Welcome to the Partridge Nest, now in WIKI format. Please join in on the effort to place all Partridge genealogies online. Because this is a genealogical project, only deceased persons should be added to the website! I have a few getting started links below that explain how to use the MediaWiki software. I have also implemented a visual editor to make editing easier for everyone, especially citations.
Partridge Family Histories
The first project will be to place online what I have on the Partridge family of Medfield, Massachusetts. This data comes from my separate Partridge database and may not be reflective of all the information and sources I have in my personal genealogy database. I descend directly from both William Partridge and John Partridge of Medfield, Massachusetts.
- Partridge Family of Medfield, Massachusetts
- Partridge/Patridge Family of Woolwich, Maine
Partridge Individual Histories
Records Pages of Partridges
These pages are sources to the data found in the family histories above. When possible and permittable I include images of the documents. These documents cross-link with the family histories.
- Vital records of Bellingham, Massachusetts, to the year 1850.
- Vital Records of Brimfield, Massachusetts to the year 1850.
- Vital records of Holden, Massachusetts, to the year 1850.
- Partridge Baptisms from the Records of the First Church of Holden, Massachusetts</ br>The following Partridge records were not included in the Vital records of Holden, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 manuscript published by the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, the births were not being on town records.
- Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850.
- Vital records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the year 1850.
- Vital Records of Sturbridge, Massachusetts to the year 1850.
Census Records of Partridges
Obituaries of Partridges
Notes on Partridges
Articles about Partridges
These articles were on the last rendition of the PartridgeNest and have been transferred here.
- The Four Josiah Partridge’s
One would think that proving four generations of Josiah Partridge’s would be relatively simple. But this line of the Partridge family has remained difficult to track for over a century. It starts with Josiah Partridge, son of Nathaniel Partridge and Lydia Wright of Medfield, Massachusetts.
- Captain John Partridge of Navestock, England
The ancestry of the Partridge Family of Medfield, Massachusetts, being that of Capt. John Partridge and Jane Hogg of Navestock is refuted here. Any other source making this claim derives from this source and the research of Dennis Partridge and Priscilla McElvein.
- A Glimpse of Early Merrimac, Wisconsin
Three letters written by temporary residents of Merrimac, Wisconsin, hailing from Templeton, Massachusetts, and throwing interesting light on social and economic conditions in the Badger State in 1857-58. The letters were written to Unity Fales (Mrs. Otis) Partridge at Templeton by her sons James Otis and Maynard.
- Herbert L. Partridge Correspondence
- Lizzie A. Lane Correspondence
I expect to add to these as I go along and see different issues. For purposes of keeping consistency though, I'd like to keep to these standards.
- Each page should be for one person, not a family unit, though you should add the family information in. Biographical information should be limited to the targeted person for the page, not their spouse, when possible.
- The title of the page should be structured as "Surname, Given Middle (birthyear-deathyear)
- If date is not known an estimate is appreciated prefixed by c, like c1653.
- Female lines will only be included down two generations from their Partridge marriage, unless they match up with the Partridge line again further down the tree.
- When listing the children and that child has children themselves, please provide only the pertinent facts, BMD and similar, Bapt. Burial, etc. in the parents Family area. No reason to repeat all of what you on the person there, visitors can click through and see it on the persons page if they want to know more.
- Locations should be shortened enough without confusing the researcher, then provided abbreviated later in the biography area. This same thing should be replicated within the family area. An example would be Medfield, Massachusetts. The first time in both the bio area and family area I would list that as Medfield, Massachusetts, and link it, but any subsequent usage of the town would only be Medfield, and unlinked.