A year ago I started researching my ancestry and have been loving every minute of it. I found out a little about my grandmother's family, but spent most of my time on my grandfather's Newfoundland roots. But last evening I started back researching my Massachusetts roots--specifically the Mann family. My grandmother was Vera Ida Mann and she was born in Athol, Mass. in 1914.
Since I left off last year, a lot of people have jumped on the research wagon and I was able to trace back to 1577 England! (I still have to verify the paper trail.) The Richard Man family arrived in Scituate, Plymouth, Mass. in 1636, and the settlement is still there, along with a museum! http://www.scituatehistoricalsociety.org/sites_mann.html
Before I go further on this blog, I must state that I have had a fascination with Massachussetts that started with the death of JFK Jr., and in 1999 my husband and I traveled there every fall for about five years. We love Boston, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. OH, HOW I LONG TO GO BACK!