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John D. Tew
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Another Genealogy Tool -- And A Proposed Project Idea To "Pay It Forward" (July 10, 2014)
Recently the United States Geological Survey (USGS) made over 178,000 of its survey maps available in a searchable on-line database called the "Historical Topographic Map Explorer." This tool makes available survey maps that go back as far as 1884 and they ...
Recently the United States Geological Survey (USGS) made over 178,000 of its survey maps available in a searchable on-line database called the "Historical Topographic Map Explorer." This tool makes available survey maps that ...
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Friday Fotos (June 20, 2014) -- Happy Birthday Susan!
Today, June 20th, is my younger sister's birthday.  Happy Happy Birthday! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Original photograph in the personal collection of the author. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Copyright 2014, John D. Tew _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Today, June 20th, is my younger sister's birthday.  Happy Happy Birthday! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Original photograph in the personal collection of the author. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Copyright 2014, Joh...
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Wordless Wednesday (June 18, 2014) -- Andover Beats Exeter, June 8, 1912
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Andover victory postcard from June 1912 in the personal collection of the author.  This baseball victory notice belonged to my paternal grandfather, Arnold G. Tew, Sr. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Copyright 2014, John D. Tew _...
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Andover victory postcard from June 1912 in the personal collection of the author.  This baseball victory notice belonged to my paternal grandfather, Arnold G. Tew, Sr. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _...
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Satruday Serendipity (May 31, 2014)
Here are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this week:   1.  Barbara Poole of Life From The Roots blog has been posting a very interesting and useful series -- photo tours of libraries in Massachusetts.  Not only are the photographs a ...
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Thanks for the mention John!
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The month of May has turned into the first significant hiatus from blogging sine Filiopietism Prism was born in December 2012.  The combination of trips and paperwork to assist my parents with selection and application to a continuing care community in Penn...
The month of May has turned into the first significant hiatus from blogging sine Filiopietism Prism was born in December 2012.  The combination of trips and paperwork to assist my parents with selection and application to a c...
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War Rationing -- When The Greatest Generation Went "All In"
Edna Lillian [Tew] Tarr (1885 -1969) was the older sister of my paternal grandfather.  The above Ration Book from World War II is in the possession of her grandson, my cousin Bruce.  He allowed me to scan the book and the stamps it contained. Since this sum...
Edna Lillian [Tew] Tarr (1885 -1969) was the older sister of my paternal grandfather.  The above Ration Book from World War II is in the possession of her grandson, my cousin Bruce.  He allowed me to scan the book and the sta...
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Wordless Wednesday (July 9, 2014) -- My Grandfather's Graduation from Cumberland H.S., Cumberland, Rhode Island June 27, 1907
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Program for the Graduating Exercises of Cumberland High School, Cumberland, Rhode Island on June 27, 1907.  Original in the collection of the author, grandson of Everett Shearman Carpenter one of the two valedictorians for the ...
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Program for the Graduating Exercises of Cumberland High School, Cumberland, Rhode Island on June 27, 1907.  Original in the collection of the author, grandson of Everett Shearman Carpenter one...
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Quite the achievement, first in his class and tops in Latin-English!
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Saturday Serendipity (June 21, 2014)
Here are a few recommendations for possible inclusion on your reading list this weekend:   1.  Two selections from our Legal Genealogist are definitely worthy of a read.  Judy Russell walks us through searching for possible copyright-free images on Google a...
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The Best of Times For Genealogy -- With or Without Conference Attendance (June 6, 2014)
Harold Henderson of Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog is a source for thoughtful and sometimes controversial opinions about genealogy, genealogy blogging, and genealogy education and certification among other subjects.  His post of several thought "...
Harold Henderson of Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog is a source for thoughtful and sometimes controversial opinions about genealogy, genealogy blogging, and genealogy education and certification among other subjects...
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Tombstone Tuesday (May 27, 2014) -- Abby Hunt Miller (1807 - 1893)
The tombstone pictured above was in bad shape when it was photographed in late March 2010 in the Cumberland Cemetery on Dexter Street in Cumberland, Rhode Island.  Time and the elements had worked on the stone so that the engravings were barely legible.  Th...
The tombstone pictured above was in bad shape when it was photographed in late March 2010 in the Cumberland Cemetery on Dexter Street in Cumberland, Rhode Island.  Time and the elements had worked on the stone so that the eng...
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John, I mentioned this cemetery in my blog post today. I visited three in the last few weeks. 
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Happy May Day (May 1, 2014) -- May Baskets Reprised. . .
The following is a reprise of a post from May 1, 2013 about an all but lost May Day tradition.  In the minds of many people today (perhaps especially Baby Boomers and their parents), the 1st of May has come to be more associated with images of the huge mili...
The following is a reprise of a post from May 1, 2013 about an all but lost May Day tradition.  In the minds of many people today (perhaps especially Baby Boomers and their parents), the 1st of May has come to be mor...
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It's good to know you're fine. Yes, family matters definitely take priority. =)
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Wordless Wednesday (April 23, 2014) -- What Is This?
[Posting resumes today after the longest hiatus (10 days) since The Prism began in December 2012.  I was away on an extended visit to my parents in New Hope, PA.] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Scan of originals in the possession of my cousin, Bruce Marquard...
[Posting resumes today after the longest hiatus (10 days) since The Prism began in December 2012.  I was away on an extended visit to my parents in New Hope, PA.] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Scan of originals...
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I am a New Englander by birth and at heart -- although I have lived in Virginia since 1980.  I was born in Providence, Rhode Island.  At various times I have lived in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Colorado and the District of Columbia.  My family on both my mother's side and my father's side has its roots in New England (Massachusetts and Rhode Island) in the early 1600s.  My present genealogy interests are the Tew, Carpenter, Cooke, Freeman, Hasselbaum, O'Kane, Jeffs, Winkler and Edgar families among others.  I have been dabbling with genealogy research off and on for over 30 years.  I am a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants; Virginia Mayflower Society; the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (Rhode Island Society); the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America; the New England Historic Genealogical Society; the Rhode Island Genealogical Society; and the National Genealogical Society.    
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