About

Welcome to Travelogues of A Genealogist.

Jake Fletcher is a professional genealogist, educator, and blogger from Massachusetts. Since high school, he has kept a personal genealogy blog that documents his family history research. Jake has had articles published in other genealogy blogs including Legacy News and The Legal Genealogist. In 2013, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Fitchburg State University with recognition as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar. He currently volunteers as a research assistant at the National Archives in Waltham, Massachusetts. Jake’s expertise include researching families from North America and the British Isles, while his interests extend to ancestors around the Globe. Jake belongs to several societies and is vice president of the New England Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG) and Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG), Worcester Chapter. He currently lives in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Press

Amanda Roberge, “Seeking story lines of our own,” Telegram and Gazette, 16 Sep 2016.

 

I am currently a member of:

Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)

Association of Professional Genealogists, New England Chapter (NEAPG)

Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG)

New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)

Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society (CMGS)

 

Professional/Volunteer Experience:

National Archives At Boston, Waltham, MA, Volunteer (June 2015 – Present)

General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, Volunteer (Feb-Apr 2015)

Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA, Research Intern (Sep-Nov 2014)

New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, Intern (July-August 2009)

 

Continuing Education:

Professional Genealogy (ProGen) Study Group no. 30 (currently enrolled)

2015 New England Regional Genealogy Conference (NERGC), Providence, RI.

 

Follow Jake on Social Media:

Twitter (@travelgenealogy)

Facebook

Instagram (@travelyourgenealogy)

LinkedIn

Google +

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***Disclaimer Notice***

Out of respect for an individuals privacy, I will not post public information that could threaten the identity of people that are currently living unless I get permission from the person I am posting information on. If I need to mention someone who is living I will cite you with your last name only.  I will post information on people who are not living and public records on those persons, as I am allowed to do so. If for some reason, you don’t want me to post a particular piece of  information on this blog because the rights of you and your families’ privacy feels invaded, I will delete the information from my blog.

For more information on privacy rights and public records, visit: http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs11-pub.htm

 

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Copyright (c) 2016 Jake Fletcher.

34 thoughts on “About”

  1. Likewise, thanks for following.

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  2. Pleased to meet you.

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  3. Thank you, I appreciate it and likewise.

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  4. Hello,

    Interesting and well done blog. I look forward to updates from your blog.

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  5. Jake Fletcher said:

    No problem, I look forward to reading your blog.

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  6. EmilyAnn Frances said:

    Hi Jake. Thanks for following my blog at http://throughthebyzantinegate.wordpress.com I hope you will enjoy the journey my Uncle and I are taking to rediscover our Italian heritage and what we learn about our ancestors. I have reciprocated by subscribing to your blog. I look forward to learning about your adventures in family history.

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  7. Jake Fletcher said:

    No problem Amy, never too late to start. Thanks for following and likewise, i look forward to following yours.

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  8. Thank you for following the Brotman Blog. I am impressed with what you have done and envious that you were able to start your research at a much younger age than I did (I was 60 when I started). I look forward to following your blog.

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  9. Jake Fletcher said:

    No problem Sue, I’ve enjoyed it so far, good luck in genealogy and happy holidays.

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  10. Thanks for following Shaking the Tree; much appreciated. Good luck with your blog and all the research you’re doing. 🙂

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  11. Jake Fletcher said:

    sounds cool rich send me a link

    Jake

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  12. Rich Srivastava said:

    Very impressive research! Stanford library recently had a seminar on Digital Humanities (DH). Perhaps your research is of interest to them.

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  13. Hello,

    greetings from the old Fleischauer?s home,

    Walter Fleischauer

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  14. Jake Fletcher said:

    Hey Patty,

    Good to hear from you, got your new email will be sending you new findings soon 🙂

    Jake

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  15. Very appreciative of you efforts! I have noted a new e-mail, if you should need it!

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  16. Peter V-M Devine said:

    HI, cousin Leo — this is Peter Vasserot-Merle Devine from San Francisco. I have a lot of information on the Vasserot-Merle family if you would be interested in your French heritage back to the 1800s in Abries, France. email me: pdevine@siprep.org

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  17. Jake Fletcher said:

    Hi Jane,

    I deeply apologize for not returning your email promptly. I have been busy with a lot of commitments lately, but yes I would be very grateful if you shared my blog on yours. I will do the same for your site as well

    Take Care,

    Jake Fletcher

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  18. Eleanor Gilmore said:

    Hello, Jake. I am one of those probably many people who know little of their ancestry. My mother was from Manchester, England (Annie Hart) and met my dad in 1923, Michael James Gilmore, Galway, when both were working on the Cunard White Star ship, the Laconia, on the first round-the-world cruise. They married in Manchester and settled in Seattle. His five siblings all left Ireland and settled in Seattle and Vancouver, BC. My mother’s nine siblings all remained in Manchester. Because my grandparents died in 1920 and 1916, I never knew them. We’ve (all the cousins) never been able to locate the birthplace of our grandfather, nor grandmother. However, I did find what I think is their marrige record: John Joseph Gilmore and Mary Bridget OLIVER. Have you encountered a MB Oliver in your search. Bless your good work! Wish I were able to start on such a search. Eleanor Gilmore

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  19. If it is OK, I would like to put a link on my Conner Family blog to your blog

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  20. Great blog on your Connor family. I’ve been researching my Conner family in NC for awhile and verified my line back to 1850 and that thick brick wall. Thanks for sharing. Working on getting some of my research on WordPress blog, hope to have it up soon.

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  21. Jake Fletcher said:

    Hey Dave,

    That sounds really interesting, what exactly do you mean by genetic info? I have also not heard of those individuals you mentioned, but feel free to email me: jfleishhauer@gmail.com

    Thanks,

    Jake

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  22. Marcia Adinolfi said:

    Jake,
    I love your website. My great grandmother, Grace E. Cross, was born in Mansfield and, I believe from Census info is a first cousin of Connecticut Gov. Wilbur L. Cross b. also in Mansfield. I’ve been doing some recent research into this and alot of the work has been done for me through many genealogy sites and former CT genealogists. Looking over your site, it seems the Freeman family knew the Daniel Cross family during a land purchase. It’s great to see photos of land, buildings and landmarks you have posted. My grandmother spoke of visiting her family in Mansfield and Willimantic as a child and of being related to Wilbur Cross. I moved from CT 2 yrs. ago but visit there often. I plan to spend time this summer in Mansfield doing some similar research as you did. What you have posted is very helpful.

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  23. james clifford said:

    Jake:
    Thanks. And thanks for all your work. Wonderful to find young people who value history.
    Jim

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  24. Jake Fletcher said:

    Hey Jim,

    Thanks for your comment. Patty’s email is patty880@gmail.com, im sure she would love to hear from you.

    Sincerely,

    Jake Fletcher

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  25. james clifford said:

    I am a volunteer with the Redwood City history archives. I am working on an article about Gen. Connor for our Journal of Local History. His family lived in a house in Redwood City that still stands. I would like to get in touch with Patty Powell who your cite reports has the general’s sword and belt.
    Jim Clifford

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  26. dave hampton said:

    jake my name is dave hampton. my mom was jeanette freeman ,maiden name.she was born in middleboro mass to edward freeman. i know she is related to edmund freeman . i have old genetic info some where are you interested dave

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  27. Jake Fletcher said:

    Hey Leo,

    Thanks for the encouragement and that’s great you were able to trace the footsteps of General Connor.

    good to hear from you,

    Jake

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  28. Leo Vasserot Merle IV said:

    Hello Jake,
    My son Leo V. Merle V passed on your blog to me.Thank you for what must be a tireless effort to trace your family origins.I am the great great grandson of General Patrick Edward Connor and the great grandson of Bartley Patrick Oliver whose wife Katy was the daughter of the General.My Grandfather Leo V. Merle did a good job on the geneology of our french side and a bit on his inlaws, the Olivers.He would regale us with tales of of the distant pass and activities of our forefathers when I was a child.I am now 72 years old! We have some great books which you may be aware of yourself, regarding the Oliver/Connors mainly Gen Connor.’The Soldiers of the Overland (trail) which described Gen. Connors activities from the Missouri River to the west and all of the military posts he established or participated in,Fort Churchill,Bridger and of course Fort Douglas above Salt Lake City where he was also involved in mining and passenger boat ventures.)Others, Bringham(Young) and the Brigider,Connor,——and the Mormons,The middle name escapes me.I am sure you have an awarness of these publications.MY family and I retraced the General’s from Stockyon to Salt Lake, stopping at his various stops of record, themn to Wyoming to a frieds large 14,000 acre ranch.At the many places we visited there we constantly mentions in historical spots and publications of General Connor and his influence upon the area.Thank you for your monumental effort in tracing your early family back to Ireland.They obviously were a lively bunch,no shirking violets among them and unafraid of taking on great tasks and challenges.I hope some of that has rubbed off on us their decendants.
    Keep up the good work,we look forward to more long lost facts and stories of our Irish forefathers.

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  30. February Archive ?

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  31. Ellen Price Williams said:

    Jake – Your website is really great. I agree that the internet really is amazing when it comes to research and finding information. I found your website when I searched my mother’s last name which is Fleischhauer. She was the daughter of Frank and Caroline and her name was Ann. She was very close to your grandfather, Bob. I read your interview with my Uncle Bill. And I would like to say that I agree with part of it but not all of it. My uncle Bill and my grandmother did have a rocky relationship but I have an issue that it states she was a very angry and vindictive person. I had known her to be a loving, generous person. She was human as we all are. I would love for you to take that comment about her out as it personally pains me to see her referenced that way.

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  32. FASCINATING!

    a must read for all genealogists – beginner or
    esperienced….

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  33. Jake Fletcher said:

    Hi Patty,

    sorry i didnt reply sooner, thanks for viewing my site, glad you enjoy it

    Talk to you soon,

    Jake

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  34. Hello Jake,
    Thank you for taking the time to research this. It is very valuable to be able to read about my family.
    Please feel free to call and stop by anytime. I would love to see you.
    Sincerely,
    Patti

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