Tag Archives: history

History in the Obituaries

Susan Vaughan here. Some people may feel that unless you know someone who has recently passed away, browsing the obituaries in the local newspapers (yes, print media!) is morbid. But I find I can learn a lot about history and … Continue reading

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The Acadian Expulsion

Vaughn C. Hardacker here: In my last blog I wrote about one of my more infamous ancestors, Lizzie Andrew Borden (1860 – 1927). The familial link to Lizzie was only one of the surprises I got while doing a detailed … Continue reading

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Santa and the Puritans by Julia Spencer-Fleming

By this point, you may already have heard the news story about the second grade teacher in Nanuet, NY, who, presenting a geography lesson about the Arctic, decided to tell her entire class of second graders that there is no … Continue reading

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