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Tonight on PBS's NOVA you can watch how they moved this ancient lighthouse away from the crumbling clay cliffs at Aquinnah to safety on the island of Martha's Vineyard. It was quite an engineering feat. You can also read my blog post (below) from last year in which I compare how a MAYHEW family member assisted with the original 1844 move, and how my sister (she lives on the island and is a MAYHEW descendant) assisted with the 2015 move. Don't miss the TV presentation tonight!
The Gay Head Lighthouse, photographed in 2004 On the island of Martha’s Vineyard, there is a lighthouse at Gay Head. The first lighthouse was built in 1796, and it was wooden. In 1838 the parabolic lantern in the top of the...
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Weathervane Wednesday ~ Two Found on a Rooftop across the street from a 16th Century Fortress
Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started out by publishing only weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes from all over New England.  Sometimes these weather vane...
Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly. I started out by publishing only weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes from all over New Englan...
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Tombstone Tuesday ~ A Civil War Soldier and his Wife
These tombstones were photographed at Dodge's Row Cemetery in Beverly, Massachusetts. (left) IN MEMORY OF CHARLES H. HENDERSON 18TH CORPS  40TH REG                 CO. K.M.V. M. BORN APR. 30, 1828 HIS BODY LIES IN AN UNKNOWN GRAVE ON THE FIELD OF VALOR WHER...
These tombstones were photographed at Dodge's Row Cemetery in Beverly, Massachusetts. (left) IN MEMORY OF CHARLES H. HENDERSON 18TH CORPS 40TH REG CO. K.M.V. M. BORN APR. 30, 1828 HIS BODY LIES IN ...
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Are you descended of Robert SHAW (1600 - 1661), an early settler at Hampton, New Hampshire? 
The SHAW memorial stone, Founder's Park, Hampton, New Hampshire SHAW There are very few early 1600 immigrants from Cheshire, England. The non-conformists (Puritans) did not have a strong hold in that part of England. ...
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Yours Truly, sitting on my grandfather's lap in 1962 in Hamilton, Massachusetts.  Photo Friday! 
Here I am! I'm sitting on my grandfather's lap. His name was Stanley Elmer Allen ( 1904 - 1982). This photo was taken in the living room of my grandparents house on Roosevelt Avenue in Hamilton, Massachusetts. I remember ...
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Don't miss this chance to hear Judy G. Russell​ "The Legal Genealogist" speak to the NH Society of Genealogists 14 May 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire! 
Who would want to miss out on hearing Judy Russell? No one! Come to the NH Society of Genealogists meeting on 14 May 2016 in Manchester! To Register, send your check for $20 (member) or $45 (non-member) to NHSO...
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It's Weathervane Wednesday! #259 in this series is a double treat! Do you know the location of these two animal weathervanes?
Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly. I started out by publishing only weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes from all over New Englan...
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Charles Henderson and his wife, Mary Ann Babcock have tombstones in Beverly, Massachusetts. He died in the Battle of Olustee, Florida during the Civil War and "his body lies in an unknown grave on the field of valor where he fell in defense of the Union".
These tombstones were photographed at Dodge's Row Cemetery in Beverly, Massachusetts. (left) IN MEMORY OF CHARLES H. HENDERSON 18TH CORPS 40TH REG CO. K.M.V. M. BORN APR. 30, 1828 HIS BODY LIES IN ...
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Using journals, newspapers and court records to unravel a mystery about two men from the same small town (Manchester, MA) in the 1600s, both with children with the same names, and all involved with the same surname WILLIAMS. 
Over the past few years I have written 214 “Surname Saturday” blog posts. Each one starts with whatever information I can find on an immigrant ancestor, and then I show my lineage from that ancestor. This is my version of t...
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Surname Saturday ~ SHAW of Hampton, New Hampshire
The SHAW memorial stone, Founder's Park, Hampton, New Hampshire SHAW There are very few early 1600 immigrants from Cheshire,
England.  The non-conformists (Puritans)
did not have a strong hold in that part of England.  My 10th great grandfather, Roger Shaw ...
The SHAW memorial stone, Founder's Park, Hampton, New Hampshire SHAW There are very few early 1600 immigrants from Cheshire, England. The non-conformists (Puritans) did not have a strong hold in that part of England. ...
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1962, Sitting on Grampy's Lap!
Here I am!  I'm sitting on my grandfather's lap.  His name was Stanley Elmer Allen ( 1904 - 1982).  This photo was taken in the living room of my grandparents house on Roosevelt Avenue in Hamilton, Massachusetts.  I remember this house very well.  It looks ...
Here I am! I'm sitting on my grandfather's lap. His name was Stanley Elmer Allen ( 1904 - 1982). This photo was taken in the living room of my grandparents house on Roosevelt Avenue in Hamilton, Massachusetts. I remember ...
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Who would want to miss out on hearing Judy Russell?   No one!  Come to the NH Society of Genealogists meeting on 14 May 2016 in Manchester! To Register, send your check for $20 (member) or $45 (non-member) to NHSOG, PO Box 2316, Concord, NH  03302 Registrat...
Who would want to miss out on hearing Judy Russell? No one! Come to the NH Society of Genealogists meeting on 14 May 2016 in Manchester! To Register, send your check for $20 (member) or $45 (non-member) to NHSOG, ...
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Genealogist from Manchester, New Hampshire, author of Nutfield Genealogy blog at http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com
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Author of the Nutfield Genealogy blog and occasional genealogy speaker. My family research includes Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, with a smattering of Nova Scotia. Please contact me if you see your ancestors on this blog. I would love to share information. I am the  former secretary of the New Hampshire Mayflower Society, former President of the Londonderry Historical Society, member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Mass. Society of Genealogists, The National Genealogical Society, and the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists. 

Surnames I am researching:
Wilkinson
Roberts
Bill
Bollman
Munroe
Wilson
Flint
Simonds
Lyons
Rand
Allen
Hitchings
Hoogerzeil
Batchelder
Emerson
Younger (also Jones and Dominis)
Locke
Burnham
Mears
Poland

Education
  • Lesley University
    Elementary Education, 1979 - 1983
  • Lesley University
    Technology Education, 1983 - 1985