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Heather Wilkinson Rojo's Blog – April 2010 Archive (6)

Old San Juan Cemetery



A few months ago we took a vacation to Puerto Rico. It's the perfect place to explore early American Colonial History. San Juan was founded in 1521, and the explorer Ponce de Leon was one of…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on April 27, 2010 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

Compiled Genealogy Bibliography

I learned about this idea from Martin Holleck at the “Slovak Yankee” blog. He posted a list of compiled genealogies that contain his closest ancestors. It is amazing how making up a list like this shows the holes in my research, or perhaps the need for me to put together some sort of a book or genealogical article for some of these…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on April 24, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

A Mass Grave at Monte Costajan, Spain



In this family photo, Moises was pasted in…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on April 19, 2010 at 2:50pm — No Comments

John Lennox, Innkeeper at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

The Lennox Inn, a bed and breakfast, is located at 69 Fox Street in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Lunenburg is a pretty town on the coast, famous for being the berth of the “Bluenose” schooner, found on the Canadian dime. The United Nations has designated the entire town of Lunenburg as a World Heritage Site. It is the oldest continuously…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on April 16, 2010 at 10:14am — No Comments

Immigrants to Nutfield, New Hampshire

It is well known that Nutfield was founded by a group of Ulster refugees, Scots Irish Presbyterians fleeing the violence of Northern Ireland for New England. They were not welcome to settle in Boston, so in 1719 a group came to settle in New Hampshire. They called their new home “Nutfield” after the abundance of nut bearing trees in the…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on April 13, 2010 at 9:27am — No Comments

First Parish Church, Derry, New Hampshire

On Wednesday 28 October 2009, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance announced the state’s annual “Seven to Save” campaign and the First Parish Church in East Derry earned a spot on the list. The First Parish congregation has been in Derry since the original Scots Irish settlers held a religious meeting of thanksgiving under a tree in…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on April 7, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments

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