I’m a Holyoke expat now living in the Finger Lakes Region of Central NY state.
This site functions as a repository for interesting adaptations of text and images about subjects and places I love relating to the history and genealogy of Western Massachusetts. It also provides a forum for discussion.
For many years now, I’ve been researching my Holyoke-related family genealogy. In fact, my database contains more than twenty thousand individuals that are both directly and indirectly related to my family and Holyoke. As of today, I have about 3300 different surnames in my database. A majority of my family landed in Holyoke from Scotland, so I am highly interested in certain Scottish surnames. A smaller portion of my family landed in Hampshire and Franklin counties from Ireland (Millstreet, County Cork) in the 1850’s. If your Holyoke-based surname is among those on the following list, I am interested in hearing from you — plus I have many, many other names that I have compiled significant research upon. The names in bold are of a significant interest to me — but I am interested in all names, plus others not appearing here:
Aitken, Alexander, Ballou, Baran, Barnett, Battersby, Beach, Beaverstock, Becher, Bessette, Bibby, Biela, Bilz, Blackhall, Blanchette, Bogdanovich, Brooksbank, Brough, Cameron, Campbell, Cathro, Clark, Counter, Couture, Crafts, Crean, Curran, Danner, Daunheimer, Dellert, Dollar, Downie, Dupuis, Eichstaedt, Engle, Englehardt, Equi, Ewen, Flynn, Ford, Fortune, Freeburn, Gallup, Gaylord, Gibson, Gough, Gow, Green, Halkyard, Halliday, Harris, Hay, Hoessler, Houston, Hynd, Irwin, Ittner, Jolly, King, Knowles, LaDuke, Lafond, Laird, Landry, Latour, Lawler, Lempke, Lequin, Lobban, Loescher, Longbottom, Lowe, Mackenzie, Malcolm, Marsh, McCorkindale, McCurry, McDowell, McEwan, McFarlane, McGarvie, McIntyre, Merrill, Merriman, Miles, Minutillo, Mitton, Montcalm, Moores, Murphy, Naughton, Pratt, Rackliffe, Rae, Ross, Schubach, Scougall, Seiffert, Simpson, Sloan, Smith, Stapley, Steadward, Stephens, Stevenson, Tetreault, Thompson, Thomson, Topham, Troelenberg, Tulloch, Valenti, Vigneux, Visco, Volkmann, Wade, Wailgum, Walker, Wilson, Wingate, Winkler, Wyllie , Young.
Contact info: Holyoke[at]gmail dot com