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Heather Wilkinson Rojo's Blog – March 2011 Archive (2)

Manuel Fenollosa, Spanish Immigrant to Salem, Massachusetts 1838

My great great grandfather Caleb Rand Bill was a music professor in Salem, Massachusetts before the turn of the 20th century.  Whilst researching his story, I found out about two other early music teachers in Salem, who were both Spanish immigrants.  It is interesting that they became ardent abolitionists around the time of the American Civil War.

Manuel Fenollosa came to Salem from Spain with his brother in law, Manuel Emilio in 1838 on the US navel frigate United States. …

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on March 15, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to set your “Favorites” on the NEHGS search site

There has been an ongoing discussion about the “new” NEHGS website at www.americanancestors.org  and on their Facebook group. Lots of folks are having trouble navigating the new search site, and finding their favorite databases.   Actually, this website is no longer new, since it has been around since late last summer.  The way things move so quickly with technology, I wouldn’t be surprised to see additional changes by now at the NEHGS site…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on March 10, 2011 at 9:26pm — No Comments

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