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An 1872 Manchester NH South Grammar School Autograph Book

This leather-bound autograph book covers several years, from 1870-1874. The ink is quickly fading with age–the beautiful cursive script was written one hundred and forty-six (146) years ago. Each pen stroke is deliberate, created when the inkwell and quill, not … Continue reading

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Sanbornton New Hampshire Farmer: Thomas T. Cawley, Jr. (1789-1869)

Looking very much like a Yankee farmer, Thomas T. Cawley, Jr. peers out from the photograph.  He is elderly, white haired, and grizzled by the time this photograph was taken at B.N. Poor, Pike’s Block in Franklin, New Hampshire. His … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: The Dirty Secret of Colonial Floors

The earliest buildings of New Hampshire had dirt floors. Once they had evolved to wood flooring, the problem arose of how to keep them clean. Rugs and even coarse wool druggets were rare in those early colonial days. Today we … Continue reading

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The Faces and Families of William Leonard Pressey of Bradford MA & Jennie Eliza Stacey of Dover NH

As family history researchers know so well, our ancestors moved around much more than we expected them to. This applies to both the Pressey and Stacy families whose research is presented here. William Pressey’s family lived in Bradford MA, Sutton … Continue reading

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The Voice of Cinderella and Portsmouth New Hampshire Songbird: Jacquelyn Ruth “Jackie” “Ilene” (Woods) Steck Shaughnessy (1926-2010)

Jacquelyn “Jackie” “Ilene” Woods was called the “songbird of Portsmouth,” early on in her career.  She is probably most famous for being the “voice of Cinderella,” in the famed 1950 Disney cartoon movie. She was a singer and performer, in … Continue reading

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