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New Hampshire Missing Places: The Whittier Pine of Center Harbor

It had been called the Whittier Pine.  The famed poet John Greenleaf Whittier had his own personal name for this great tree–Wood Giant.  It was located on land near the Sturtevant Farm on Route 25B/Dane Road, Center Harbor NH. [Editor’s … Continue reading

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Ten Genealogy Lessons “Game of Thrones” Teaches Us

During the television series Game of Thrones knowing how people were related, or who they descended from, becomes intrinsically important to each character and determines their fate. If you were related to any of the “great houses” of Westeros you … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Christmas Tree Trivia

Christmas is big business in New Hampshire, at least when it comes to those popular symbols of the season–Christmas trees. In New Hampshire there are nearly 200 tree farms that cater to providing trees, wreaths and other holiday greenery. Having … Continue reading

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Barking Up the Family Tree Again: How Pets Humanize Our Genealogy

It is easy to view our more recent ancestors, our parents and grandparents, in a humanistic light. Many times we knew them personally, we remember them from a first-person experience. We know how they looked, sounded, felt, reacted. Based on … Continue reading

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The Scales Family of New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts

As is often the case, this story revolves around a photograph.  A tin-type photograph shows an aged man and his wife in a seated, somewhat informal pose.  They are both darkly dressed probably in their best Sunday outfits.  The photographer … Continue reading

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