Monthly Archives: June 2013

New Hampshire’s 250 Year Old Towns

Happy Sestercentennial, Semiquincentennial, or Quarter-millennial to you!  In 1763 thirteen towns in New Hampshire were considered official by proclamation of then Provincial Governor Benning Wentworth.  In that year New Hampshire was a rough and dangerous place to live. Within a decade … Continue reading

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It’s close to midnight Some sap is dripping from my family tree Under computer screen light You see search results that make you want to flee You try to shriek But a zillion family hits just blur your vision You … Continue reading

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Immigrant to New Hampshire: Cora Alvina Parnell (1868-1913)

The lovely face of Cora Alvina Parnell stared back at me from the computer screen. She was probably not a relative, I thought, at least based on her surname.  But for whatever reason, I clicked “buy” and spontaneously purchased her … Continue reading

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A Manchester, New Hampshire Small Grocery: Morency’s Market & the Morency Family

Over the past two hundred plus years, these shops have been called by many names: grocer, grocery & provision store, fruit & grocery, grocery company, market, retail store, corner store, convenience store. The corner grocery store has been an essential … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Fathers’ Day History

The celebration of Fathers’ Day in New Hampshire is over 100 years old, unofficially that is.  The anniversary date hinges really on which year you consider as the advent of Fathers’ Day in our state.  A newspaper article acknowledged the … Continue reading

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