My Briggs roots started in MA and then part of them came to Illinois. The person that bought the bible sent me some information, but none of it tied in with my family. Maybe yours does. Give me some names to work with and I'll see what I can match up. My second cousin, who heads up the geneology dept of the Dallas library gave me most of what I have. All I ask of him was who was my greatgrandfather and he immediately took me back ten generations. Maybe you are part of our family. Will be awaiting to hear from you.