I just came across this site yesterday. I have a great interest in the American Revolution, as I have several ancestors who fought for our independence – one in the Rhode Island Militia, another was an officer on Castle Island in Boston, and another who was an artillery captain and died at the siege of Fort Mifflin. Robert Treat Paine is also my 1st cousin 8 times removed. I’m also very distantly related by marriage to John Adams.
I have deep family roots in Boston; although I’m not from there, I’ve visited many times through the years. I enjoy genealogy, and have focused much of my research on 18th-century Boston.