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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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New Hampshire Tidbits: Manners and Customs of Olden Time [1760s]

It may be amusing and entertaining to have some account of the customs and manner of living, of the people, sixty-five, seventy, and seventy-five years ago [i.e. 1760’s]. As to what took place in sea-port towns, and places which had … Continue reading

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Ho, The Klondike: Portsmouth New Hampshire’s Failed Quest for Gold in 1898

Between the years 1896 and 1899 an estimated 100,000 prospectors headed to Alaska following a gold discovery there. Some Portsmouth New Hampshire men were part of that stampede of prospectors hoping to return home wealthy. Only an estimated 4,000 of … Continue reading

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The Civil War Nurses

During the War of the Rebellion, some would like to paint a picture of the male nurses being “thoroughly incompetent… Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Selectman

Selectmen, or assessors are the elected officials of a town. This term evolved from “ten men” (c1634) to “select … Continue reading

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