A pension file is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re going to find inside.  The Revolutionary War pension file for Lucy Tilden, widow of William Tilden of Stoughton, Massachusetts (R. 10604) is a good example. Tucked in between the typical paperwork, of sworn depositions and memoranda, is a slip of paper.  [...]

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 [...]

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