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How Newspapers Can Help Tell Your Family Story

For years I worked on my genealogy without using a newspaper as a reference.  I had boxes of starter material, and of course both my parents were alive to allow me to interview them. Easily 20 years had passed before … Continue reading

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He Kept New Hampshire Beds Warm: Concord’s Louis F. Gillette (1857-1937)

In the early twentieth century most New Hampshire homes did not have central heating, and warming pans were in common use. These devices warmed up the sheets, and also kept the bed warm at least for a few hours, especially … Continue reading

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1930s NH Motorcyclist – Stunt Ride Through Burning Wall

A photograph of my father, Bertwin “Webby” Webster, performing a motorcycle stunt, driving through a burning wooden wall. Taken circa … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Pirates: Avast Ye Maties, Arrggh!

Was New Hampshire a haven for pirates in years past… and did they bury treasure on our shores and islands? And what exactly do we find so charming about water-based thugs in tight pants? With another pirate movie always looming on … Continue reading

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