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18).  Where My Ancestors Landed in 1634    Ipswich, Massachusetts (July 2001)

I'm a genealogy buff and before leaving on this trip, I'd spent many years in Portland researching my family's roots.  The name "Ipswich, Massachusetts" kept popping up in my research so I decided to check it out on this trip.  With the help of a friendly librarian there, I discovered that my ancestors landed at this spot in 1634, having sailed from England on the ship "Elizabeth."  After doing many years of research, I was excited to sit here and imagine the scene.