By Book and By Foot

  by Fred Lynch in Wayland, Massachusetts   My immigrant ancestors are what this series of drawings is all about. I track them down by book and by foot—traveling back in time and over to towns and neighborhoods that I’ve never visited before. I walk the streets with my sketchbook. For me, sketching is a […]


  By Fred Lynch in Norwich, Connecticut, USA   By the trunk of every family tree are saplings that we suspect are connected somewhere below. James Lynch is one of those saplings. I know a lot about him, but not where we connect. He and his wife, Margaret Collins, were both Irish immigrant—James arriving in […]

The Ferryman

  By Fred Lynch in York, Maine This is Stage Neck in York, Maine, and right here, at the place of this rotting old wooden bridge, is where my 8x great-grandfather William Moore worked as a fisherman and ferryman in the 1600s. I believe William came here in 1851 as an immigrant from southeastern England. […]