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100 Years Ago: Memorial Day of 1917

On May 30, 1917, almost 2 months after the United States joined in WWI and declared war against the German Empire, Memorial Day arrived. An important part of this day was teaching school children about patriotism. There were oratory contests … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of General John Stark of Manchester New Hampshire

New Hampshire residents traditionally celebrate John Stark day on April 25th each year.  This celebratory date is set by New Hampshire Revised Statutes 4:13-l – General John Stark Day, that designates the fourth Monday in April as such. “And the … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: New Hampshire’s Irish Celebration of 1917

On March 17, 1917 New Hampshire, along with many other places in the United States, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. No one knew that 20 days later, this country would be at war [announced April 6, 1917]. In New Hampshire where … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: New Hampshire’s Valentine’s Day of 1917

New Hampshire’s weather was unsettled on Valentines Day, February 14, 1917. So was the nation, and the world. Unbeknown to lovers, sweethearts and the devoted, the entrance of the United States into the Great War was only two  months away. … Continue reading

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Ten Essential Tasks For U.S. Genealogists on Veterans Day

Genealogists have a greater reason than most to pay attention to Veterans Day.  We are the keepers of history, the scavengers of memorabilia, and the scribes of  remembrance.  We, more than many understand that we are making history this very … Continue reading

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