Author Archives: Lynda Rego

The website for the 5th Regiment Re-enactors in New York provided valuable information on a Revolutionary War ancestor, who also fought in the War of 1812.

Should you join a lineage society? Yes, definitely

Should you join a lineage society? Yes, definitely

I went to a Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Bristol Chapter, meeting that covered joining lineage societies and I’ve heard speakers at other conferences discuss how to join groups such at the Mayflower Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution. Initially, I wasn’t interested, but I think it’s important to keep

A boneless duck breast cooks quickly and is perfect with a sauce of fresh peaches and tarragon.

Duck with peaches is a summery treat

By Lynda Rego I was looking for something special for a Saturday evening dinner and found boneless duck breasts at Stop & Shop. I understand Persimmon Provision in Barrington also has them. Once home, I scouted online for a recipe. Most called for items I didn’t have in the kitchen or were too complicated for

Blueberry muffins

Blueberry muffins with thyme, lemon or both

By Lynda Rego Blueberries are in the markets and farmers’ markets (mine weren’t as prolific as last summer and I let the birds have them). So, I’ve been making blueberry pancakes and muffins and peach/blueberry crisp. I don’t remember where I got this recipe, but I tweaked it over the last couple of years is a great site to check before taking a trip. You get a historic postcard of the town, a map, geographic features, population, crime rates, well-known residents, churches, libraries, museums, cemeteries and other useful tidbits.

Tips for genealogical research trips this summer

By Lynda Rego I was hoping to have time for a research trip or two this summer. Just to towns in New England. A couple of previous trips taught me what to do — and not do. First things first Obviously, the more research you do in advance, the more productive the trip will be.