Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Workday Wednesday: Thompson CT

  19th century local histories are usually poorly cited but highly informative sources of information on village life and residents' occupations. Those on Thompson, Connecticut are no exception. Thanks to modern technology - and the patience of a few genealogists - more than a few have found their way online. The website offers a transcription of the history of Thompson Hill included in Richard M. Bayles's History of Windham County, Connecticut.  That small history details the village's evolution over the early 19th century. Another history of Windham County allows you to trace the careers of local individuals. Check it out on Google Books. Do some digging. You'll turn up some nice surprises.

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