Monthly Archives: March 2012

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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Civil War letters

Tweet Good Morning! Cloudy here and cold. We had nicer weather in Jan. & Feb. But good old March is just like itself. Cloudy, damp and cold! The snowdrops are blossoming and there are daffodils up with buds but don’t … Continue reading

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Feb. 26th, 2012

Tweet Old Newspaper tidbits Well, it has been too long since I wrote something.  Mainly because the research has been heavy and other things have gotten my attention. Was not sure what to put out here next, but here goes.    … Continue reading

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Feb. 19th, 2012

Tweet Temperance Times, Children’s Home, and more! It is a beautiful Sunday in our neck of the woods and we see a couple of crocus and a snowdrop blooming outside. We have indoor iris (Twelve Apostle plants) that are blooming … Continue reading

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Feb. 14th, 2012

Tweet Mistakes we find Good Morning!  Thought I would write a little bit about published records and the mistakes in them.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a genealogy, vital records, church records, gravestone records or a history.   They were all … Continue reading

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