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Do you have a "Horribles" parade for the 4th of July?  In parts of New England this is a tradition that still goes on! 
There are a lot of strange traditions in Salem, Massachusetts.  Perhaps this is due to its “interesting” history?  It is a place where you can do odd things such as celebrate Halloween for the entire month of October, eat cho...
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Did you eat Salmon and Peas today for the 4th of July?  Maybe your ancestors did if they lived in New England! 
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Happy 4th of July!
4th of July 2006 at the Portland Head Light Portland, Maine Published under a  Creative Commons License Heather Wilkinson Rojo,  "Happy 4th of July", Nutfield Genealogy , posted July 4, 2015, (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/07/happy-4th-of-jul...
4th of July 2006 at the Portland Head Light Portland, Maine Published under a Creative Commons License Heather Wilkinson Rojo,  "Happy 4th of July", Nutfield Genealogy, posted July 4, 2015, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blog...
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Moving a lighthouse… in 1844 and in 2015
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 lighthouse were lowered 14 feet...
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 ~ This one is unique!
Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started by publishing weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes all across New England.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical...
Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started by publishing weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes all across New England.  Sometime...
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Tombstone Tuesday ~ Col. John Goffe and his wife Hannah
         This tombstone was photographed at the Old Burial Ground in Bedford, New Hampshire In memory of Col. John Goffe Esq. & Mrs. Hannah his wife Col. Goffe was             Mrs. Goffe was bo     35th               born Octr. 2nd     [illegible]          ...
         This tombstone was photographed at the Old Burial Ground in Bedford, New Hampshire In memory of Col. John Goffe Esq. & Mrs. Hannah his wife Col. Goffe was             Mrs. Goffe was bo     35th              ...
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Salem Willows Horribles Parade
There are a lot of strange traditions in Salem,
Massachusetts.  Perhaps this is due to
its “interesting” history?  It is a place
where you can do odd things such as celebrate Halloween for the entire month of
October, eat chop suey sandwiches, and watch a “...
There are a lot of strange traditions in Salem, Massachusetts.  Perhaps this is due to its “interesting” history?  It is a place where you can do odd things such as celebrate Halloween for the entire month of October, eat cho...
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The stars and stripes are flying at Portland Head Light today! 
4th of July 2006 at the Portland Head Light Portland, Maine Published under a Creative Commons License Heather Wilkinson Rojo,  "Happy 4th of July", Nutfield Genealogy, posted July 4, 2015, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blog...
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This spring my sister was involved with the project to move the Gay Head Lighthouse on the island of Martha's Vineyard. She told me that a John MAYHEW also moved this lighthouse in 1844 and asked "Was he an ancestor?"  I took that challenge, and ran with it! Click here for the story, photos, and some genealogy...
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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I've never seen anything like this weathervane before, have you?  Do you know the location of weather vane #215? 
Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started by publishing weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes all across New England.  Sometime...
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Colonel John and Hannah Goffe, buried in the Old Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, New Hampshire (formerly the town of Derryfield).  
         This tombstone was photographed at the Old Burial Ground in Bedford, New Hampshire In memory of Col. John Goffe Esq. & Mrs. Hannah his wife Col. Goffe was             Mrs. Goffe was bo     35th              ...
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Get ready for July- and lots of great genealogy and local history events in New England!  Check out this calendar! 
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Genealogist from Londonderry, New Hampshire, author of Nutfield Genealogy blog at http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com
Introduction
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