Thursday, June 30, 2016
July 1, Friday, FREE Fun Fridays sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation at these Massachusetts museums: Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis, and the Wenham Museum.
July 1, Friday, noon, Navigating Quebec Notorial Records, part of the First Friday lecture series at the New England Historic Genealogical Society on 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Presented by Daniel Sousa and Sheilagh Doerfler. Free to the public. Please register at this link: http://shop.americanancestors.org/products/navigating-quebec-notarial-records?pass-through=true
July 1 – 4, Friday to Monday, Boston Harborfest, historical re-enactments, walking tours, Tall Ships, live entertainment (including fireworks and concerts) and much more! Some events have fees, most are free http://www.bostonharborfest.com/
July 1 – 4, Lexington 4th of July Carnival, patriotic music, food, games and fireworks in Lexington, Massachusetts. http://www.lexingtonlions.org/4thofJulyCarnival.cfm
July 3 and 4, Boston’s Fourth of July Esplanade Concert and Fireworks, http://www.july4th.org/ No fireworks at the Sunday July 3rd concert.
July 3, Sunday, 10am, Colonial Style Worship Service, at the Trinity Church, 80 Route 125, Kingston, New Hampshire. Communion liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer, 1662 edition, hymns by Henry Purcell, a psalm sung to "metric tune" Puritan style, and Puritan hymns from Boston composer William Billings. Prayers for King George III will be offered, and also the singing of America's first national anthem (which pre-dates "The Star Spangled Banner" by 40 years). For the sermon, several New Hampshire lawmakers will read portions of the spiritual reflections of the founders. 1770 refreshments, and a cannon salute, too! Following the service there will be educational opportunities and crafts from the volunteers at the American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire.
July 4, Monday, 10am – 5pm, An American Celebration! At Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. An old fashioned 4th of July, with children’s bike and wagon parade, field day for families, games and crafts. Children under 17 free thanks to a donation from BAE Systems. Veterans Free all day, too. Active military and their families are free at all times through the Blue Star Museum program. www.strawberybanke.org
July 4, Monday, An 1830 Independence Day Celebration at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Celebrate the old fashioned way with a reading of the Declaration of Independence (including a giant reproduction for you to sign), make a tricorner hat, drill with the militia, learn dances and visit the village. www.OSV.org
July 4, America’s Oldest Independence Day Parade, Bristol, Rhode Island http://july4thbristolri.com/
July 6, Wednesday, 6:30 pm, Liberty is Our Motto: Songs and Stories of the Hutchinson Family Singers, at the Lane Memorial Library, 2 Academy Avenue, Hampton, New Hampshire. A living history presentation by Steve Blunt about the most noted musical entertainers of the 19th century, whose songs advanced social reform and political causes such as abolition, temperance, women’s suffrage and the Lincoln presidential campaign of 1860. Free to the public.
July 6, Wednesday, 6pm, Book Talk: The Culinary Lives of John and Abigail Adams, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society on 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Presented by author Rosana Wan. Free to the public. Please register at this link: http://shop.americanancestors.org/products/book-talk-the-culinary-lives-of-john-abigail-adams?pass-through=true
July 7, Thursday, 7pm, Who Won the War of 1812? New Hampshire’s Forgotten Patriot Pirates, at the Moultonborough Public Library, 4 Holland Street, Moultonborough, New Hampshire. Presented by historian J. Dennis Robinson. Free to the public.
July 8, Friday, FREE Fun Fridays sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation at these Massachusetts museums: Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, and the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester.
July 8, Friday, 1:30, Irish Genealogy, at the Rogers memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, New Hampshire. Sponsored by the Genealogy Club, and presented by Michael Brophy. Free to the public.
July 9, Saturday, 10am – noon, Walking Tour: Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester, New Hampshire. $5 Manchester Historic Association members , $10 General Public. Pre-registration required call 603-622-7531, Meet at the Ursula Chapel at Pine Grove Cemetery. Tour led by local historians Dick Duckoff and John Jordan.
July 9, Saturday, 10am, New Visitor Welcome Tour at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Free to the public, and you are welcome to use the library after the tour. No registration necessary.
July 9, Saturday, Introduction to Genealogy with Edwin W. Strickland II: Getting Started, at the Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library, 175 Maple Street, East Hartford, Connecticut. $20 per session, open to the public. Registration information here: http://www.csginc.org/pdf/event_259.pdf
July 10, Sunday, 11am, Vintage Base Ball Triple Header Game, at the Spencer Pierce Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Massachusetts. Nineteenth century rules between the Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, the Lynn Live Oaks, and Boston Bean Eaters. Grass field seating (bring blankets and lawn chairs), no reserved seating. Weather permitting. Call 978-462-2634 for more information. Free to Historic New England members, $5 non-members.
July 13, Wednesdays, July 13 – August 17, 2pm, On the Trail of Our Ancestors: Genealogy for Beginners, at the Community Learning Center, Johnson Mezzanine of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts. A six part series of classes. Pre-registration required, please call 617-859-2323 to reserve your spot. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are required. www.bpl.org
July 14, Thursday, 7pm, Abraham and Mary Lincoln: The Long and the Short of It, at the Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge, New Hampshire. Presented by living historians Steve and Sharon Wood. Free to the public.
July 15, Friday, French Day (Bastille Day), at the French Cultural Center, Alliance Farncaise of Boston, on Marlborough Street between Berkeley and Clarendon, French food, beer, wine, live music and dancing on Marlborough Street. http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/events/bastille-day-party-2015/ In advance $38, at the gate, $35.
July 15, Friday, FREE Fun Fridays sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation at these Massachusetts museums: Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, the Boston Athenaeum in Boston, and the Larz Anderson Museum in Brookline.
July 15, 16 and 17th, 10th Annual Maine Celtic Celebration, Belfast Maine, http://www.mainecelticcelebration.com/
July 16, Saturday, 10am – 4pm, American Independence Festival, at the Gilman Garrison House, 12 Water Street, Exeter, New Hampshire. A town-wide event celebrating the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Free to the public. Call 603-436-3205 for more information.
July 16, Saturday, Aptucxet Trading Post Colonial Day, 24 Aptucxet Road, Bourne, Massachusetts. Re-enactments of pre-colonial and colonial groups all day long, ending with a flag ceremony at 3:45pm, tours of the Aptucxet Trading Post museum, activities and craft talbes. For more information see www.bournehistoricalsociety.org/aptucxetMuseum/ Fundraiser admittance is $2
July 16, Saturday, Introduction to Genealogy with Edwin W. Strickland II: Vital Records, at the Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library, 175 Maple Street, East Hartford, Connecticut. $20 per session, open to the public. Registration information here: http://www.csginc.org/pdf/event_259.pdf
July 20, Wednesday, 7pm, Parlormaid, Laundress, Chauffeur, Cook, at the Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan’s Lane, South Berwick, Maine. Go behind the scenes to learn about the daily routines of domestics, groundkeepers, and others who worked at the Hamilton House. $8 historic New England members, $15 non members. Call 207-384-2454 for reservations.
July 20, Wednesday, 7pm, A Woman That Keeps Good Order: Women, Tavern Keeping, and Public Approval, at the Freedom Town Hall, 16 Elm Street, Freedom, New Hampshire, sponsored by the Freedom Historical Society. Historian Marcia Schmidt Blaine explored the world of colonial female tavern keepers. For more information call 603-539-5799. Free to the public.
July 21, Thursday, 11am, Children’s Scavenger Hunt, at the Governor Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Pack a picnic and enjoy the garden scavenger hunt, for ages 4-7 with their caregivers. $5 Historic New England members, $8 nonmember and child. Each additional child $3. Registration required, call 603-436-3205.
July 22, Friday, FREE Fun Fridays sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation at these Massachusetts museums: New Bedford Whaling Museum, Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, and the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton.
July 22, Friday, 10am, The Age of Innocence and the Tuckers of Wiscasset, Maine, at Castle Tucker, 2 Lee Street, Wiscasset, Maine. Join Peggy Konitzky for a look at nineteenth century society, and the lives of Captain Richard and Mollie Tucker of Wiscasset. $15 Historic New England members, $20 non-members. Registration required 207-882-7169.
July 23, Saturday, 11am – 5pm, Victorian Fair, at the Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Connecticut, an event with penny farthings, vintage base ball, fortune telling, tours of Roseland Cottage. 2pm demonstrations of cane fighting and the Ladies Parasol Defense, 3:30pm tea in the garden. Free to Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers.
July 23, Saturday, Introduction to Genealogy with Edwin W. Strickland II: Census Records, at the Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library, 175 Maple Street, East Hartford, Connecticut. $20 per session, open to the public. Registration information here: http://www.csginc.org/pdf/event_259.pdf
July 26, Tuesday, 7pm, Field Trip to the Narragansett Historical Society with the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society. Met up at the facility at 1 Boynton Street in Templeton, Massachusetts for the tour. For more information contact email@example.com
July 27, Wednesday, 6pm, Book Talk: Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Presented by author Tamara Plakins Thornton. Free to the public. Please register at this link: http://shop.americanancestors.org/products/book-talk-nathaniel-bowditch-and-the-power-of-numbers?pass-through=true
July 28, Thursday, 6pm, Solving Family History Mysteries with DNA, at the Boston Public Library, Copely Square, Commonwealth Salon, presented by Jennifer Zinck. Free to all.
July 29, Friday, FREE Fun Fridays sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation at these Massachusetts museums: the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, the Commonwealth Museum in Boston, Battleship Cove in New Bedford, the Marine Museum in Fall River, and the Nantucket Whaling Museum.
July 30, Saturday, History Camp Pioneer Valley, at the Kittredge Center at Holyoke Community College. This is a gathering of adult history enthusiasts for a day of learning and sharing. You must register to attend. See the website for more details. http://historycamp.org/pioneer-valley/
July 30, Saturday, 2 – 4pm, Walking Tour: Amoskeag Millyard and the Amoskeag workers Housing District, at the Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, New Hampshire (the tour starts and ends at the museum). Led by author and historian Aurore Eaton, and Kurt Sundstrom, the curator of the Currier Museum of Art. $5 Manchester Historic Association and Currier members, $15 non-members. Please use this link to register: https://1071.blackbaudhosting.com/1071/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=c521feb7-387a-4dea-9dd9-243238a77c59
July 30, Saturday, Introduction to Genealogy with Edwin W. Strickland II: Internet Resources and Genealogy Software, at the Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library, 175 Maple Street, East Hartford, Connecticut. $20 per session, open to the public. Registration information here: http://www.csginc.org/pdf/event_259.pdf
July 31, Sunday, 10am – 4pm, 2016 Nipmuc Nation Powwow, at the Hassanamisco Indian Reservation, Grafton, Massachusetts. $4 adults, $2 children, no pets. For more info contact Sonksq Cheryll Toney Holley 508-853-5575
July 31, Sunday, 11am, Vintage Base Ball Double Header Game, at the Spencer Pierce Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Massachusetts. 1860s rules between the Essex Base Ball Association, the Portsmouth Rockinghams, and the Lynn Live Oaks. Grass field seating (bring blankets or lawn chairs), no reserved seating. Weather permitting. Free to Historic New England members, $5 nonmembers.
August 3, Wednesday, 7pm, New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones, at the Fritzwilliam Town Library, 11 Templeton Turnpike, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire. Presented by Glenn Knoblock. Call 603-585-6503 for more information. Free to the public.
August 5, Friday, FREE Fun Fridays sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation at these Massachusetts museums: The Old State House in Boston, the Springfield Museums, Historic Deerfield, the Hancock Shaker Village, The Old Manse in Concord, and the Worcester Historical Museum.
September 9 – 10, Western Massachusetts Genealogical Conference, details coming soon.
September 15 – 17, New York State Family History Conference, at the Holiday Inn Syracuse, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, New York.
September 17, Saturday, Maine Genealogical Society, 40th Anniversary Conference, Keynote speaker will be Judy Russell, “The Legal Genealogist”, at Jeff’s Catering, Brewer, Maine, for more information see this link www.maineroots.org or MGS, Box 2062, Waterville, Maine, 04903
September 17, Saturday, 1:30pm, Want to Join the DAR? SAR? Mayflower Society? Early Jamestown Settlers? Etc., at the Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library, 175 Maple Street, East Hartford, Connecticut. $20 per session, open to the public but please pre-register at 860-569-0002 or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 24 and 25, Saturday and Sunday, The 12th Annual Portsmouth Fairy House Tour, Rain or shine, tickets go on sale in July, Advance ticket prices are $25 per family, $12 per adult, $8 seniors, $4 children ages 3 – 12. In the historic South End Neighborhood of Portsmouth, the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the Governor John Langdon House and in Prescott Park. You are invited to build your own fairy house on Peirce Island and to see “Fairy Houses – the Ballet” in Prescott Park on the Festival Stage. All proceeds benefit the organizations and community groups that make the Fairy House tour possible. http://www.portsmouthfairyhousetour.com/
October 15, Saturday, Connecticut Society of Genealogists Seminar. At the Four Points Sheraton, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, Connecticut. Come spend a day with Dick Eastman. Open to the public. See the flyer for more information and registration information: http://www.csginc.org/pdf/event_261.pdf
October 22, Saturday, all day, The Battle of Red Horse Tavern, at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts. This is an annual one-day Revolutionary War era battle re-enactment and fair.
April 2017, NERGC 2017, at the Mass Mutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield, Massachusetts
Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "July 2016 Genealogy and Local History Calendar", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 30, 2016, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/06/july-2016-genealogy-and-local-history.html: accessed [access date]).
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Today's weather vanes are located in Connecticut.
Do you know the location of the 3 weather vanes for post #267 Scroll down to see the answer...
All three of these weather vanes were photographed at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut. This first one is a two dimensional sailing ship above the Maritime Art Gallery by the Visitor Center. You can visit this shop and see this weathervane without paying admission since it is outside of the museum proper. Mystic Seaport is a living history museum depicting life in a seaside New England village. It is the largest maritime museum in the world with over 60 original buildings, and several wooden sailing ships including the Charles W. Morgan whaler, the Joseph Conrad training ship, the Amistad slave ship, and the L. A. Dunton fishing schooner.
This third weathervane is a two dimensional Whale located on the sail loft building near the Charles W. Morgan, which is the last surviving wooden whaling ship. I like this one because my 2nd great grandfather worked in a sail loft as a sail maker before he became the deputy custom collector in Salem, Massachusetts. It reminds me of my maritime heritage.
Click here to see all the previous Weathervane Wednesday posts!
Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A collection of weather vanes at a living history museum", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 29, 2016, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/06/weathervane-wednesday-collection-of.html: accessed [access date]).
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Sarah Treat, daughter of Richard Treat and Sarah Coleman, was born June 8, 1664 in Wethersfield, and died January 6, 1711/12 in Wethersfield. She was the first wife of Capt. Ephraim Goodrich, married in Wethersfield on 20 May 1684. They had seven children: Richard, Thomas, Ephraim, Gideon, Sarah, William and David. He married second to Jerusha Treat, widow of Capt. Thomas Welles.
I sometimes see double dating used in vital records or town records, but not often do I see double dating on gravestones. Click HERE for an explanation of why double dating was used before 1752.
Another example of the old style calendar on a gravestone in Portsmouth, New Hampshire can be seen HERE.
Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Sarah (Treat) Goodrich, died 1711/12 in Wethersfield, Connecticut", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 28, 2016, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/06/tombstone-tuesday-sarah-treat-goodrich.html: accessed [access date]).
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Photo Friday ~ Another Wedding in Spain", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 24, 2016, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/06/photo-friday-another-wedding-in-spain.html: accessed [access date]).
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Today there are TWO weathervanes from Nevada! These are the first weather vanes I have featured from Nevada.
Do you know the weather vanes in post #266? Scroll down to see the answer...
Both of these photos were sent to me by genealogist Mary Urquhart Hasselmann, who lives in Carson City, Nevada but grew up in New England. She said "The moose is on a wooden gazebo in the backyard of a house across the street from my sister. The quail (there's lots and lots of real quails running around here) is on a private residence."
I really love the moose with it's rusty patina and three dimensional antlers. I've seen many moose weathervanes here in New Hampshire, but this is one of the best! And this is the first quail weathervane I've seen photographed.
Good work, Mary!
Click here to see all the previous Weathervane Wednesday posts!
Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Two unique animals from Carson City, Nevada", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 22, 2016, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/06/weathervane-wednesday-two-unique.html: accessed [access date]).
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
|1988- the day we planted the oak tree in Londonderry|
Daughter was one year old, Vincent's first Father's Day
|After 30 years in Londonderry,|
we moved and planted a new tree
This one is a River Birch
2015, in Manchester, NH - with Baby Bump!
|2016, with Grand Baby!|
Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "The Father's Day Tree 2016", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 19, 2016, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-fathers-day-tree-2016.html: accessed [access date]).
Saturday, June 18, 2016
*UPDATE! At noon today I found a private message on Facebook from genealogist Nancy Riley referencing the History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire: From its settlement in 1638, to the autumn of 1892, Volume II, page 1047 "Marriages - William Beats and Mary Walles, September 10, 1702" - So this is the source for the marriage of William Bates to Mary Wallis! Thanks, Nancy!
http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/06/surname-saturday-bates-of-new-castle.html: accessed [access date]).
Thursday, June 16, 2016
|The Emery Homestead in Buxton, Maine|