St. Mary's church in the village of Wherstead, Suffolk, England

"History of Amesbury" by Joseph Merrill

Category: e-Books
August 2011 Featured Page
Four hundred and ninety-eight pages (pdf)

Early history of the town of Amesbury across the river and north of Newburyport and the home to many of our Merrill ancestors.

Peter Merrill

Category: Family Trees
August 2011 Featured Page
The third grandchild has only two descendents

With forty-seven grandchildren, we can keep this section going fresh for quite a long time. Born of Nathaniel's son Nathaniel, Peter had one daughter and one son who was also named Peter. Both were born in Newbury.

Merrill genetics

Category: Genetics
December 2011 Featured Page
Merrill DNA Special Holiday Promotion Discount

Family Tree DNA is offering you a great opportunity to have your DNA analyzed for genealogical connections at a reduced price until the end of this month (December). I received my Y-DNA37 results in August and can't wait to see the results for my Y-DNA64. This is a great way of looking at my Merrill genealogy in a more scientific way.

Will of Thomas

Category: Heraldry
July 2011 Featured Page
It was not used by his father or his grandfather.

"...employment of the seal is not proof that the arms were ever granted to Thomas Merrill."

August Events

Category: Periodicals
August 2011 Featured Page
Nathaniel's son Daniel has a birth day this month.

Born in 1642, Daniel was a farmer as well as a carpenter.

Amesbury, MA

Category: Towns
August 2011 Featured Page
Rocky Hill Church, 1785

Books, maps and archives are a few of the links provided to Amesbury.

Archive.org

Category: Websites
August 2011 Featured Site
A treasure trove of digital ebooks for genealogy.

The site had for a short time the book "A Merrill Memorial" in a number of different digital formats but was taken off right at the first of August. Better grab what you want while it is available. The book on the "History of Amesbury" listed here came from this site. Just type in the keywords of the title of a book you are looking for and you may find it ready to download.

eBooks and Books
Family Trees
Genetics
Heraldry and Coats of Arms
Periodicals
Historical towns and cities
Websites noted

ARTICLES, WEBSITES and PRESS RELEASES       


New

A New Date Calculator

24 March 2012 - Here is a tip for this month in using dates. I ran across the death date of an ancestor and the age given in years, months and days but no birth date. Try figuring this one out for yourself or let WolfRamAlpha do it for you. Let's say the death date is 27 nov 1927 and the age of the ancestor as 79 years 9 months 7 days. When is the birth date? Type it in WolfRamAlpha like this. The answer given is Sunday, February 20, 1848.

New

DNA Special Holiday Discount

1 December 2011 - FamilyTreeDNA had such a tremendous response to last July's discount that they are offering even more specials than before. If you have ever thought of checking your genetic mapping please take advantage of this but it ends December 31st. I treated my family to an early Christmas present by upgrading my 37 markers to 64 for a small price and Family Tree DNA uses my previous cheek sample. Best of all, you have a devoted community of Merrill cousins to help you interpret your results!

New

History of Amesbury by Joseph Merrill

11 August 2011 - The author, Joseph Merrill, recorded many of the necessary bits of information for the towns of Amesbury, Salisbury and Merrimac, Massachusetts. This book is in Acrobat format and a great resource for the Merrills who have roots in this part of New England.

New

Special 6-day DNA test promotion went well

16 July 2011 - FamilyTreeDNA made an offer many of you could not resist. I for one got out the ole credit card and bit the dna bullet. My birthday is coming up next month anyway. The recommended Y-DNA37, was reduced from $149 to $119.

New

New website offers great Merrill information - GenMerrill.com

14 July 2011 - You will want to visit this website, especially if you are interested in learning about how to use DNA in your Merrill genealogy research. Put together by the Merrill experts, it is worth putting on your bookmark list as a site to visit often!

New

Genealogical.biz 9th most popular genealogy website - Top20Sites.com

1 July 2011 - This website has suddenly become one of the top ten most popular genealogical websites according to Top20Sites.com

New

New Merrill genealogy domain name - Merrill.pro

12 September 2010 - It took a while but we now have a new domain name that will be easier to remember; Merrill.pro. Same site, new name!

Family reunion June 12, 2010

Merrill Family Reunion - June 12th

26 April 2010 - There was a National Captain Benjamin Merrill & Jemima Smith Merrill reunion on June 12, 2010. It was held close to Lexington, North Carolina. For further information please contact me at gjsb@sbcglobal.net. Sincerely, Gloria Baran

Reason the Merrill brothers left England

Why did Nathaniel and John Merrill come to America?

16 January 2010 - Who were the early Merrill brothers and why did they come to America? Here is an interesting article from Lynn Greiff based upon years of research.(Merrill.mobi)

Merrill coat of arms - Thomas of South Hampton

Follow the Merrill Family Tree on Your Smartphone

15 October 2009 - Use your smartphone to trace your Merrill genealogical connections from the first English immigrant. Click on the family tree as a quick reference.(Merrill.mobi)

Merrill coat of arms - Thomas of South Hampton

Newbury Celebrates 375th Anniversary in 2010

13 October 2009 - An important town in Massachusetts to the Merrill family, Nathaniel and his brother John helped settle Newbury between 1635 and 1638. Join with the town in celebrating this great opportunity to honor our ancestors.

Merrill coat of arms - Thomas of South Hampton

Ask the Merrill Experts

5 October 2009 - Howard and Jean Merrill have been collecting and sharing Merrill data for many decades. Because of their passion for genealogy, they've become the definitive experts in the United States. If you have a question, you are only a click away from getting an answer! (Merrill.Ancestral.name)

Merrill coat of arms - Thomas of South Hampton

DNA research is no longer limited to television's CSI

5 October 2009 - Members of the Merrell/Merrill family have been researching their connections through their own DNA and have found quite a few surprises, nice and not so nice. (Merrell.net)

Merrill coat of arms - Thomas of South Hampton

Welcome to the Merrill Genealogical website

5 October 2009 - This site has been operating since 1993 and has great information on the Merrill/Merrell surname available free for your research. Choose from one of five convenient ways to get to this page: Merrill.pro, Merrill.org/genealogy, Generations.info, Genealogical.biz or Merrill.Ancestral.name.

 

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Q & A - Ask the Experts

With more than 60,000 Merrills accounted for through decades of research, Howard and Jean Merrill are a great resource for your research. Ask your question or look through their detailed answers to see if they left a clue for you.

August
  •  5 - William Wesley (7) Merrill
  •  4 - Richard Merrill, 1767
July
  • 30 - Jonathan (6) Merrill
  • 30 - Ralph E. Merrill
  • 24 - Judson Merrill
  • 12 - Martin (8) Merrill, 1841
  •   5 - Edward Kingsbury Merrill
June
  • 30 - Susannah Merrill, 1804
  • 28 - Samuel Merrill, 1728
  • 28 - Dr John Putnam Merrill
  • 12 - Rosilla Merrill
  •   4 - Peter P Merrill
May
  • 21 - Charles S. Merrill
  •   4 - Carlos Addison Merrill
April
  • 15 - Robert Merrill
March
  • 25 - Sanford, Maine Merrills
  • 22 - Richard Henry Merrill
February 2013
  • 21 - Captain Benjamin book
  • 10 - James Revell Merrill
December
  • 24 - French Huguenot Ancestry??
  • 24 - Merrill websites
  • 12 - Christopher Columbus (8) Merrill
  •   5 - George Delbert (9) Merrill
October
  • 31 - Cora Merrill, ca 1864
  •   5 - John Randolph Merrill, 1810
  •   1 - William Merrill, ca 1776
September
  •   5 - George Merrill, 1904
  •   2 - Immigrant Nathaniel Merrill
August
  • 31 - Joseph (4) and Elizabeth Batton
  • 25 - James R Merrill, 1785
  • 11 - Charles Wesley Merrill
  •   7 - John Merrill, 1791
  •   3 - Richard Merrill, 1810, NJ
  •   2 - Nehemiah (5) Merrill
July
  • 25 - Heath
  • 25 - Charles S Merrill, 1824
  • 20 - Merrells of MO
  • 17 - Joseph Merrell, 1832
  • 13 - Grover Cleveland Merrill
  •   5 - Capt Carpenter Greenough
  •   1 - Samuel Merrill & Nancy Payne
June
  • 29 - William Merrell
  • 15 - Roswell Merrill, 1802
May
  • 30 - Samuel Merrill, 1793
  • 28 - Burr Merrill
  • 18 - Charles Henry Merrill, ca 1828
April
  • 18 - Silas Merrill
  • 11 - Fred E Merrill
  •   7 - Aurthur Merrill
  •   6 - Albert Herve Merrill
  •   1 - Merrill-Wynn Connection
March
  • 24 - Fletcher Merrill
  •   1 - Howard Leroy Merrill
January 2012
  • 31 - Sally Merrill, 1813
  • 14 - William H Merrill, 1833
December
  • 24 - Hester Merrill, 1778
  • 17 - Morris Merrill, 1789
  •   7 - Benjamin Smith Merrill
November
  • 23 - John Merrill, ca 1804
October
  • 31 - Cora Merrill, abt 1864
  • 10 - Jonathan (3) Merrill
  •   2 - Isaac Flower Merrill
  •   1 - Merrill Plantation?
September
  • 24 - Katherine R Merrill
  • 21 - William Washington Merrill
  • 15 - Roswell Merrill
  •   8 - Christopher Louis Merrill
  •   6 - Benjamin Merrill Plantation
  •   5 - Micajah Merrell
August
  • 26 - Katherine Elizabeth Merrill
  •   2 - Merrill from France?
  •   1 - Arthur H Merrill
July
  • 27 - Samuel Merrill m. Nancy Payne
  • 15 - Samuel Pearse Merrill
  • 14 - Moody Merrill
  • 14 - Ruth M Merrill
  • 11 - Henry Merrill
  •   7 - Olivia Merrill ca 1799
May
  • 19 - Charles Edmund (11)
  • 18 - David (5) of Stanstead
  •   7 - Wherstead and Honington
April
  • 25 - Morris Pomeroy Merrill
  • 20 - Byron Beach Merrill (more)
  • 19 - Byron Beach Merrill
  • 19 - Sherman William Merrill
  • 13 - Samuel Pearce (8) Merrill
  • 10 - Jemima Merrell
  •   4 - Oliver Babson Merrill
March
  • 29 - William Merrill, Wirt Co WV
  • 15 - James Judson Merrill
  •   3 - Alice R Merrill
February
  • 15 - Eliphalet (4) Merrill and ...
  •   1 - Zelphia Merrill
January 2011
  • 22 - Theodore Murrell
  • 12 - Seth Merrill, 1800
  •   3 - William (3) Merrill
  •   2 - Asa W (7) Merrill
December
  • 26 - Thomas
  • 26 - Robert & Pamela
  • 26 - William
November
  • 20 - Timothy
  • 18 - Nathaniel (1)'s grave
  • 17 - Paul Felshaw (11) Merrill
October
  • 20 - Theodore Murrell
September
  • 29 - Susanna Merrill
  • 20 - Silas Merrill
  • 18 - John F Merrill
  • 16 - Enoch Merrill
  • 16 - Elam Merrill
  • 13 - Wafford Humphries Merrell
  • 12 - Caroline R Merrill
August
  • 28 - Elizabeth Merrill Giddings
  • 27 - Viola B Merrill Welch
  • 21 - Stephen Merrill, 1832, NB
  • 20 - Charles S (9) Merrill
  •   9 - Nathaniel (7) Merrill
  •   2 - Myron Merrill
July
  • 29 - Mary Merrill, 1775
  • 24 - Ella Josephine Merrill
  • 17 - Ormond Merrill
June
  • 23 - James Merrill
  • 20 - John Foster Merrill
  • 12 - Henry R Merrill
  •  9 - Lannie Victoria Merrill
  •  7 - Leverett Bradbury Merrill
  •  7 - Seward B. Merrill
  •  6 - Ransom Amos Merrill
May
  • 10 - Elias (5) Merrill
April
  • 25 - Wife of Dennis Hall Merrill
  • 22 - Samuel Merrill
  • 15 - William E. Merrell - Alabama
  • 11 - John Foster Merrill
  • 10 - Thomas Benjamin Merrill
  •  9 - Robert Morrill Merrill
  •  5 - Mary Ann Merrill, Worcester Co MD
  •  1 - Nathaniel Merrill
  •  1 - Zulima Merrill
March
  • 27 - Benjamin Merrill
  • 23 - Chester C Merrill
  • 23 - Samuel (7) Merrill
  • 21 - Claude Merrill
  • 21 - Thomas & Nathaniel Merrill
  • 20 - Sybil Merrill Douglas
  • 18 - Mary Morse
  • 17 - Lucy (Merrill) Hall
  • 12 - Levi Merrill
February
  • 23 - Joseph C Merrill
  • 18 - Asher Merrill
  • 11 - John Murrell
  •  6 - Mary Perry Merrill
  •  6 - Heraldry
  •  4 - Descendants of Cap. Benj Merrill
January 2010
  • 30 - Lucian Merrill
  • 27 - Susanna Wells Merrill
  • 24 - Omar Bernard Merrill
  • 23 - Adolphus (8) Merrill
  •  7 - Silas Merrill's parents
  •  5 - Tom Merrill's line
December
  • 28 - Rosilla S Merrill Walker
  • 26 - Paul Jerome Merrill
  • 20 - Merrill Canadians
  •  5 - Polier connection??

 and many more...


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Online books

There are many books available now online that were hard to find just a few years ago. There is nothing like holding a book while doing research on your family but you may have to pay quite a bit for that bit of paper.

Books listed by Category

Books Recently Added:

  • Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1640-1900
  • History of the First Parish of Newbury, Mass. 1635-1935
  • Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850
  • A history of the town of Dunstable, Massachusetts,
  • Hillsborough County Record - Nashua, N.H.
  • Historical Sketch of Amherst, NH
  • The Congregational and Presbyterian Churches and Ministers
  • Early Church Records of Nottingham, Mass., Now Hudson, N.H.
  • Two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of Newbury
  • Town Papers, Documents and Records relating to Towns in New Hampshire, vol IX
  • The Ancestry of Walter M. Thurston
  • James Merrill of New Gloucester and Lee, Maine
  • 80 immigrants: our Merrill-Covell pedigree
  • The history of the Sinclair family in Europe and America
  • Descendants of Marriner Wood Merrill
  • American Ancestors of George W Merrill
  • Joshua Merrill and family: a family record
  • Ancestry of Edward Henry Merrill
  • Eames-Ames genealogy: descendants of Robert of Woburn, 1634-1931
  • The Richardsons of West Mill, Herts, England, and Woburn in New England
  • Woburn records of births, deaths, and marriages
  • The history of Woburn, Middlesex County, Mass
  • The Wynnes
  • Capt Benjamin Merrill of North Carolina
  • Supplement to Capt Benjamin Merrill of NC
  • The Indian Land Titles of Essex County, Massachusetts
  • History of Haverhill - Chase
  • Genealogical account of the descendants of John Kelly of Newbury.
  • Places of historical interest within the limits of "Ould Newbury"
  • Marriner Wood Merrill and his Family
  • The Essex Antiquarian
  • History of Essex County Massachusetts
  • Municipal History of Essex County
  • A Merrill Memorial - #13
  • Descendants of Brazilla Merrill
  • History of Newbury, MASS
  • Some Materials for the History of Wherstead

 

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DNA - Finding your ancestors may be easier than you think.

  Listed below are some names that are currently being developed for Merrill genealogy related sites:

  GenMerrill.com is a website specifically designed with the genealogist interested in genetics and how it is used to determine more about our family both yesterday and today.

  Merrell.net is another excellent source of information on using DNA to research your earliest roots. Within the last ten years many advances have been made in a new field of science termed Genetic Genealogy, which now makes it possible for everyone to delve much deeper into their families' genealogy.


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A Merrill Memorial by Samuel Merrill

  • The definitive book on American Merrill ancestry is now available for use online for free! You may choose to view it from Google Books or from this site up to the 5th generation. A brief history of the book and how it was published is also offered.

      A Merrill Memorial

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Patriarchs - Several Merrills came to America

Nathaniel is the most celebrated patriarch but there were several other Merrills from different regions settling the New World shores. The dates reflect the year of immigration.

  • 1635 - John Merrill
  • 1638 - Nathaniel Merrill
  • 1646 - Thomas Merrill
  • 1668 - William Merrill
  • 1675 - Richard Merrill
  • 1680 - William Merrill
  • 1832 - Marriner Wood Merrill


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What's New

Following are the latest files and dates added or modified:

  • eBooks - Sep 11
  • Woburn, MA - Sep 10
  • Hudson, NH - Sep 9
  • Ask the Experts - Sep 9
  • A Merrill Memorial - Aug 26
  • Cape Merrill - Aug 24
  • Allied Families - Aug 17
  • Richardson family - Aug 17
  • Homepage - Aug 17
  • Newbury, MA - Aug 17
  • Newburyport, MA - Aug 16
  • Early History - Aug 1


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Updated: 06-Aug-2013