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2018: The 10th Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge

As the New England leaves turn crimson and the wind blows cold, Genealogy Blogger thoughts turn to poetry. At least Bill West of “West in New England” suggests that they should. In his explanatory blog post he states the what, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Andover

The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917.  On the 5th of June following that announcement the first of three registrations took place, and many of those registrants entered military service.  These documents included personal details and … Continue reading

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Samuel Joy and His Spite Tombstone in Durham New Hampshire

I have to admit–I hesitated to write this story.  We probably will never know the entire truth behind Samuel Joy’s “spite” tombstone, and that bothers me. If a spite tombstone is new to you, know it is a cemetery monument … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbit: Who Let the Shaker Cows Out of the Barn?

In 1863 the cows of Canterbury New Hampshire’s Shaker Village would have been “kept in one of forty-six stalls, in two rows facing each other, with a wide passage between them. Each animal, has its name and place, and it … Continue reading

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Franconia New Hampshire’s Indian Head Profile

An enormous stone face peers from a cliff on Mount Pemigewasset, in Franconia, New Hampshire. It sits not far from where its  brother rock, The Old Man of the Mountains, once ruled the valley from his own prominence. The website, … Continue reading

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