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News / Look for Us at NERGC 2019
« Last post by geoff_smith on March 23, 2019, 03:22:44 AM »

The Locke Family Association will have a table at the Society Fair section at the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium conference (Manchester, NH) on April 4.
News / Postmaster & Mistress of Rye
« Last post by geoff_smith on February 11, 2019, 03:05:13 AM »

Andrew G. Locke #9171 was a blacksmith in Rye. But we now know that he was the postmaster of Rye from 1916 until his death in January, 1928. His wife picked up as acting postmaster until the end of the year.
News / Archibald Cann Saves Oregon Shipping
« Last post by geoff_smith on October 25, 2018, 03:31:35 PM »

Locke descendant Archibald Cann, b. Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, sailed in coastal waters in the Atlantic for a short time and then entered deep-water service and made his way to Astoria, Oregon. He was the first captain in charge of the first lightship on the Pacific Coast, the Columbia River No. 50, placed into service at the mouth of the Columbia River off Astoria in 1892. The lightship was credited with dramatically reducing the number of ships foundering while approaching the Columbia.
News / Locke Family Association Newsletter
« Last post by geoff_smith on September 26, 2018, 03:06:31 AM »

The Fall issue of the Locke Family Association newsletter was mailed a week ago.  All U.S. members should have it by now.  Report missing issues at
News / The Appeal of Paper
« Last post by geoff_smith on August 29, 2018, 11:09:08 PM »

Sometimes there is no substitute for paper!  By some fluke, I found a marriage record for a Locke descendant in an unexpected place -- and in an original ledger at that.  Later I was able to corroborate the unexpected locale from newspaper articles.
News / Keeping Up With Technology
« Last post by geoff_smith on July 18, 2018, 03:15:20 AM »

Guyon Locke Smith, b. Lockeport, Nova Scotia, 1898, followed his ancestors in shipping. But instead of being a merchant or mariner, he was a shipboard radio operator, and served on numerous ships running between New York and the Caribbean. He was the radio operator on the Ancon 10 years after this photo. He died in 1930, just 32 years old.
News / Quick Updates (When Your Ancestor is Already on the Site)
« Last post by geoff_smith on June 29, 2018, 05:20:53 PM »

A few contributors have discovered the easy way to send a photo or document -- just compose a mail to, attach the photo, and identify the ancestor in the subject line. Note that you should give name + birthdate, or LockeID.  (Unfortunately, the "person ID" on the web pages changes with each update.)

I received 27 photos this way on Wednesday!  It turns out, to my surprise, that it is actually easier to deal with photos one ancestor per message.
News / Major Update
« Last post by geoff_smith on June 09, 2018, 07:56:37 PM »

Today's update includes the last pieces of the supplements, and links all the descendants between the books.  We also have brought 800+ new descendants into the tree.  This effectively completes the first phase of the Supplement III project!!!!
News / Re: Great Anecdotes XCIII
« Last post by Janice on May 26, 2018, 12:12:41 PM »
A entry says that the Theodore Lyman Locke who died in 1851 at age 22 was born in 1829 to Hammond and Rebecca (Nevers) Locke.  The Theodore Lyman Locke who was a descendant of Capt. John was born in 1825, so would have been older than 22 at the time of the NEHGS publication, which was apparently close to the time of the accident.  Interesting that two men of about the same time period should have been given the same fairly unusual name.  The both lived in or near Boston, where a prominent family which included three generations of Theodore Lymans also lived.  Theodore Lyman II was an aide to the governor of Massachusetts, brigadier general of the militia, and state legislator at about the time when the two Locke boys were born.  Perhaps they were named for him.     
News / The Locke Books
« Last post by geoff_smith on May 25, 2018, 07:46:52 AM »

At the New Hampshire State Library
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