Site Updates

Greetings one and all!

I have updated the Edward Garfield Society membership list to it’s current total of 76 members.  Anyone who is interested in joining please contact Jayne Pawlisa.

There is no cost to join.

You must be able to show proof of decent from Edward Garfield who settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, if you need help please ask and help can be given.  You can visit the page here Edward Garfield Society Help us reach 100 members this year!


I have also been working on a way to organize the records section and I am trying a new layout.  Check it out here Individual Records and if you have any problems, please let me know so I can address them.  Thanks!


The Family Tree pages have been updated to the 3rd generation (Edward Garfield’s grandchildren).  You can check it out here Family Tree.


As always, I am looking for any photos or documents from the other Garfield branches out there to include in the site.  You can send them to



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Website Updates

Two new Memorials for Robert and Floyd Garfield here:  Memorials

The Family Tree portion of the website has been started.  You can check it out and follow the progress here:  Garfield Family Tree.

A screen shot of Edward Garfield’s page.

Tree Screen Shot

Each individuals page will have a biography if one is written on the right side, a picture if one exists in the upper left corner and links to any other pictures, records and a larger overview of their family tree in the lower left corner.  You can follow the other links on the page to navigate through the tree.

The Index is now an imported spreadsheet. Screen shot below.

Index Screen Shot

The icon in the upper right corner with four arrows will make the spreadsheet full size in a new tab/window.  The icons at bottom center will allow you to zoom in and out.  The linked text under the Records, Photos, Tree headings will open those pages in a new tab/window.

For now the index is all together, I may have to break it down by surnames once it gets more complete but it will still work the same.

If anyone has trouble reading any text on a page please let me know if it is because of its size or color so I can make appropriate adjustments.  All other comments are also welcomed.

Thank you and happy researching!

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1815 Land Transaction Between James Prendergast and Samuel Garfield

This is the earliest land record I have for a Garfield in Chautauqua County.  It references the land bought by Samuel Garfield in the Town of Busti, Chautauqua County, New York State.  Samuel and his family, along with his brother Joseph and his family, continued to live in the area for generations and unto this day you can still find some of his descendants in the area.  Samuel was one of the first three Assessors when the town was formed in 1823.


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