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Charlestown NH Farmer, Inventor, Barbed Wire King: Joseph Farwell Glidden (1813-1906)

What happened when the cow jumped over a barbed wire fence? Utter catastrophe! This poor joke is a lead into today’s blog story, about the potentate of wire fences–a Charlestown NH native named Joseph Farwell Glidden. Sometimes called “devil’s rope,” … Continue reading

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Sixteen Completely Free Ways to Research Your Family Tree in New Hampshire

Certain expensive, pay-to-use genealogy corporations are using mass media in an attempt to convince us that we need their services in order to research our personal family histories.  TAINT TRUE!  You don’t need shaking leaves to point you in the … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com: Why Did A Good Idea Go the Way of the Flash Mob?

It’s close to midnight Some sap is dripping from my family tree Under computer screen light You see search results that make you want to flee You try to shriek But a zillion family hits just blur your vision You … Continue reading

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Dredging the Pedigree Pond

Most of my blog stories involve New Hampshire people with no obvious relationship to me (although I have found many … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com's Internet Biographical Collection Controversy: It Ain't Over Until….

It ain't over until the fat lady sings…. or at least until Craig
Manson, attorney and law professor, publishes his … Continue reading

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