Hi - I'm Bonnie - also known as Valentinoswife on my blog at Amore e Sapore di Famiglia
I've been doing genealogy research for over 30 years, since I was in high school. I'm from the Salem, Mass, area and I still live only about an hour away from Salem. Most of my ancestors lived in Salem or Essex, County, Massachusetts or nearby. I've collected a database of over 80,000 names and now I'm filling in all the stories. I blog at http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com and I've posted some of those stories on my blog here, too. I've started several surname research projects (Hoogerzeil, Wilkinsons of NH/ME, Jones/Dominis connection in Boston/Hawaii, Hitchings, Bill) and I've been captain of the NH Mayflower Society for five years.