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A genealogy site inspired by the research of Wynn Cowan Fairfield

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Links to Sites
Here are some of my favorite research sites. There are more links throughout the site.


BLM GLO records provide live access to federal land conveyance records for the public land states.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is a treasure trove of info. Subscribers gain access to databases and receive a quarterly magazine, New England Ancestors.

The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum is a fantastic repository of historic documents. Of particular interest is the original 1646 will of John Fairfield.
Fairfield Family Genforum might provide you with clues about other branches of Fairfields not covered on this site, and you can post queries about Fairfields here.
Kindred Trails Essex County has dozens of links to helpful genealogy and research sites related to Essex County, MA. is a great starting point for your genealogy research. Paid subscription site. You can start your own tree on ancestry through this link: is free to use and has thousands of documents online!
The usgenweb site is a gateway to all state sites with a wealth of information and subpages for researchers.
Perpetual calendar is a tool that can help you pinpoint days and dates, including the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar country by country.
Olive Tree has some useful and free ship passenger lists, plus oodles of other stuff. offers a wide selection of military records. Paid subscription.

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