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Marsha Hoffman Rising on Halls of Taunton

By Kathryn Hall | May 17, 2008

Well-known and highly respected certified genealogist Marsha Hoffman Rising is current president of the American Society of Genealogists and a contributing editor for The American Genealogist. She is the author of The Family Tree Problem Solver: Proven Methods for Scaling the Inevitable Brick Wall. The following article, “A Maze of Halls in Taunton, Massachusetts: Correlating Land Description to Prove Identity” was written by Marsha Hoffman Rising, and was originally published in National Geneological Society Quarterly in 1993. It is here reprinted in its entirety with the permission of the editor of NGSQ and Mrs. Rising. This article has proven to be an invaluable document for all researchers tracing the roots of the descendants of George and Mary Hall of Taunton as well as those tracing the descendants of Edward Hall of Rehoboth.

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Topics: Massachusetts | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “Marsha Hoffman Rising on Halls of Taunton”

  1. Loma Says:
    May 19th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you for publishing this amazing article to the website. This is the work that allowed me at last to sigh with relief and say that I am descended from George Hall! I can’t thank Marsha enough for the work that went into it, and for allowing it to be republished on this site.

  2. admin Says:
    May 19th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    It is my honor to make this available, Loma. As you know this was a tipping point for many of us in our research of the George Hall family, and, yes, we are deeply indebted to Marsha for her fine work. Thank you. KH

  3. Samuel & Abigail Hall 1686 Deed, Taunton, Bristol, MA | Halls Of Bristol County Says:
    September 6th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    […] Hall and the descendants of George Hall who were both named Samuel. We have been indebted to the research of Marsha Hoffman Rising, who turned to land deeds, deepening her research and shedding light on […]

  4. Generations 1-3 | Halls Of Bristol County Says:
    January 3rd, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    […] Marsha Hoffman Rising’s article in National Genealogical Society […]

  5. Linda Hall Little Says:
    February 27th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Sadly, Marsha Hoffman Rising passed away last week.

  6. admin Says:
    February 27th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Hi, Linda, Welcome! Yes, it was sad to read her obit this week. I had sent her the DNA results last month. It is my fondest hope she saw the DNA proof of her research.
    Thank you again for your major contribution to that resolution. KH

  7. DNA Match of Ichabod Hall to George Hall of Taunton | Halls Of Bristol County Says:
    June 6th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    […] family. There was no evidence linking Ichabod to Edward Hall, either, once the wives and Samuels were disentangled. In fact, to date no records have yet been found to link Ichabod of Somers to any other Hall […]