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A Little Hometown History

If you haven't noticed yet, I'm a huge proponent of genealogy education. If I haven't learned something new, it just hasn't been a productive day, whether it's reading a journal or magazine, watching a webinar, completing homework for classes through various institutes, the National Genealogical Society, or the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Since Fall 2020, I've been participating in a peer-guided self-study group referred to as ProGen. I'm currently in ProGen 50 (I talk a little bit more about the program here). Basically every month, I meet with fellow genealogy junkies desiring to improve our craft, whether we are looking to become credentialed genealogists or better in our business practices.

For one of my assignments, I completed a locality guide about my home of Sharon, Massachusetts. A locality guide is basically a compilation of information related to researching in a certain area. They can vary, but will include history on the area, repositories, and other salient information connected to the place. Sharon has such rich history, and it was incredibly fun and worthwhile to put the locality guide together to benefit my own research of the town.

Deborah Sampson, Sharon's Hometown Hero. She is buried less than a mile from my house!

If you have any interest in learning more about Sharon or what a locality guide can look like, please check it out.

LOCALITY GUIDE - Adina Newman - Sharon M
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