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Polly Kimmitt
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Board Certified Genealogist in Massachusetts, GeneaBlogger
Board Certified Genealogist in Massachusetts, GeneaBlogger

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Justice of the Peace Records and Silvanus "Who's Your Daddy" Savage, Part 3
Continued from previous two posts... This is Part Three of a Three-Part Post. Click here for Post One Click here for Post Two .   ...in which we've seen the originals and transcriptions of two separate complaints of paternity sworn against one man, Silvanus...

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Justice of the Peace Records and Silvanus "Who's Your Daddy" Savage, Part 1
This is Part One of a Three-Part Post.  Click here for Post Two .  Click here for Post Three . Justices of the Peace In Massachusetts the Justice of the Peace was the official to whom minor complaints were made. He was entitled to take depositions, impose f...

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Justice of the Peace Records and Silvanus "Who's Your Daddy" Savage, Part 3
Continued from previous two posts... This is Part Three of a Three-Part Post. Click here for Post One Click here for Post Two . ...in which we've seen the originals and transcriptions of two separate complaints of paternity sworn against one man, Silvanus S...

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Continued from previous two posts... This is Part Three of a Three-Part Post. Click here for Post One Click here for Post Two . ...in which we've seen the originals and transcriptions of two separate complaints of paternity sworn against one man, Silvanus S...

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Elsie's Receipt Book--The Heart of the Home
Good cooks have always collected recipes, or receipts as they were sometimes called. My mother-in-law's mother, Elizabeth Mary Stephens (Drapes) Churton, aka Elsie, was no exception. We recently uncovered a little journal, begun on 16 June 1918, eight month...

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Brian Robert Rowland Kimmitt, RIP Dear Father-in-Law
I am completely saddened to say that my much loved father-in-law, Brian, passed away four days ago. Being a genealogist, one of my first concerns was to pull together his death notice and obituary. People often use the term obituary to refer to a death noti...

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I'll Warrant Not Much Has Changed
I sing in a chorus that rehearses in a church hall in Worcester, Mass. On my way into chorus rehearsal a few weeks ago I came across this notice on the door. I was struck by how little has changed since the earliest days in Central Massachusetts when it was...

Google+ is so sensible compared to FB. Refreshing, aaaahhhhh.

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"Colored Citizens of Worcester" Honor Roll, World War II
Worcester professor Thomas Doughton recently brought my attention to the fact that this "Colored Citizens" of Worcester [Massachusetts] Honor Roll from World War II is currently missing. It was installed outside the AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Zion Ch...

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Garrald Fitzgerald, Goldsmith
In April of 1979 on a twenty hour train journey from Rome to London I met a chatty but cordial gentleman from Rainham, Kent. Amongst many, many other things, he told me that he was a coin collector. He had a metal detector and spent his time scanning dried ...
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