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Feb 2024 -- We are finally restructuring to bring in the new insights and facts. As well, the generative age is on us. We'll pay attention. Technology and changes fit right in with our view of content and configuration. Was that line blurred in 2023.

Dec 2023 -- Various summaries: Thomas Gardner, puzzle; GB XIII, 2; What do we know?

Mar 2023 --
Finally got back to WikiTree. Here is a summary: New not old planter. Need to assimilate this before determining how to adjust our research goals. Margaret Fryer, wife of Thomas Gardner, and her family will be researched was we extend out focus to the Families of Cape Ann. We will honor Margaret Fryer as equal of Thomas Gardner. See, as well, Sherbourne research. ... Not Square one.

Mar 2022 -- We are going to include links to referenced material in our PDF files for Gardner's Beacon and The Gardner Annals. Since the fall, we have been looking at the History of Harvard with respect to the unfolding of the U.S. Lots going on.

Nov 2021 -- Just released Gardner's Beacon, Vol. XI, No. 1 (PDF) in which we have a category of U. S. Interior. Our scope starts from the 1794 map of the area as consider by Sam Dunn in London and goes into the 1900s as the railroad was finally getting headway into remote areas of the west (KATY - Western Railroad). While looking into the Interior, we will consider the long reach of New England.

Aug 2021 -- Our latest post represents the focus that has been prominent the past ten months: Michigan, 200 years ago. Before that, we were looking at the waterways, the different eras (Trapper, Trader, Rancher) for those who left New England and west west. Lots to do. We have the 400th coming up of the New England arrival. We have the 250th coming up of the split with the Crown. All the while, technology is awaiting attention.

Oct 2020 -- Ongoing focus (Gardner's Beacon, Vol X, No 1) will be records Sherborne, Dorset, UK. An added focus will be on writing a report for the NEHGR with respect to Walter Friar and Grace Mullins (their marriage, his Will), daughter Margaret Friar (her birth), Thomas Gardner (their marriage), and the first of the boys born in Sherborn. Then, the family is no longer in the area (shown by the cessation of any more records).

Sep 2020 -- This year has been impacted by a virus that rivals what was seen 100 years ago (namely, the Spanish Flu) which we looked at two years ago in terms of the final issue of The Massachusetts Magazine. This effort of Dr. Frank started out with a bang with writers of note and petered out in a puzzling manner. We'll get back to that. Lots to do with regard to the WikiTree work. But, we've deep dived into genealogy in all of its little quirks. One thing that will be addressed, upgrading their logic. Yes. Such as, putting Rev. Bayes to work.

Dec 2019 -- Silence here does not indicate inactivity. See Git'Hub (Portal to truth) for several modes of work that we have been doing.
We're coming  up on our 10th year of work. Looking forward to the next decade. Lots to do.

Aug 2019 -- Pulling together the next issue of The Gardner Annals. Will be Vol. V, No. 1. With that, we'll have five volumes which will be reorganized and reprinted as one volume suitable for contribution to libraries. Goal still is to have first five generations documents. Using Dr. Frank, we are filling in information about collateral families in an inclusive sense.

Jun 2019 -- Lots going on. We have been looking a burial issues, technology, the early times, Sidney's work, Gardner's land (after seeing Dr. Frank's book with its dedication to his father), and more. See the blog post for this year (2019 posts). This page will be reformatted during our review and update process which is in progress.

Dec 2018 -- We are reorganizing the look as there is research going on along several avenues. Right now, we are using a FB group for coordination (somewhat). The issues of content versus configuration will be a central theme as we decide how to operate effectively as well as present in a proper (many senses) manner. Some current topics: wind-speed social media, new site, Gardner burial ground, use of WikiTree, ... , and much more.

Nov 2017 ... This was our first publication in The Essex Genealogist: Graves family of Ipswich. Four Johns become Five Johns as number Four, originally in an article was a conflation of two generations.

Jan 2017 ... in the process of organizing this information - current work - TMM, Bosworth and Gardners, Gardners of Maryland and Pennyslvania, DNA, westward ho, and more ...

                                       see blog, for now

Sherborne, Dorset
Early on, late 1600s, Gov. Lovelace ordered that the main Nantucket town be named Sherborne. Why? Some say that it is due to this being the place of origin.

In 2014, Sherborne records show the marriage of Thomas Gardner and Margaret Frier. There are other records that may pertain to this family.

Hence, research will focus on this matter; we will present the strongest story (the prerogative of the family) that the facts, and abductive reasoning, will support. Follow the progress.
Frank Augustine Gardner, M.D.
11 Volumes (digitized)   
25 Monographs (Titles, all volumes),
     New England Revolutionary Regiments 
         One example (General Danielson)

In The Gardner Annals, Vol. III, No. 1, we publish the Table of Contents from the first five volumes. Too, we get material about Luci. M. Gardner, sister of Dr. Frank. 

Research & Discussion
1. See top, Dr. Frank A. Gardner.
2. Two articles in The Gardner Annals reference a correction to TEG v20 that appeared in TEG v34. This article shows that there were four John Graves, rather than three. Abigail W., as widow, received a pension for John's service during the War of 1812.
3. Discussion of methods for documenting Thomas' descendants (using the Ahnentafel)
        Approach, Example (Sourced
Note: The ahnentafel format allows identification of ancestors so as to relate these by generation. This form is the interim, preferred method for submission of a printable ancestry with each ancestor's birth and death source as a footnote.

See for additional information.