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On Genealogy Plagiarism, Libel and April Fools

It seems to be the season for genealogy foolishness. Yes, long time genealogists, including myself, are keenly aware that over the past thirty-five years (and before that) writers have been stealing other people’s stuff. It is just not right. Its … Continue reading

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New Hampshire April Fool Jokes of Olden Times

Here is a collection of “April Fool” stories gleaned from New Hampshire Papers.  DISCLAIMER.–Do not attempt to duplicate these foolhardy events, as some are dangerous and stupid. 1843.–April Fool. As the passenger train of cards which usually arrived here at … Continue reading

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Will Cressy’s Humorous History of New Hampshire (1925)

Will Cressy was a New Hampshire born humorist and vaudeville performer who wrote a series of booklets entitled, “Will Cressy’s Humorous History of ——–.”  An entire blog post dedicated to him can be found elsewhere.  For now, only the history … Continue reading

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Cow Concerns: Is Hotcha Music Bad for Bovine Health?

The federal department of agriculture has gravely suggested that those farmers who have installed radios in their barns to delight the livestock should tune in on softer gentler music. Cows give more milk when contented, it seems, and no cow … Continue reading

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You Know You Are Having a New Hampshire Christmas When. . .

1. “Santa” is pronounced “SAN-ter.”

2. You use political campaign buttons as Christmas ornaments. … Continue reading

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