Garfield Family History
Welcome to the Garfield family history project.  On this site we share our heritage with all those who may be interested in learning about where and who they come from.  No genealogical project is ever complete, there is always something new to add whether it be a new birth in the family or newly found information about an ancestor; likewise, this website itself will never be complete.  

I have been researching on and off for nearly 20 years, having started when I was in high school and my Grandfather gave me a large binder detailing our family line back to Edward Garfield who came to America in 1630 with the Winthrop Fleet and settled in Watertown, MA.  Eventually he and I built up a website that functioned for almost two decades and helped us make contacts with distant relatives and gather more information to add to our family story as well as corrections that had to be made.  

With this reincarnation of our webiste, I am hoping to draw in the next generation of researchers and to give everyone a more interactive experience in learning about our shared history.  There are pictures and document scans to view and download.  A Community Message Board where you can post research questions and get in touch with other researchers.  A blog replaces the Newsletter my Grandfather used to email out, where I will post updates to the site and other research topics.  Last but not least the evolution of the old Garfields in America section into what I hope will become a more book-like segment that, once filled out and tidied up a bit more will turn into an actual book that we can offer as a family keepsake in the coming years. 

Now sit back, relax and enjoy your time browsing through our pages and I hope you find some interesting gems of information to add to your own personal family story.  If you have corrections to information you see on the site or questions about researching a particular ancestor or family line please use the links below and fill out the forms and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Don't forget to let us know how we are doing, email us with comments!

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Left Picture: Joe Garfield age 41 yrs
Above Picture: Barn on Joe Garfield Farm
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