Category Archives: Personal History

A Tribute to My Mother on Mothers Day 2015

Mary was born into a large Irish family in Manchester, New Hampshire, the youngest girl, and next to the youngest child of thirteen.  She had polio as a youngster, but felt lucky rather than upset.  She said that though she … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Mothers Day: Focus on Mary Manning Webster (1919-2007)

I have written only stories that included small tidbits about my Mom, and so a more lengthy one is greatly overdue. Mary Manning was born in Manchester, New Hampshire into a mostly-Irish family.  She adopted the middle name of Theresa … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s 4th of July: Freedom to those who have virtue to defend it

“Freedom to those who have virtue to defend it.” — one of the toasts offered by the Provincial Congress to his Excellency General Washington, and his suite, the General and Staff Officers, and the Commanding Officer, of different regiments in … Continue reading

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Celebrating both National Pet Week and Genealogy

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National Pet Week is celebrated from May 5-11, 2013.  During our lifetimes pets are our beloved companions, and should be included in our family tree gallery. Here are a sampling of pets from my family.

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Hoping for that Aha Moment in Genealogy

Genealogy and history are naturally connected.  History is made up of a series of events on a time line.  Events consist of activities of people in a specific location, on a certain date. In order to be engaging, a well-created … Continue reading

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