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Today is June 23.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Jonathan Barlow (1769-1820)Nathan Barlow (1726-1812)Margaret Purchase (1739-1791)Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts
John Batchelder (1650-1684)John Batchelder (c1603-1675)Elizabeth Dickenson (1614-1675)Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Juanita H. Bookout (1932-2013)John Henry Bookout (1897-1970)Wanda Hazel Pherigo (1907-1969)Green City, Missouri, United States
Harold Edwin Boon (1880-1957)Joseph William Boon (1854-1909)Elizabeth Holyland Cramp (1851-1941)Westbury, Tasmania, Australia
Ewen Cameron (1841-1908)William Cameron (1806-)Catherine Cameron (1809-)Inverness-shire, England, United Kingdom
Sarah Eliza Kate Cameron (1908-1974)Matthew Arnold Cameron (1848-1929)Mary Jane West (1872-1934)Walcha, New South Wales, Australia
François II de Bretagne (1433-1488)Richard d'Etampes (1395-1438)Marguerite d'Orléans (1406-1466)Clissons
Allen Sidney Chansky (1932-2010)Israel Chansky (1900-1972)Lillian Lewis (1903-1971)
Rudolf Karel Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1832-1894)Jindřich Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1802-1864)Caroline Louise von und zu Eltz (1810-1862)Prague, Czech Republic
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
David Abell (1722-1781)John Abell (1678-1751)Rebecca Sluman (1682-1738)Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut59
Margaret Aberdein (1844-1903)John Aberdein (1815-1880)Elizabeth Watt (1815-1897)15 Madrid Street, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom59
Guigues VII de Forez (1299-1358)Jean I de Forez (1275-1334)Alix de la Tour du Pin (1280-1309)59
William Reierson Arbuthnot (1866-1938)William Reierson Arbuthnot (1826-1913)Mary Helen Anstruther (1839-1912)72
Jane Porter Bailey (1870-1941)Henry Bailey (1837-1920)Elizabeth Edwards (1837-1909)Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia71
John Barnard (c1607-1646)Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts42
Martha Grace Beal (1623-1666)Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Samuel Clinton Beck (1858-1938)Henry H. Beck (1833-1910)Sarah Ann Alspach (1833-1925)Otsego, Michigan, United States80
Bertha Jane Blunt (1879-1942)Frederick Lynch Blunt (1848-1898)Mary Richey (1850-1940)Waverley, New South Wales, Australia63
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Ethan Allen (1738-1789)Joseph Allen (1708-1755)Mary Baker (1709-1774)Mary Bronson (1732-1783)
Samuel Bagnall (1867-1945)Joshua Nimrod Bagnall (1842-1913)Louisa Parker (1845-1928)Ada Beamer (bef1875-aft1901)Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Ada Beamer (bef1875-aft1901)Samuel Bagnall (1867-1945)Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Jonas Bonde (1568-1601)Thomas Bond (1540-)Alice Woolpit (1540-1575)Rose Woode (1562-1601)Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
Mary Canfield (1875-)James Canfield (c1850-)Mary Hunt (c1850-)Algernon E. Skinner (1867-1943)Manhattan, New York, United States
Ruth Cheney (1895-1990)Charles Paine Cheney (1869-1897)Mary Ward Lyon (1868)Thomas Winthrop Streeter (1883-1965)
Eliza Jane Clark (1827-1859)Daniel Clark (1800-1832)Fairby Adair (1809-1836)James Mitchell Mangum (1820-1888)Itawamba County, Mississippi
William Coolidge (1563-1618)Simeon Coolidge (1532-1590)Agnes Kingston (1535-1584)Margaret Mayse (1560-1620)Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England
Angus Douglas-Hamilton, 15th Duke of Hamilton (1938-2010)Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton (1903-1973)Elizabeth Ivy Percy (1916-2008)Sarah Jane Scott (1945-1994)
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Angus Douglas-Hamilton, 15th Duke of Hamilton (1938-2010)Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton (1903-1973)Elizabeth Ivy Percy (1916-2008)Jillian Robertson (bef1988-)
Anne Egerton (aft1703-1762)Scroop Egerton, 1st Duke of Bridgewater (1681-1745)Elizabeth Churchill (1686-1714)William Villiers, 3rd Earl of Jersey (1707-1769)
Edmund Rice (1663-1726)Samuel Rice (1634-1685)Elizabeth King (-1667)Hannah Brewer (-1720)Westborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford (1766-1839)Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock (1739-1767)Elizabeth Keppel (1739-1768)Georgiana Gordon (1781-1853)
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    On February 18, (less than two weeks ago) I created a brand new article for the subject Green Harbor Monument, a semi-historic cenotaph in Old Winslow Burial Ground in Marshfield, Massachusetts. In less than two weeks this article has soared to a 1st place ranking on the Bing search engine and 2nd place on the google search engine for searching …

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    I have created and . Anyone can use them to create new articles or to add to existing "surname in place" articles. Examples are at Smith in Greater London and Forlong in New Zealand.

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    Wikipedia's userboxes are getting smarter, and we can adapt them.

    See , then maybe see how I use it on my user page. Note that there are over a dozen options for indicating some link with the place, then see if you can adapt that to create a multi-option template for your favo[u]rite ancestral or 21st-century place!

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