I am a native New Englander - born in Connecticut to a father from Burlington, and mother from Fitchburg, MA.
I have done most of my research on Ancestry.com, but my two trips to Burlington (in conjunction with visits to Quebec) were wonderful and fruitful. I can't thank the folks at VTGCGS enough for their help. Special thanks to John Fisher and Janet Allard.
My paternal surnames are Bacon and Thomas. Both families emigrated from Quebec in the mid-19th century.
My maternal surnames are Whitmore (grandfather) and Cullinan (grandmother). I had the opportunity to visit the Irish town in County Clare from where my great grandmother departed at age 15 in 1872 to her new life in Fitchburg.
I currently live in northern Virginia (Gainesville), about midway between Washington, DC and the Blue Ridge Mountains. My 55+ active-adult community (Heritage Hunt) is practically adjacent to the Manassas (Bull Run) Battlefield Park.
Some day I hope to write up a history of "The Bacons of Burlington". If you know anyone from the Burlington area named Bacon, the chances are pretty good that I am related to them
Best to all,