I don’t know about you, but I’m stuffed!  Too much ham, too much pie, too much of everything.  So, as I enter 2019 I will have the usual resolutions related to diet and exercise.   Perhaps the same is true for you as well.  I wish I could help with that, but that’s not my area [...]

I was recently consulting old Town Meeting proceedings for Concord, New Hampshire, as part of research for a client, when I came across an interesting bit of detail in the school committee report for the 1851 Town Meeting.  Along with the expected reporting of the number of students and teachers, wages, expenditures, etc., they also [...]

If you have researched families in 17th and 18th century New England, you have probably learned that the label “junior,” when applied to a name, does not have the same meaning it does today.  Back then, “junior” signified that there was another, older person of that name, in the same community.  Unlike today, that older [...]

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