Friday, August 31, 2012

Show Notes - New Englanders in the 1600s

Following are some notes referencing items that were talked about during the 30 August 2012 interview with Martin Hollick about his book New Englanders in the 1600: A Guide to Genealogical Research Published Between 1980 and 2010.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

Where to buy the book:

The most recent expanded edition is not available from or

You can purchase a copy of the 2012 edition from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) store. 

Books mentioned by Marian Pierre-Louis during the interview:

Colonial American Doctresses: A Genealogical and Biographical Account of Women Who Practiced Medicine and Chirurgery in Colonial New England by Ethel Farrington Smith (2003).

Legal Executions in New England: A Comprehensive Reference 1623-1960 by Daniell Allen Hearn (1999).

Puritans Among Indians: Accounts of Captivity and Redemption 1676-1724 by Alden T. Vaughan and Edward W. Clark, eds. (1981).

Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649-1699 by Roger Thompson (1986).

Books mentioned by Martin Hollick during the interview:
Martin extolled the virtues of a number of other Roger Thompson titles:

All by Roger Thompson

Cambridge Cameos (2005)

From Deference to Defiance: Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1692 (2012)

Divided We Stand: Watertown, Massachusetts, 1630-1680 (2001)

Mobility and Migration: East Anglian Founders of New England 1629-1640 (2009) 

Two pre-1980 indexes that Martin mentioned included:

"My Own Index" by Donald Lines Jacobus  (1953) in Volume 3 of his Index to Genealogical Periodicals [Index of Publications up to 1953]

Founders of Early American Families by Meredith Colkert [publications up to 1985]

Two copies of the book that were given away as door prizes were generously donated by its publisher, the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

 Let me know if you have any questions about the show!

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New Englanders in the 1600s now Archived

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The most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring a discussion with Martin Hollick about his book New Englanders in the 1600s: A Guide to Genealogical Research Published Between 1980 and 2010 is now available for download as a podcast.

The podcast can played through the computer using your default media player or downloaded to iTunes (just click the iTunes button on the main page).

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

What is Fieldstone Common & How Do I Listen in?

What is Fieldstone Common?

Fieldstone Common is a new radio show featuring host, Marian Pierre-Louis.  The show is broadcast live every Thursday at 1pm EST and lasts for 60 minutes.  Authors, historians, curators, archivists, genealogists and other stewards of history are interviewed about their books or projects.  The show is recorded and made available as a podcast after the live episode on the show website.

Door Prizes

Each week door prizes will be given away to the live listeners. This will typically include two books written by the author who is being featured on Fieldstone Common.

Where do I find Fieldstone Common?

Fieldstone Common is hosted on the Blog Talk Radio platform. You will not find it on a traditional radio station. It is broadcast live over the internet.  That means that anyone in the world can listen to the show as long as they have an internet connection. The web address for Fieldstone Common is

How do I listen to Fieldstone Common?

In order to listen to the live episode you need to go to the Fieldstone Common page then click on the link for the next upcoming show.  On the next page, click the PLAY button.
The show should start broadcasting automatically in the default media player on your computer.  You can use the same method to listen to archived podcasts of previous shows.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Englanders in the 1600s this Thursday

Join Fieldstone Common host, Marian Pierre-Louis, this Thursday, August 30 at 1:00pm EST as she talks with Martin Hollick about his book New Englanders in the 1600s: A Guide to Genealogical Research Published Between 1980 and 2010.

The new 2012 version of the book has been expanded by five years and includes additional sources for locating ancestors from the 17th century.

Join us for the discussion as find out what went into making the book, what it is like doing 17th century New England research and why this is such a critical resource for researchers.

Two lucky listeners of the live show will win a coppy of the book which will be given away during the program.

August 30th program link

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Introducing Fieldstone Common

For Immediate Release
20 August 2012

New Live Radio Show to feature Authors and Historians with a Passion for New England History

MILLS, M.A. (August 20, 2012) – Professional genealogist and house historian, Marian Pierre-Louis has developed a new history and genealogy radio show called Fieldstone Common. The live 60-minute show will feature authors, historians, curators and others whose passion is to keep New England history alive. Shows will be broadcast through Blog Talk Radio ( and made available afterward via podcast.

The inaugural episode airs on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 1:00pm EDT. The show premiere will feature Paul Della Valle, author of Massachusetts Troublemakers: Rebels, Reformers and Radicals from the Bay State.

About Marian Pierre-Louis:
Marian Pierre-Louis is a professional genealogist and house historian who shares her love of New England history through her research, blogs and social media.