|About Our Carrier Ancestors
Hello, welcome to my Carrier family website. It has been a desire of mine for many years to find my fathers ancestors. Sadly, it wasn't until after his death that I found how easy that could be on the internet. Many other Carrier descendants that I have encountered knew of our famous, or infamous ancestors, Thomas and Martha Carrier of Billerica and Andover, Massachusetts. The incredible story of Martha having been falsely accused of witchcraft and executed failed to be passed on through my fathers family. Maybe that was in part due to the heartaches of my great-grandparents because of my grandfathers illness. I often wonder if they thought somehow it would spare their descendants unwarranted ridicule. Whatever their reasons may have been , my hope is to bring light to our family with respect and love. However, these pages tell a story of hardships and courage and how our family was an integral part of the history of this great country more than 300 years ago. From the courage of Martha in the face of death, enduring the torture of her children, the betrayal of her neighbors and family, to the mysteries surrounding Thomas, ancestors who were revolutionary war heroes, civil war heroes and many many more who make this family tree blossom. I am more proud than ever to be a Carrier. My hope is that this website shows honour to my father and all of those before him. This site is a work in progress. Please be patient and visit often as I will be adding information frequently, such as, photos, documents, stories and names. If you see any errors or if you have old family photos or a family line you would like added to this site please feel free to contact me.
Many thanks to the cousins that I have met along the way who have shared photos and information.
Also, please sign the guest book. I would like to know your thoughts and hear your comments.
Many photos have been shared by others and many are owned
by the webmaster of this site. Please do not copy any photos without permission from the webmaster of this site. Some of the photos
from this site have been copied to other genealogy sites. Once these photos are on these sites they then become their property.
Kim Carrier Woods
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.
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