Janice W. Brown

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Report: Team Trump talked to Russia ‘at least’ 18 times during race

Leading members of Team Trump, including the president and vice president, insisted for months that there were no pre-election contacts between the …

James Clapper: Our Institutions 'Are Under Assault' Both Externally and Internally

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says the United States' political institutions are currently “under assault” both externally and internally, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s firing of ex-FBI Director James Comey.<p>"The developments of the past week are very bothersome, …

Donald Trump

John Stark: A Hero for His Time and Ours

To remind us what a true hero looks and acts like, we’ve enlisted a local historian and an entire class of illustration students from the NH …

New Hampshire

Ex-C.I.A. Chief Blasts Trump’s “Despicable” Speech at C.I.A. Headquarters

John Brennan panned Trump’s bizarre “display of self-aggrandizement” in front of a memorial meant to honor the agency’s dead.<p>Former C.I.A. director <b>John Brennan</b> said on Saturday that <b>Donald Trump</b> “should be ashamed” of himself for using a speech at C.I.A. headquarters to, among other things, talk …

Donald Trump

Defiant women to Trump: Your agenda won't go unchallenged

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital …

Donald Trump

The Face of Eldred Louis Sanborn of Sanbornton NH (1890-1967)

A 1917-era postcard shows a handsome young man seated before a table. He is dressed in a WWI uniform. On the back of the card in dark ink is …

Genealogy

Trump has ‘bizarre’ conversation with Pakistani leader

A week after the presidential election, Donald Trump spoke via phone with British Prime Minister Theresa May, though it seems no one prepared the …

Twin Sisters Celebrate Their 100th Birthday And Reveal Secret To A Long Life

Meet Irene Crump and Phyllis Jones – twin sisters who just celebrated their 100th birthday together!<p>The twins were born 25 minutes apart on November …

Clinton to join recount that Trump calls 'scam'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's campaign said Saturday it will take part in efforts to push for recounts in several key states, joining with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has raised millions of dollars to have votes counted again in Wisconsin.<p>But, in a post on Medium, Marc Elias, the …

Government

Hillary Clinton’s Thanksgiving surprise spearheaded by 6-year-old boy

Hillary Clinton received a display of gratitude near her home Thursday as a collection of colorful signs were posted thanking the former Democratic nominee for president.<p>The effort was spearheaded by a 6-year-old named Liam. He cheered for Clinton throughout the election and sobbed on election …

Government

Clinton's lead in the popular vote surpasses 2 million

A half-dozen electors, those who will formally cast votes for Trump and Clinton on Dec. 19, are pushing to block Trump from winning a majority of votes.<p>A series of long-shot bids to reconsider the result of the 2016 election cropped up on Wednesday as Democrats and liberals dismayed by Donald …

Government

Identical twin drops bombshell: I committed murder, not my brother

It was the first time in years that the 38-year-old identical twin brothers had seen each other.<p>Their mother wept as she looked on.<p>But this was no typical family reunion.<p>Karl Smith was on the witness stand Thursday at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, making an admission seemingly ripped from a …

Identical twins went head-to-head in ‘mini paralympics’ for disabled children

Identical twins went head-to-head in 'mini paralympics' for disabled children<p>IDENTICAL twins Katie and Heidi Sheldon, from Langley School in …

Autism

Michael Moore to Democrats: I told you Trump was going to win

On Wednesday, filmmaker and activist Michael Moore penned a "Morning After To-Do List" for Democrats that has, as of Thursday morning, been shared more than 180,000 times, liked more than 350,000 times, and commented on more than 18,000 times.<p>Item No. 1? "Take over the Democratic Party and return …

Identical twins give birth on same day at same time, miles apart

Like many identical twins, Sarah Mariuz and Leah Rodgers, 35, have enjoyed many of life’s milestones side by side. Now, the sisters are celebrating another achievement together— the birth of their first children, who entered the world on the same day, at the same time in their respective time …

New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire sent its full quota of young men to serve during the World War (or World War I as we call it now). Of those soldiers, at …

Genealogy

Ten Essential Tasks For U.S. Genealogists on Veterans Day

Genealogists have a greater reason than most to pay attention to Veterans Day. We are the keepers of history, the scavengers of memorabilia, and the …

Genealogy

New Hampshire WWI Military: Sgt Harold E. Dowd of Manchester NH (1896-1918)

Edward Harold Dowd aka Harold E. Dowd was born 2 Aug 1895 in Manchester NH, to John D. & Bridget “Delia” (Connor) Dowd. Harold’s father John was by …

Military

Obama says what many people are thinking about Trump’s Twitter account getting taken away

When did Barack Obama — the president of the United States — become the United States’ foremost thrower of shade?<p>For the overwhelming majority of his presidency, Obama was cool to a fault, the constitutional law professor to the core: The kind of person who’d much rather present your argument as …

Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton's Quebec ancestry dates back to New France

If Hillary Clinton wins Tuesday’s election, Canada’s relationship with the White House could soon be cast as a family affair, thanks to the …

Genealogy

Herding Katz

The title of this post has a double meaning, as you will see.<p>As I wrote in my last post, about ten years ago when I first found the genealogy page …

Genealogy

Charles Morgan and Two Ironies of Place

Jesse Morgan left five children behind when he <b>took off for California in 1849</b>. One was my great-grandmother, Hariett (Hattie) Morgan (Stout), whose …

Genealogy

Letter from the firing line - Great grand uncle Herbert Holgate (1915)

<i>"Somewhere in France"</i><p><i>2nd of May 1915</i><p><i>Dear Friend,</i><p><i>You will remember I promised to write if I came out here. Well, after three weeks strenous labour, I</i> …

Booze and Politics in 1742

<b>[I originally wrote this in 2000 so some of you might have already seen it-this originally ran on 28 Nov 2000 in the Ancestry Daily News….]</b><p>The 2000 …

Orange County

New Hampshire Political Heroines, Suffragists, Elected Women and Record Breakers

Being that November 8, 2016 is a momentous day for New Hampshire (and the United States), I want to highlight some of the heroic women who paved the …

New Hampshire

When Could Women Vote in Your Family

My maternal grandmother was 31 before she could vote. My paternal grandmother was 24. Their mothers and all my other female ancestors were never …

New Jersey

New Hampshire WWI Military: 1Lt Sydney Wentworth Beauclerk of Concord NH (1895-1918)

Sydney [Sidney] Wentworth Beauclerk was born on 10 October 1895 in Irasburg VT the only child of William Preston & Jennie M. (Hayward) Beauclerk. W. …

New Hampshire

Bad Romance Women's Suffrage