New Hampshire

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 [...]

You shall see rude and sturdy, experienced and wise men, keeping their castles, or teaming up their summer’s wood, or chopping alone in the woods, men fuller of talk and rare adventure in the sun and wind and rain, than a chestnut is of meat; who were out not only in ’75 and 1812, but [...]

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 [...]

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