Category Archives: Holidays

October 11 2021: Indigenous Peoples’ Day in New Hampshire

No, sadly you won’t find Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the official New Hampshire State calendar of holidays. Though the topic has been brought more than once before our State’s General Court, legislation to either change Columbus Day or to add … Continue reading

Posted in History, Holidays, Native Peoples | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Merrimack New Hampshire Celebrates 275 Years: From 1746 To 2021

During the month of April, 2021, Merrimack celebrates its 275th Anniversary, based on the date of the incorporation of the town of ‘Merrymac’ on 2 April 1746 (when it separated from Old Dunstable).  There are lots of places where you … Continue reading

Posted in History, Holidays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A DEFENSE OF THE IRISH: What Has Been Accomplished By the Irish Race

From the National Republican newspaper, Washington CD 24 Feb 1874, page 4; A DEFENCE OF THE IRISH. What Has Been Accomplished By The Irish Race “A LIST OF DISTINGUISHED IRISHMEN–WHAT THE IRISH HAVE DONE FOR AMERICA–WHAT THEY DID FOR AMERICAN … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, History, Holidays, Irish in New Hampshire | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Hampshire’s Best Christmas Traditions, Recipes and Stories (Recap)

Next year this blog (Cow Hampshire) will celebrate its 15th year. That is a gloriously long time for a genealogy blog to be around. At this point it is easy for me to have forgotten every single topic I’ve written … Continue reading

Posted in History, Holidays, NH Tidbits, Poetry, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Five Ways Genealogists Survive a Pandemic Thanksgiving

Genealogists (family history researchers) are a different breed. They live and breathe for the next tidbit of information that others find trivial. They sigh and gush over dusty documents and faded photographs. They love a good story, especially if the … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Genealogy, History, Holidays | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments