Frederick R. Boyle
, a native of Boston, Mass. grew up in nearby Medford. He has degrees from Colby College (B. A.), Boston University (M.A. in Ed.), and Harvard University (C.A.G.S.).
|Fred Boyle at the Springvale Public Library |
|Photo courtesy of the Sanford News |
A retired High School teacher he spent his last twenty years at Lexington High School, where for seven years he was Director of the Education Without Walls program. He and his wife, the former Barbara Folsom, retired to Springvale, Maine from Reading, Mass. in 1985. His daughter, son-in-law and grandson live in Waltham, Mass. providing him another incentive for going to Massachusetts to visit and do research.
From 1985-2005 Boyle was a Certified Genealogist
through the Board for Certification of Genealogists in Washington, D.C. Previous to this he was a Certified Genealogical Record Searcher through the same organization. Since retirement from teaching he has authored eight books, three of which were privately published. He is still an active professional genealogist with an active clientele. From 1985-2011 he was also a trustee of the Springvale Public Library
where he served as an advisor for its extensive genealogy collection.
As a Professional Genealogist
he specializes in searches of families in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Maine Historical Society and the New Hampshire Historical Society. Rate: $35.00 an hour, clients reimbursing for photocopying and postage.
Books by Frederick R. Boyle
Early Families of Sanford-Springvale, Maine (1989)
Later Families of Sanford-Springvale, Maine (1995)
Early Families of Shapleigh and Acton, Maine (2002)
Early Families of Alfred, Maine (2006)
Early Families of Waterborough, Maine (2012)
|"The Mill" painted by Nancy Deering Goddard
Early Families of Waterborough, Maine
, the last in the "Early Families" is ready for publication in December 2012. A large volume of 145 separate families, it has been in research since October 2008. The author has collaborated with a number of local and far-off descendants who have shared some of their own genealogical work on Waterborough ancestors. Two key members of the Waterborough Historical Society, Jim Carll and Linda Hanscom, have been especially helpful throughout the long process. In fact, the book is dedicated to them. The most central [and at time difficult] family in the book is the Smiths. Boyle early uncovered the fact that Capt. John Smith, the Revolutionary leader of the local militia, was, in fact, not a native of Kittery, but rather of Brentwood, NH, a town from which many of the early Waterborough settlers originated. Along with his brothers, Israel and Thomas, Capt. John was settled in what was called Massabesic by the late 1760s.
The book, which is hard-covered and fully indexed is over 640 pages in length. The cost is $65.00, plus postal/handling charge of $6.00. Maine residents add $3.58 (sales tax).
There will be a book signing at the Grange Hall, 41 West Rd., Waterboro Saturday, December 15, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Genealogy of the Folsom Family, Vol. IV (1989).
A second signing will be at Springvale Public Library December 15, 1-2 p.m.
Available through Charles H. Folsom, Treasurer Folsom Family Association, 434 Southfield Road, Shreveport, LA 71006-2214. $100.00, postpaid.
Hatevil Nutter of Dover, NH and his Descendants (1997).
Available from Jan Nutter Alpert, 137 Victoria Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926; e-mail JanAlpert@aol.com
. $45.00, postpaid. Hardcover, 438 pages including an index.
Hatevil Nutter of Dover, NH and his Descendants, Part II (2011),
183 pages. Also available from Jan Nutter Alpert on CD. $10.00, postpaid. A few hardcover books are available at selected libraries.