It’s been a while, I know.

Well, the search for great great grandpa Thompson goes on.

As previously discussed, I believe Charles H Thompson died before 1900. This based on a Census record listing his wife and children, but not him. I WISH I had data from the 1890 census, but such is life.

Looking at the records site for the state of Massachusetts, I identified two possible death records from the Boston area for a Charles Thompson in the approximate time frame I am looking for. So I wrote to the records office, and requested copies of the records.

I am looking for my GGGF, and would like to request 2 death records:

Last Name First Name Town Years Volume Page Type
Thompson Charles Boston 1893 438 8 Death
Thompson Charles Boston 1897 474 504 Death

And received an initial response:

Thank you, Mr. Thompson. You should receive the photocopies and invoice within the next 4-6 weeks. If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know.


Jennifer Fauxsmith.
Reference Supervisor/Archivist
Massachusetts Archives
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
617-727-2816 ext.222

I wait patiently and hopefully for the promised records. I am not sure what will be in the records, but I need something to tie him back to Sarah.

Most state records departments are caught in the budget crisis, which is why the long wait, and the need for patience. Hoping for something before March 10th.

I hope I don’t lose the trail…

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