Category Archives: Personal History

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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New Hampshire Back Stairs: Servants to the Carpenter, Manning, Hoyt, Slayton, Campbell and Jenks Families in 20th Century Manchester

They opened the door to greet visitors. They cooked, served and cleaned up after the daily meals. They tidied the rooms and changed the bed linens. They washed and ironed the family’s clothing. They provided transportation first in horse driven … Continue reading

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