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 [...]

I came across the following while researching a line for a client. Although this particular document did not prove relevant to my research, I thought it was worth sharing with my readers. The document I examined is a typed copy of an original that describes the inter-generational custody, over eight generations, of a family heirloom, [...]

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