Hi there! My dad's birth surname is Howe, and after doing an ancestry DNA test and connecting the dots through that and wading through books full of Howe family geneaology, I discovered I am a direct descendent of Elizabeth Howe. Through other family records, I also discovered that I have a family connection right here in the town where I live in MA. I was born in Canada... I had no idea that I had ANY connection here in MA at all, never mind something this significant, and roots that run THIS deep. I always felt that MA felt like 'home' to me, even when I had only visited the first time, which seemed odd at the time, but now I get it! :).