Friday, December 16, 2011

Follow Friday ~ North Country Chronicles

Londonderry's Civil War Monument
I recently received some email from Marcia Gulesian.  She was researching Lorenzo Wight, a Londonderry resident who served in the Civil War.  While searching for more information on him, she saw his name on my post about the names on the Londonderry Civil War Memorial on the town common.  She contacted the through the Londonderry Historical Society, not knowing that all genealogy queries are forwarded to me!  I was on vacation at the time and referred her to the town librarian for a look up.  Later I was able to find Lorenzo in the town vital records, listed as Lorenzo White, who died in St. Augustine, Florida during the Civil War.  After a few emails back and forth we realized that we were both genealogy bloggers in New Hampshire.  Serendipity!

On 15 December 2011 Marcia posted a story on her blog about the Wight family at this link http://north-country-chronicles.blogspot.com/2011/12/wights-of-gilead-maine.html   I invite you to read the story, and to check out her whole blog.  She did a great job explaining how she pieced together all the members of the Wight family.  It has been fun to find a new genealogy blogger, especially one with Londonderry connections!

Lorenzo Wight's name
on the honor roll on the
Londonderry Civil War Monument

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