One of my habits when visiting the NEHGS library in Boston is to start on the sixth floor by looking at the latest books they've purchased. Today there was actually a book on a family from which I descend, that I had no idea was being written. That in itself almost never happens, but this book is authored by someone I admire as well. No Reward Without Effort: The Archibald Family of Nova Scotia by Allan E. Marble (Halifax, 2008).
This family has always fascinated me. It is on my maternal grandmother's side, but touches New Hampshire where my entire paternal grandfather's father's family was from. And I love the fact that wherever they went they just renamed the town as their hometown. The were from Londonderry, Ireland and first settled in Nutfield, N.H., renaming it Derry. After one generation and the French & Indian War, they re-settled in Nova Scotia naming their town Londonderry again. In any case, these Archibalds are traced out of Nova Scotia to New Hampshire and back to Ireland. Whereas, my Pratt line is stopped in Nova Scotia. Martha3 (Samuel2 John1) Archibald married John Pratt.