RESEARCH SERVICES PROVIDED
We provide extensive research following standards as prescribed by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Creating family histories and obtaining access to New England historical resources is our specialty.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Genealogical problem-solving and family history research
- Research plan consulting
- Local record retrieval
- Artifact and landmark photography
- Training and education for schools and communities
CURRENTLY WORKING ON...
"Who is Buried in the First Burial Ground of Northborough, Massachusetts?
As the title suggests, there are unidentified burials in the Brigham Street Old Burial Ground in the Worcester County town of Northborough. Separated from its parent town of Westborough in 1744, and annexed from the Marlborough Plantation in 1717, Northborough's first settlers had lived, worked, and died in the town since the early 1700's. The town's first burial place has only 5 remaining grave markers, but many more unidentified burials can be found at the site. The research completed to date has identified probable and possible burials, all belonging to the families of the town's founders.
“A Portrait of Antebellum America: Letters of the Holbrook Family”
A collection of old family letters colorfully illustrate the life and times of both New England in the 1800's and the nation at large. Correspondence written by subsequent generations of the local family span from 1830 to 1875 and tell tales worthy of a delicious soap opera. Themes include the adventures of rail travel, private school culture, Victorian medicines, issues of slavery, dealing with infidelity, and the intricacies of being an independent-minded woman in a male-dominated society.
Visit the companion website, BFM Research: Genealogy Training and Education for additional information on how to get started on a family history.