Frederick Boyle
Fred Boyle at the Springvale Public Library
Photo courtesy of the Sanford News

Frederick R. Boyle, a native of Boston, Mass. grew up in nearby Medford. He has degrees from Colby College (B. A.), Boston University (M.A. in Ed.), and Harvard University (C.A.G.S.).

A retired High School teacher he spent his last twenty years at Lexington High School, where for seven years he was Director of the Education Without Walls program. He and his wife, the former Barbara Folsom, retired to Springvale, Maine from Reading, Mass. in 1985. His daughter, son-in-law and grandson live in Waltham, Mass. providing him another incentive for going to Massachusetts to visit and do research.

From 1985-2005 Boyle was a Certified Genealogist through the Board for Certification of Genealogists in Washington, D.C. Previous to this he was a Certified Genealogical Record Searcher through the same organization. Since retirement from teaching he has authored nine books, three of which were privately published. He is still an active professional genealogist with an active clientele. From 1985-2011 he was also a trustee of the Springvale Public Library where he served as an advisor for its extensive genealogy collection.

As a Professional Genealogist he specializes in searches of families in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Maine Historical Society. Rate: $35.00 an hour, clients reimbursing for photocopying and postage.

KennebunkportNow Available

Early Families of Kennebunkport, Maine
Is now available

Fred Boyle, now 94, has completed his greatest early families challenge Kennebunkport, Maine. One of the oldest towns on the York Co., Maine coast Cape Porpoise saw settlers there as early as 1623 or 1624. There followed a period of roughly 100 years when no permanent settlement survived. Indian attacks took a great toll. By 1719 the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony re-established the community as Arundel, a name that would last until 1821 when the name Kennebunkport was adapted.

This new book will show the growth of Arundel as it attracted new families primarily from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Kittery, Berwick, York and Wells. Unlike previous books in the Early Families series it will follow families up to 1850. Among the prominent families are those of Downing, Durrell, Fairfield, Goodwin, Huff, Hutchins, Lord, Merrill, Miller, Perkins, Walker and many others.
The endleaves of the book include the photograph of the post office mural as pictured. There are also four pages of illustrations of historical Kennebunkport.

ParsonsfieldIn Progress- Early Families of Parsonsfield, Maine

The large tract of land that encompasses the present town of Parsonsfield was acquired in 1771 by Thomas Parsons of Effingham, NH, earlier of Exeter and Epping, NH. Ancient Landmark Society's 1888's publication, History of Parsonsfield, Maine, forms the beginnings of what will be a 2025 Boyle Early Families book. Some of the prominent families will be Ames, Blazo, Burnham, Dearborn, Doe, Fenderson, Merrill, Moulton, Parsons, Pease.and Wedgewood. The work is also strengthened by Ancient Landmark's Vital Records of Parsonsfield, Maine.

The author welcomes private research contributions.

Books by Frederick R. Boyle
Early Families of Sanford-Springvale, Maine (1989)
Later Families of Sanford-Springvale, Maine (1995)
Early Families of Shapleigh and Acton, Maine (2002)
Early Families of Alfred, Maine (2006)
Early Families of Waterborough, Maine (2012)
Early Families of Lyman, Maine (2017)
Early Families of Hollis and Dayton, Maine (2023)
Early Families of Kennebunkport, Maine (2024)

Other books
Genealogy of the Folsom Family, Vol. IV (1989). Available through Charles H. Folsom, Treasurer Folsom Family Association, 434 Southfield Road, Shreveport, LA 71006-2214. $100.00, postpaid.
Hatevil Nutter of Dover, NH and his Descendants (1997). Available from Jan Nutter Alpert, 137 Victoria Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926; e-mail $45.00, postpaid. Hardcover, 438 pages including an index.
Hatevil Nutter of Dover, NH and his Descendants, Part II (2011), 183 pages. Also available from Jan Nutter Alpert on CD. $10.00, postpaid. A few hardcover books are available at selected libraries.

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