20th Century

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, [...]

St. Charles Borromeo Church in Dover, New Hampshire is coming down, making room for “workforce housing.”  The above photograph, which I took this afternoon, shows the demolition in-progress.  St. Charles was established in 1893, though the current building dates only to 1933.  Historically it served the French-speaking population in Dover. I’m hearing that the church [...]

We’ve all heard of the famous Rorschach test, where the subject is shown an inkblot, essentially a random splatter of ink, and asked to tell what it looks like to him.   Different people will see different things, and (so the theory goes) reveal insights about their personality. Genealogical research is nothing like this.  We work [...]

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