20th Century

In front of Dover City Hall (288 Central Ave., Dover, NH) stands a Spanish-American memorial.  A similar sight can be found in many New England towns.  Although largely ignored by passersby, the inscribed plates on the statue base contain quite a lot of information of interest to genealogists, including a list of Dover residents who [...]

A new reference has just been published that will make a “reasonably exhaustive research” a little less exhausting for New England genealogists,  Vital Record Manuscripts at the State Historical Societies in New England. In New England, most of us are familiar with the government held records, found in town halls, court houses and state archives.  [...]

A few years ago I bought some stamps on eBay.  I collect stamps.  Most of the stamps were loose, but some were still on their envelopes (“on covers” as stamp collectors call it).   As is usually the case, the envelopes were empty.   Except one.   One of the covers was postmarked March 25th, 1945,  had U.S. [...]

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