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.  [...]

Puck was a 19th century American humor magazine, out of New York City.  Here is a funny little piece I found,  “Diary of Census Enumerator,” from the 9 June 1880 issue, p. 239.  Not only is it a good laugh, it also provides some useful reminders for the modern genealogical researcher.   For a modern [...]

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