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Mr. Wilkinson’s Automobile



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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on November 13, 2010 at 9:25pm — No Comments

James Wilson- America’s first Globe Maker



James Wilson was born in Londonderry, New Hampshire on March 15, 1765. His father was a farmer, and James was an apprentice to a blacksmith. He had little formal education. In 1796 he…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on October 25, 2010 at 7:25am — No Comments

Body Snatchers 1819

An early Halloween Story.....

In the spring of 1819 the residents of Ipswich’s Chebacco Parish (now the town of Essex) saw lantern light in the graveyard at night. Soon they discovered that the graves had been disturbed, and several families discovered that their relative’s graves were empty. Eight graves, going back to…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on October 15, 2010 at 7:53pm — 3 Comments

The “Joe Gill Allen House” in Essex, Massachusetts



News Clipping from the Salem Evening News, June 3, 1938 (a Massachusetts Newspaper).

Old houses in Essex Of…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on October 10, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Letter to Eunice, 1929



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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on October 4, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments

Massachusetts Tour Guides and their Myths



The John Harvard statue located in Harvard Yard

A few years ago Philadelphia began a campaign to stop tour guides from telling myths and to start studying history…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on September 21, 2010 at 7:03am — No Comments

Princess Kaiulani Movie out on DVD

The independent film "Princess Ka'iulani" I reviewed last May on this blog post ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/05/princess-kaiulani-in-cambridge-again.html ) is finally being released on DVD today, September 14th, 2010, in stores and online. You can read about it more at this link at Amazon…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on September 14, 2010 at 9:41am — No Comments

James Wilson- America’s first Globe Maker



James Wilson was born in Londonderry, New Hampshire on March 15, 1765. His father was a farmer, and James was an apprentice to a blacksmith. He had little formal education. In 1796 he removed to Bradford, Vermont and taught…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 30, 2010 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Emily Wiley Munroe’s Quilt- circa 1860



Last November I wrote a post at Nutfield Genealogy www.nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com about a quilt made by a member of my family tree. I didn’t know about this quilt, nor about this branch…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 25, 2010 at 6:53pm — No Comments

New Hampshire State Papers in the Archives

If your ancestors lived in Colonial New England, or if you suspect that your ancestors lived in New England any time up until 1800, then you must have used the New Hampshire State Papers for your genealogical research. I first came across this wonderful resource years ago (before the internet) at the Portsmouth Atheneum library. Now, when I run across a new name in the family tree, I can go to the NH…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 16, 2010 at 8:22am — No Comments

Did your Ancestors go to College?

We were recently sitting around the Easter dinner table discussing tuition, college and relishing the fact that we will no longer be paying tuition, since our daughter graduates with her Master’s Degree a few weeks from now.

My mom stated that she paid $110.00 for all…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 11, 2010 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Bibliography for my Hawaii Genealogy Research Trip

Books I read ahead or bought along the way:

The Betrayal of Liliuokalani, Last Queen of Hawaii, by Helena G. Allen,…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 11, 2010 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Genealogy Trip to Hawaii- Day Eight

This is a continuation of the story of my family history related trip to Hawaii. On our last full day in Hawaii we met with my Honolulu cousin and privately visited the gravesites of the Dominis family at the Oahu cemetery. We also were able to see the Royal Mausoleum, located nearby, where the royal family, including Governor Dominis, is buried. The Mausoleum, Mauna ‘Ala, is on sovereign…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 9, 2010 at 8:25am — No Comments

Genealogy Trip to Hawaii- Day Seven

This is a continuation of the story of my family history research trip to Hawaii. It was our second to last day in Honolulu, and we had a second appointment with the curator at Washington Place. This was the home built by Captain John Dominis for his wife, Mary Lambert Jones, sister to my 4x great grandmother, Catherine Plummer Jones. The Jones family was from Boston, and so he built her a grand, New…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 8, 2010 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Genealogy Trip to Hawaii- Day Six

This is a continuation of the story of my family history related trip to Hawaii. We hadn’t done much research on the past two days, so this day was back to work day! We had another 10 AM appointment for a guided tour at Iolani Palace. It is necessary to make reservations for guided tours ahead of time, but my cousin and her nine year old grandson were able to secure tickets to join us.…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 6, 2010 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Genealogy Trip to Hawaii- Day Five

This is a continuation of the story of my family history related trip to Hawaii. On this day, Hubby woke up extra early to swim at Waikiki Beach whilst I slept late. I missed another opportunity to swim in the Pacific Ocean. Then we drove east past Diamond Head, the Halona Blow Hole, the Makapu’u Lighthouse and Hanamuma Bay. This side of the island was dry and rocky, and the mountains look decidedly…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 5, 2010 at 8:24pm — 1 Comment

Genealogy Trip to Hawaii - Day Four

This is a continuation of the story of my family history related trip to Hawaii. Since we had been so busy doing my genealogy research, it was time for my hubby to choose the day’s activities. He decided to go to Pearl Harbor, since it was Sunday, and most museums and archives would be closed. Several taxi drivers and hotel staff had told us to arrive extra early in the morning, since…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 4, 2010 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Genealogy Trip to Hawaii- Day Three

This is a continuation of the story of my family history related trip to Hawaii for the past two weeks. I’m skipping over the cruise we took for seven days (you can read a short version in yesterday’s post) and recounting our days on the island of Oahu. We checked into another hotel on Waikiki beach, and then immediately rented a car to get to the Bishop…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 2, 2010 at 8:32am — No Comments

Genealogy Trip to Hawaii- Day Two

This is a continuation of story of my family history related trip to Hawaii for the past two weeks. Our first day was full of meeting “new” cousins and seeing historic sites related to the Dominis family and Queen Lili’uokalani. This next day we checked out of our hotel on Waikiki Beach, Oahu to board a cruise ship to see the islands of Maui, Hawaii and Kauai. This was the vacation part of the trip,…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 1, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments

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