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    The Four Josiah Partridge’s

    One would think that proving four generations of Josiah Partridge’s would be relatively simple. But this line of the Partridge family has remained difficult to track for over a century. It starts with Josiah Partridge, son of Nathaniel and Lydia (Wright) Partridge of Medfield, Massachusetts. Nathaniel was the eldest son of William and Sarah (Pierce) Partridge of Medfield, Massachusetts. Josiah was the 9th of 13 children born to his parents, and his descent is the easiest to prove of the four!

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    Partridge Family Tree

    My Partridge family tree has for a long time been the staple of Partridge information online. I am now providing means for all Partridge researchers to assist with the development of this database of information by "adopting" your branch of the pear tree. While I can conduct research on Partridge's who are deceased or at the least recorded, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for me to input details about living Partridge's. In order to help protect the privacy of all Partridge's this data is now being housed in a secure password protected website. I'm very positive of its security, as I own and develop this major genealogy website. Any and all details about living Partridge's can be restricted down to the branch of the family tree. Meaning, only people who are part of that branch, can see the living information details, and add and correct them.

    Any person gaining access to the family tree will need to contact me first using the form I've provided on the Partridge Family Tree site. Part of your responsibility will be identifying yourself in our data, or better yet, telling me I don't have you in the data and explaining where your line should be... ;-)

    Once you've been placed in the appropriate line of your family tree I will grant you access to the database.

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Herbert L. Partridge Correspondence

The following information is correspondence (2 letters) between Herbert L. Partridge and Vera Partridge Hamilton. While the dates state the same, ...

Vital Records of Sturbridge, Massachusetts to 1850

The following is an extraction from the manuscript, The Vital Records of Sturbridge, Massachusetts to 1850, published by the New England Genealogical and Historical Society in 1907.

Vital Records of Brimfield, Massachusetts to 1850

The following is an extraction from the manuscript, The Vital Records of Brimfield, Massachusetts to 1850, published by the New England Genealogical and Historical Society in 1931.

The Parentage of Nora Williams

This research article looks into the parentage of Nora Williams, my 2nd Great Grandmother. By hashing together an assortment of census and vital records I was able to decipher who her parents were without actually finding a record declaring Nora Williams to be the child of anybody.

I have never identified the parentage of Nora Williams, my 2nd Great Grandmother, and whom my Great Grandmother was named after. Over the past few weeks I decided to try and determine it using Census records and both sets of Vermont Vital Records – one from Ancestry, and the other from Family Search. Nora remains the only Great Grandmother of my father’s side that I had not yet identified the parents, and it was time for that to change!

1870 Orland, Hancock County, Maine Census

While searching this census, the enumerator abbreviated names Year: 1870; Census Place:  Orland,  Hancock,  Maine; Roll   M593_545; Page:  609A; Image:  170; Family History Library Film:  552044. Partridge, Thos. F.: 46, m, w, Farm Laborer Partridge, Nancy S.: 45, f, w, Dress Maker Partridge, Martha J.: 1, f, w. Year: 1870; Census Place:  Orland,  Hancock,  Maine; Roll   M593_545; […]