New Family Story Find: My 18th Century Uncle Jonathan Dore

Last year I wrote about my relative Elizabeth (Meader) Hanson (1684-1737) who, along with her children, was kidnapped by Abenaki Indians on 7 September 1724 and taken to the Indians’ village along the St. Francis River in Canada. They were held there for over two years. (See: Find & Preserve Your Family’s Stories.) Powerful.... (Read More)

Tax Lists in Newspapers for Genealogy

Most genealogists use newspaper birth notices, marriage announcements, and obituaries in their family history research—but there are many other good sources of family information in newspapers, such as tax lists. For example, the town of Tamworth, New Hampshire, took out this ad in the Sun (Dover, New Hampshire), an area newspaper, in 1816. It... (Read More)

Find & Preserve Your Family’s Stories

I grew up hearing the old family stories. There was no television in New Hampshire in those days, but my grandfather remembered the family stories and passed them down. As kids there was one particular story we always wanted to hear every night: the story of when Indians attacked the family cabin in 1724.... (Read More)

Irish American Immigration History Facts & Infographic

In celebration of Irish Heritage Month, here are some interesting facts about Irish heritage facts. Irish in America; Population Statistics There are 34.5 million people who claim Irish ancestry in America Approximately 11% of the total United States population is Irish American There are over 7 times more people of Irish descent in the... (Read More)