This weekend is the Rice reunion. Hubs is the Rice descendant and we attended this society event for the first time last year.
These folks have a great society with a lot of information on a Web page, a Facebook presence and a Twitter following.
I took this photo of the Dea. Edmund Rice memorial gravestone and they loved it so much, the put it on the Wikipedia page.
They feature a bus tour of the various sites (including the North Cemetery) in nearby Wayland, Sudbury and Framingham plus a dinner on Friday night. On Saturday, they host a reunion in a hotel (no bugs or porta-pottie, thank you!) with a great lunch and a series of interesting talks.
They have posted much information about their research. It is well documented with evidence and mentions of the lack of evidence where it is appropriate.
I even found a connection from people in my family in North Stonington to a minister who was a Rice descendant. It's a small world!