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Karen Howes
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New Hampshire deeds
Awhile back, I came across a site, nhdeeds.com ,  where you can access property records for New Hampshire by county. The three counties relevant to my own research are Rockingham, Cheshire, and Merrimack-- Rockingham being the most relevant, as virtually al...
Awhile back, I came across a site, nhdeeds.com,  where you can access property records for New Hampshire by county. The three counties relevant to my own research are Rockingham, Cheshire, and Merrimack-- Rockingham being the...
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PALMER of Hampton, New Hampshire
My earliest PALMER ancestor was William PALMER, who settled in Hampton, New Hampshire. According to the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire , William was a freeman who was in Hampton by 1638, when he was licensed by the General Court to begin...
My earliest PALMER ancestor was William PALMER, who settled in Hampton, New Hampshire. According to the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, William was a freeman who was in Hampton by 1638, when he was license...
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Then and now: Fields Corner
Google Earth can be a great resource for genealogy, especially in conjunction with historical maps. I enjoy using the program to compare views of a place in the past to modern-day. I found online a 1948 photo of Fields Corner, a section of the Boston, Massa...
Google Earth can be a great resource for genealogy, especially in conjunction with historical maps. I enjoy using the program to compare views of a place in the past to modern-day. I found online a 1948 photo of Fields Corner...
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A deed on eBay for Jonathan TOWLE of Rye
Speaking of Towles, I just found a 1760  deed for sale on eBay-- which, by the way, is a great place to check for historical artifacts and heirlooms.  Jonathan (1703-1791) was the son of Joseph TOWLE and Mehitable HOBBS; Joseph was a grandson of Philip TOWL...
Speaking of Towles, I just found a 1760 deed for sale on eBay-- which, by the way, is a great place to check for historical artifacts and heirlooms.  Jonathan (1703-1791) was the son of Joseph TOWLE and Mehitable HOBBS; Jos...
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New Squarespace platform
I changed blogging platforms, so this blog is now hosted on Squarespace. I had to also transfer the domain, so this blog now has "blogspot" in the address. If you were looking for my blog and ended up here, please go to theroadbackward.com . Thank you!
I changed blogging platforms, so this blog is now hosted on Squarespace. I had to also transfer the domain, so this blog now has "blogspot" in the address. If you were looking for my blog and ended up here, please go to thero...
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SARGENT of Amesbury, MA
Someone very recently emailed me and asked about the SARGENT surname which she had noticed in one of my blog entries, so I thought this would be a good surname to do this Saturday... My original SARGENT immigrant ancestor was William SARGENT,. According to ...
Someone very recently emailed me and asked about the SARGENT surname which she had noticed in one of my blog entries, so I thought this would be a good surname to do this Saturday... My original SARGENT immigrant ancestor was...
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RYAN of Boston, Massachusetts
In honor of upcoming St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd focus on what is, frankly, the least explored branch of my family tree: that of my Irish-descended paternal grandmother. Irish ancestry is difficult; good luck looking for ancestors with surnames like RY...
In honor of upcoming St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd focus on what is, frankly, the least explored branch of my family tree: that of my Irish-descended paternal grandmother. Irish ancestry is difficult; good luck looking for...
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George BAKER and family in Barnard, Vermont
I found photos of my 3rd great-grandparents George Albert BAKER and his wife Hannah Melissa SPECHT on Ancestry.com, submitted by a 2nd great-grandson of theirs, who would be my third cousin once removed. This man, Peter, had submitted the photo of Hannah a ...
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Oh my goodness-- Shirley Temple was a cousin!
Last week we lost the most famous child star of the 20th century, and probably the last actor of the 1930's. This affected me more than I would have thought... as one comment I came across on the internet sadly observed, the Greatest Generation had Shirley ...
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