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New Hampshire WWI Military: A Mystery Recruit Nülo Mahonen

It is a mystery to me why the name of Nulo Mahonen appears on the New Hampshire WWI Honor Roll, in Doric Hall of the New Hampshire State House.  The presence of a name on that bronze plaque usually indicates … Continue reading

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The Kangas Family: Finnish Immigrants to New Hampshire

Between 1890 and 1920 1,558 immigrants from Finland became New Hampshire residents. This fact is dwarfed by the statistics that show in the same time period that 44,420 of the immigrants were French Canadian, 14,890 were Irish, followed by those … Continue reading

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Gordon’s Fried Sea Food and Other Shops at 215 Hanover Street in Manchester NH

Yes, I realize that “Gordon’s Fried Sea Food and Other Shops at 215 Hanover Street in Manchester NH” is a long title for a blog post.  However it is very fitting, because my research took me on a long, convoluted, … Continue reading

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White Star Line Steamships: The Changing Face of Early 20th Century Immigration

When someone speaks about immigration, like many others I picture the crowded steerage of the Titanic movie. Indeed many of the ships that carried 19th century third-class immigrants were crowded, dirty and disease-ridden–the horrors we think about were real. But … Continue reading

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Immigrant to New Hampshire: Cora Alvina Parnell (1868-1913)

The lovely face of Cora Alvina Parnell stared back at me from the computer screen. She was probably not a relative, I thought, at least based on her surname.  But for whatever reason, I clicked “buy” and spontaneously purchased her … Continue reading

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