Category Archives: Genealogy

Merrimack New Hampshire’s Boston Post Cane

I recently wrote about a custom unique to New England, namely the awarding of the Boston Post Cane.  I won’t be repeating all that background data, and instead focus on one New Hampshire town’s oldest cane recipients. Suffice it to … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Concord’s Bridges Mansion

On Mountain Road at the east side of Concord sits a house that belongs to the State of New Hampshire, called the Bridges House. It was not built by the Bridges family, but was donated by them to be used … Continue reading

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How Newspapers Can Help Tell Your Family Story

For years I worked on my genealogy without using a newspaper as a reference.  I had boxes of starter material, and of course both my parents were alive to allow me to interview them. Easily 20 years had passed before … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Not On The Fourth of July

Many Americans accept the Fourth of July as the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. However it was not signed on that day. The Trenton (New Jersey) Evening Times of 26 March 1885 credits the research of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Suffragist, Civic Leader, and Philanthropist: Julia Beatrice (Ball) Thayer of Winchester and Keene (1835-1905)

She was born Julia Beatrice Ball on 19 January 1835 in Winchester NH, daughter of David & Fanny Parker (Capron) Ball. She would have attended the local Winchester NH schools, and possibly either an academy or a music school, for … Continue reading

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