In Progress: Ancestors and Descendants of Josiah1 Franklin of Ecton and Banbury, England, and Boston, Massachusetts. This work is the first major compilation of the family of famed Revolutionary War Patriot, Doctor Benjamin Franklin. No large-scale work has ever been published for this family, most likely because there are no known extant family members who carry the surname Franklin. Although some families have appeared in print, much of the information that has been published is incomplete or inaccurate. More than 1,000 family units have so far been documented. Publication of the volume containing the first five generations of descendants of Josiah is scheduled for 2017.


Genealogist's Handbook for New England ResearchGenealogist’s Handbook for New England Research, Fifth Edition (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011)


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Genealogical Writing in the 21st CenturyGenealogical Writing in the 21st Century: A Guide to Register Style and More, Second Edition (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006)
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