19th Century

In a previous post I looked at town annual reports and the genealogical treasures that one can find in them.   You won’t find these reports on Ancestry.com, but they can often be found online, freely available for downloading. Today, continuing with this line investigation, I’d like to discuss another record type, one which, if you [...]

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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