The Gardner Annals, Discussion

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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 (Portal 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 issues, technology, the early times, Sidney's work, Gardner'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, Gardner burial ground, use of WikiTree, ... , and much more.

Nov 2017 ... This was our first publication in The Essex Genealogist: Graves 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 ...

                                       see blog, for now

Sherborne, Dorset
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.

In 2014, Sherborne records show the marriage of Thomas Gardner and Margaret Frier. There are other records that may pertain to this family.

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 the progress.
Frank Augustine Gardner, M.D.
11 Volumes (digitized)   
25 Monographs (Titles, all volumes),
     New England Revolutionary Regiments 
         One example (General Danielson)

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. Frank. 

Research & Discussion
1. See top, Dr. Frank A. Gardner.
2. Two articles in The Gardner Annals reference a correction to TEG v20 that appeared in TEG v34. This article shows that there were four John Graves, rather than three. Abigail W., as widow, received a pension for John's service during the War of 1812.
3. Discussion of methods for documenting Thomas' descendants (using the Ahnentafel)
        Approach, Example (Sourced
Note: The ahnentafel format allows identification of ancestors so as to relate these by generation. This form is the interim, preferred method for submission of a printable ancestry with each ancestor's birth and death source as a footnote.

See for additional information.