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All sorts of historic gems emerge when one begins to look. Advertisements for settlers, a diary entry from a soldier of the Acadian Expulsion, a recollection of the voyage from a Hopewell passenger, lists of church members and school students, all by way of enlivening people and times past.

 

  The Want Ads

The Want Ads

Settlers from the North of Ireland
Recruiting planters to settle lands in America

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  School Days

The School Days

The Class of '85
Schooling was high on the list of settlers' priorities       

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 Diary Excerpts

Diary Excerpts

As I Remember
A memoir by Clarence Cook of Gays River 

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A Day in the Life
An entry to a soldier's diary, August 1755

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 Stranger than Fiction

Stranger than Fiction

Mary Russia Cooke
An unusual name; an unusual story

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 An Alphabet with 27 letters

The Long S

The Long S
When the English alphabet evolved

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 The Royal Mail

The Royal Mail

 

 

 

A Journey After My Own Heart
Soldier Fitzgerald's letters home to England 1788

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A Draper Postmaster '87
Robert A. Cook, Oregon's longest serving Postmaster

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 Church Pews

Church Pews

 

 

 

They Held onto Their Seats
Great Village pew owners, mid 1800s
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Great Village Pew Holders
Auctioning pews for a new church

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  Obituary

Obituary

A Long Life Remembered
Agnes Ferguson Hamilton arrived on the Hopewell

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 Last Orders

Last Orders

Wills & Estate Papers
Legal documents, a wealth of family history

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  Science Meets Genealogy

Science Meets Genealogy

DNA with Pictures
Using genes to solve riddles

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