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History of Chester, New Hampshire, including Auburn

In preparing for the 200th anniversary, in 1922, of the founding of the Town of Chester, a general desire was expressed that events which had occurred since 1869, together with the earlier ones which Benjamin Chase was unable to include in his History of Old Chester, should be published in suitable form. The History of …

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Bentleysville

Bentleysville was a rural community of three hundred persons in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1868. It had grown around a mill that Sheshbazzar Bentley Junior and Senior operated on the southern branch of Pigeon Creek. Its history is short because as a country village it existed less than a century. The events are substantially in chronological order, beginning with the settlers over the mountains in 1750 and ending after the Centennial in 1916.

Perry sesquicentennial, Erie, Pa., May 29-Sept. 10, 1963

morated the 150th Anniversary of the Building of Perry’s Fleet and the historical Battle of Lake Erie. Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory still ranks as the proudest moment in the history of our country. The results of this victory set the pattern for the establishment of borders between the United States and Canada; borders which, even today, remain un-patrolled in the spirit of the close and friendly relations between our two countries.

The William Wade Hinshaw index to Pennsylvania Quaker meeting records

These monthly meeting records were abstracted from the original Pennsylvania Quaker Monthly Meeting records in the 1930’s by William Wade Hinshaw of Washington, D. C. They are a transcription of the microfilmed records containing birth, death, burial, and marriage records, as well as meeting minutes, removals and certificates. After Hinshaw’s death, the unpublished material was …

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The memorial history of Boston, including Suffolk County, Massachusetts

The memorial history of Boston comprises four volumes of manuscripts written by professionals in their field of study at the time, and edited by one of the premier historians of the 19th Century, Justin Winsor. Starting with the first volume in the early and colonial period, this work defines the history of Boston up to the date of its publication in 1880. This work is not restricted to Boston, but also includes the cities of Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, Roxbury, and West Roxbury, Replete with illustrations and facsimiles of autographs, genealogists can use this work to help fill in the historical narrative of their ancestors life in Suffolk County Massachusetts.

Middlebury College Online Digital Archives

Nestled between Lake Champlain and a portion of the Green Mountains lies a Liberal Arts college of National repute, Middlebury College. Established in the early 1800s when that area of Vermont was on the outskirts of  larger settlements, Middlebury College has risen in stature and prominence as one of the leading (and most expensive) Liberal …

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Letters from the Middlebury College Online Digital Archives

As I was creating the page for the Middlebury College Online Digital Archives it quickly became obvious that a separate page would be needed for those letters that have been digitized. Some of these are specific to the college, however, many others are from Vermont families. I have not attempted to remove the college specific …

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Photos from the Middlebury College Online Digital Archives

As I was creating the page for the Middlebury College Online Digital Archives it quickly became obvious that a separate page would be needed for those photographs identified with a person’s name. It is unfortunate that those posting took two different avenues, as some photographs are listed by the first name, some by the last …

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The Middlebury Campus

The Middlebury Campus was a newspaper published by the Middlebury college since 1905 and most issues from 1905-2007 have been placed online digitally. You may read, search, print, or download these papers. The paper when it originally came out included obituaries of past alumni and attendees, so if your ancestor attended Middlebury College it’s possible there is an obituary published within its pages.

Illinois Newspaper Collection

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has digitized over 200,000 pages of 131 pre-1922 (out of copyright) historically significant newspapers. Newspapers digitized as part of this program are also included in the Library of Congress Chronicling America collection. Their current  list (as of post update) are below. Titles Currently Available: The Advertiser 2 March …

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History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire

History of the town of Durham New Hampshire by Everett Stackpole is the primary source for genealogists with families who settled Oyster River New Hampshire, which later became Durham. Published in two volumes, the first contains a narrative history of Durham, while the second contains genealogies of most of the early families who settled in the town.

Genealogy of the Hitchcock family

The genealogy of the Hitchcock family who are descended from Matthias Hitchcock of East Haven, Conn. [1651], and Luke Hitchcock of Wethersfield, Conn., [1653]. Compiled and published by Mrs. Edward Hitchcock, Sr. Arranged for the press by Rev. Dwight W. Marsh, D. D. Amherst, Mass. : Press of Carpenter & morehouse, 1894. 8 vo, 555 pages, portraits, indexes.

The Hull family in America

The Hull Family in America, compiled by Col. Charles H. Weygant and others, was published in 1913 by the original Hull Family Association. It contains information on the three early 17th century Hull immigrants to the colonies—George Hull, the Rev. Joseph Hull (brother of George), and Richard Hull—and carries down the lines of the descendants, when known. Also included is a small section on early New Hampshire Hulls.

Families of Ancient New Haven

The Families of Ancient New Haven compilation includes the families of the ancient town of New Haven, covering the present towns of New Haven, East Haven, North Haven, Hamden, Bethany, Woodbridge and West Haven. These families are brought down to the heads of families in the First Census (1790), and include the generation born about 1790 to 1800. Descendants in the male line who removed from this region are also given, if obtainable, to about 1800, unless they have been adequately set forth in published genealogies.

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