Category Archives: Genealogy

Surprising Discoveries with mtDNA

If my mother was alive, she’d be 101 today. So it seemed the perfect time to write about her, and the DNA that she shared with me–haplogroup K1a4a1b,. I know she would be surprised with the findings of my matrilineal … Continue reading

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Newport New Hampshire’s Early Women Physicians: Freelove (Buell) Nettleton and Mabel (Nettleton) Buell

It is not unusual in American history for the story of remarkable women to be overlooked.  Thankfully the book, ” History of Cheshire and Sullivan Counties, New Hampshire” included mention of two women healers of Newport New Hampshire.  If they … Continue reading

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Suffragist, Club Woman, Lecturer, Musician and Poet: Ola Maude (Gordon) Roby of Bristol, New Hampshire (1868-1927)

She was born Ola Maude Gordon on 22 January 1868 in Bristol NH, to Frank Augustus & Ellen Marantha (Simonds) Gordon. Her father was a carpenter and builder, and manufacturer of mill supplies. She married 28 July 1888 in Bristol, … Continue reading

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Dr. Anna B. (Dimick) Parker of Gilmanton NH: Physician, Minister, Suffragist, Civic Leader, Club Woman (1868-1931)

She was born Anna “Annie” Mae Dimick, on 27 Feb 1868 in Gilmanton NH, the daughter of William D. & Anna M. (Folsom) Dimick. By the time of her death at age 63 in 1931, this remarkable New Hampshire woman … Continue reading

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Civic Leader, Manufacturing Supervisor, Town Officer: Anson Alfonso Platts of Merrimack New Hampshire(1845-1940)

Anson Alfonso Platts was a man who seems to have escaped most notice in a town histories. He was a modest man, unassuming, but always ready to help however he could on behalf of his family, his town, his workplace, … Continue reading

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