Gardner Annals, Vol.
III, No. 1, we publish the Table
of Contents from the first five
volumes. Too, we get material about Luci.
M. Gardner, sister of Dr.