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  • American Ancestors Winter 2013

    Volume 14, Number 1, Winter 2013

    Researching the Lives of
    Nineteenth-Century New England Mill Workers

    Up Front

    Connecting Families, Advancing History

     

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    In This Issue

     

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    Letters & Feedback

     

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    Announcements
    David Gergen to be honored at NEHGS Annual Dinner • Alicia Crane Williams joins the NEHGS staff • Lowell genealogy is awarded Jacobus Prize • NEHGS staff update • Gary Boyd Roberts recognized with award • New from Newbury Street Press • New search databases on AmericanAncestors.org • Obituary • Volunteers: The heart of NEHGS • Special NEHGS anniversaries

     

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    Education Programs & Tours
    Ancestry Day with NEHGS • Weekend Research Getaways • Writing and Publishing Your Family History, Part II • Come Home to New England • Washington, D.C., Research Tour • Hartford Research Tour • London Research Tour • Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk County Record Office Research Tour • Albany Research Tour • Boston Educational Programs • New Brunswick Research Tour • Salt Lake City Research Tour

     

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    Ask a Genealogist

     

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    Features

    Researching the Lives of Nineteenth-Century New England Mill Workers
    Judith A. Ranta

     

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    A Boardinghouse Keeper's Letters: Ellis (Meloon) Gilman of New Hampshire
    Judith A. Ranta

     

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    The Missing Mill Girl: A Tale of Life and Death in Antebellum New England
    Christopher R. Benedetto

     

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    Ellen Flynn, Speeder-Tender
    Michael F. Dwyer

     

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    The Fate of My Irish Ancestors
    Paula Casey Wood

     

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    The Will to Endure: The Life of June (Pennell) MacDonald
    Barry MacDonald

     

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    Rhode Island Roots on AmericanAncestors.org
    Cherry Fletcher Bamberg

     

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    Reclaiming My Finnish Heritage: A Journey to My Ancestral Village
    Penny Stratton

     

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    Reminiscences of NEHGS: 1976–2012
    Marie Daly and David Curtis Dearborn

     

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    Columns

    Manuscripts at NEHGS
    A Sampling of New Manuscript Collections
    Timothy G.X. Salls

     

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    Focus on New York
    Colonial New York: A Mixture of Nations
    Henry B. Hoff

     

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    Family Focus
    Genealogies in Progress, Genealogies Recently Published, Other Books & CDs Recently Published, Family Associations, DNA Studies in Progress

     

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    About NEHGS

     

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