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From: Bob King <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] CLOUGH and BARRETT (Belchertown)
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 09:02:56 -0400
No I did not look at the LDS site. I have never had much luck there and it
is not on the top of my list of places to look. I have an LDS location just
a few blocks from my home and the same there... not much luck. However I
will try again for the information you pointed out
I just returned from a research trip to western MA and visited the town
clerks in Palmer and Belchertown. Your right.. they were very nice and
helpful but there are apparently no records for the year of her birth plus
or minus 2 or 3 years in Palmer. Belchertown had the location and the
inscriptions (transcribed in 1976) on their headstones. I found the stones
and took their pictures but they are illegible now with multicolored moss
I will certainly try to contact the Belchertown Historical Association.
Please tell me what is SASE?
Thank you for all your help
On 7/6/05, Betty <> wrote:
> I felt the need to change the subject line of the recent posting. Bob,
> I'd like to know if .... checked the LDS web site www.familysearch.org<http://www.familysearch.org>
> They have a Timothy CLOUGH in Belchertown, MA, and he and his wife, Lucy,
> had a daughter, Abigail, b1792 Ludlow, MA. She was their first, and there
> were 8 more children born up to 1811. So, there might be other people
> researching this family.
> I don't know all the "hints and clues" about what to do with the
> found on the LDS web site, but one thing is that some researchers provide
> their name and address, so you can write to them.
> This record doesn't, but you can go to the LDS Family Center near you and
> look at the microfilm records.
> I have also had fairly good luck in writing formal letters to "Town
> in search of information. It helps to include a SASE. But, the 1700's
> records might be in boxes in their Archives Room. I just checked, and
> there is a Belchertown Historical Association. They might be able to
> Here is a brief history of Belchertown:
> (Named after Gov. BELCHER of the MA Bay Colony.)
> Here is another brief history:
> Hope this helps.
> Betty (near Lowell, MA)
> Here's an FYI for you: There is a "Living History Day" in Belchertown
> this coming weekend:
> And, here are some FYI web sites:
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