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Brown University recently labeled Columbus Day “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” To each his own! I admire Columbus, but I also believe that Native Americans suffered even worse … more
I don’t get much genealogy research done in the dog days of summer. My computer nook is under the eaves at home and it gets pretty warm up there, especially during the 90-degree, humid days … more
If you’ve researched in a state far from home, you know how annoying it can be (and expensive if you have to send $24 or more every time you want a vital record mailed to you.And, expenses … more
The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists will meet on Saturday, March 18, at Somerset Public Library, 1464 County St. The program at noon is by The Gravestone Girls. They will talk about gravestone … more
Good recycling is important for a lot of reasons. First, it is good for the environment. Ever- growing and toxic landfills are becoming a major problem. But there is a more practical reason to … more
President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Friday, Jan. 27, that violates the bedrock principles upon which Roger Williams founded Rhode Island. I’ve always been proud to work at a … more
The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is excited to introduce its new 2017 Ten-Year Renewal and Replacement Plan (10-Year Capital Plan) that will ensure the safety and integrity of the four … more
It seems as if there’s no end to the new websites you can find for genealogical research. Using a search engine to find just about any topic turns up something interesting.I was doing a little … more
There are many ways I can dissect the extraordinary life of the late Kenneth J. Marshall. He meant so much to so many people in this community. His obituary doesn’t tell the whole … more
In researching our ancestors, we spend a great deal of time tracking down dates and places in vital records. Obviously, this is important because we have to be certain we have the right John Smith … more
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