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2019: The 11th Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge

I was excited to see that my friend, distant cousin, and blogger extraordinaire, Bill West,  has announced his 11th annual “Great Genealogy Poetry” challenge. The challenge is open to anyone who will post a poem on their blog or web … Continue reading

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2016: The 8th Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge

Each year for the past seven, genealogist bloggers have been invited to post a bit of poetry about a region, historical event, legend, or a person related to one of their ancestors. If you would like to participate, you can … Continue reading

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Penacook New Hampshire’s Acclaimed Modernist Artist: Omer Thomas Lassonde (1903-1980)

Omer Thomas Lassonde was a talented artist who could paint in any style–realism, cubism, expressionism and abstractism. The categories he painted varied as greatly as his style, and included landscape, still-life, genre, figure painting, and portraiture. “He was a colorist,” … Continue reading

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99 Years of History: Gypsy Tour Day to New Hampshire Motorcycle Week to Laconia Motorcycle Week

New Hampshire is home to America’s Original Motorcycle Rally. Its a 99th year anniversary in New Hampshire in 2015, if you count sequentially from 1916—when some 150 motorcyclists unofficially gathered at Weirs Beach. By the following year (1917) the Motorcycle … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: The Origin of "Old Home Week" and the Rollins Family

According to some “The three sweetest words in the English language are “Mother, Home and Heaven.” From: The Origin … Continue reading

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