Author Archives: Marilyn

More on the Civil War

Tweet It has been some time since I wrote about anything. The research has been heavy and we are getting ready for our annual meeting, which will be about the War of 1812, and we are trying to find out … Continue reading

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Genealogy Pitfalls and Frustrations

Tweet Genealogy pitfalls and frustrations. I have been working on genealogy for a client once again, and even though I have written about mistakes in published records before, I thought it was not a bad thing to bring it up … Continue reading

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Wildlife

Tweet Wildlife A beautiful Good Friday but the wind is very cold. Been typing data into a genealogy database that I am working on for a client. And as I work at the computer a big window is right in … Continue reading

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Old Newspaper Items

Tweet Old Newspaper Items The old newspapers, as I have mentioned before, are really goldmines of information if you want to know what it was like in the mid to late 1800’s. So will put a few things here that … Continue reading

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Civil War

Tweet It’s been awhile since I put out anything on the Civil War so thought it was time. These excerpts are taken from our book “Dear Transcript.” From the Windham County Transcript of 22 May 1862 – From a member … Continue reading

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Stone Walls

Tweet Stone walls New England is known for all the stone walls that thread their way through the woods and along the roads. Why are they in the woods? Because these woods were once fields that the farmers had cleared … Continue reading

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Trees in the 1800’s or the lack thereof…

Tweet When I wrote the addendum to Half Hill earlier today it made me think about what they could see because there were few trees to block the view. We New Englanders are used to seeing lots of trees, at … Continue reading

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Half Hill addendum

Tweet As with all things we do, nothing is perfect. And after I had written the article about Half Hill and was picking up my paper mess in here, didn’t I find another small tidbit on Half Hill that I … Continue reading

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Half Hill (Ross’ Cliff)

Tweet A beautiful warm, sunny Sunday. I have wanted to write about Half Hill for some time but thought that it would be great fun to actually walk up and see for myself what it is like. So 5 of … Continue reading

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Tweet How many of you know that the Tiffany whose name is synonymous with the famous Tiffany Stained Glass was a descendant of the Tiffany family who came to Killingly in the early 1800’s?  Comfort Tiffany came to Killingly and … Continue reading

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