Monthly Archives: May 2013

New Hampshire in 1605: Spied by Samuel de Champlain

On the 15th day of July, 1605, the French navigators sailed smoothly on from Cape Porpoise twelve leagues toward the south; they coasted along the beaches of Maine and New Hampshire, passing the Piscataqua River without notice, and by nightfall, … Continue reading

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Portsmouth New Hampshire’s Charity Worker and Suffragist: Sarah Whittier “Sallie” Hovey (1872-1932)

Sallie W. Hovey was the daughter of a prominent New Hampshire minister, and the sister of a navy Ensign who lost his life in the Philippines.  In her own right she worked tirelessly to make sure that the poor and … Continue reading

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1823: An Awful Casualty in Hopkinton NH

It was a chance encounter with the Silver family.  If you research genealogy you are familiar with how it happens. I was researching an entirely different family, gleaning tidbits from old newspapers.  And then this story leaped out from the … Continue reading

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Celebrating both National Pet Week and Genealogy

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National Pet Week is celebrated from May 5-11, 2013.  During our lifetimes pets are our beloved companions, and should be included in our family tree gallery. Here are a sampling of pets from my family.

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Hoping for that Aha Moment in Genealogy

Genealogy and history are naturally connected.  History is made up of a series of events on a time line.  Events consist of activities of people in a specific location, on a certain date. In order to be engaging, a well-created … Continue reading

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