The ancestry of many important early American entomologists from New England and adjacent N.Y. state has been traced. Many of them were related--for example, Stephen A. Forbes and Anna Botsford Comstock were 7th cousins once removed--and some early New England immigrants can claim as many as 20% of the early entomologists among their descendants. Lists of shared ancestors and charts depicting relationships will be presented.
Keywords: historical entomology, genealogy
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