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This is a place where you can create articles about your ancestors and can easily link them to other articles about relatives and where and when they lived. You can work wholly within this wiki, or you can link your articles to external sites on the world wide web. And because this is a wiki format, you can work collaboratively with others to create a network of articles about your ancestors and about those they lived and worked with — or simply about people you find interesting. It is our hope that, as this site grows, we will gradually be able to link our ancestors into a network that goes far beyond the simple nuts and bolts of who lived where and when.

The focus of this site is on capturing the details of the lives of our ancestors, both those historically significant people and the everyday people rarely listed in encyclopaedias, histories, or even "people's histories". Along the way, the site will also provide information about the historical and social context in which our ancestors found themselves.

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We have some of the latest wiki software to make page display easy and minimize duplication of work. Semantic MediaWiki has been used to make data entry as easy as on a commercial program and to make data retrieval and presentation easier still. That has now progressed well enough to be the best method of creating pages for people, replacing the info page system that may be familiar to users from 2007-2009.

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Hanna Emerson (1657-1738) - Hannah Dustin (or Duston) - Famous Early American Indian Fighter - First Female American to get a Memorial Statue. One of 15 children herself, this colonial Massachusetts Puritan mother of nine was taken captive, with her newborn daughter, by Abenaki Native Americans during King William's War, during the Raid on Haverhill (1697), in which 27 colonists were killed. While detained on an island in the Merrimack River in present-day Boscawen, New Hampshire, she killed and scalped ten of the Native American family members holding them hostage, with the assistance of two other captives. ---read more
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Today is February 23.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Eliza Auber (1822-1890)John Auber (1783-1844)Elizabeth Helsdon (1784-1858)Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdom
Hannah Baldwin (1795-1860)Timothy Baldwin (1762-1823)Prudence Chapman (1768-1846)Wilton, New Hampshire, United States
George Blundell (1826-1888)George Blundell (1793-1887)Amy Frances Wells (1795-1857)Knockholt, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Joshua Booby (1877-1958)Charles Booby (1847-1910)Charlotte Fuller (1854-1937)Native Dog Creek, Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Gershom Brigham (1680-1749)Thomas Brigham (1641-1717)Mary Rice (1646-1695)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Lydia Butler (1629-1667)Nicholas Butler (1590-1671)Joyce Baker (1602-1680)Ashford, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Harriett Elizabeth Campbell (1819-1879)Thomas Campbell (c1793-1867)Elizabeth Higgins (c1797-1827)Upper Minto, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Chapman (1683-1721)Thomas Chapman (1649-1687)Sarah Merrick (1657-1694)Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Person Colby Cheney (1828-1901)Moses Cheney (1793-1875)Abigail Morrison (1793-1881)Holderness, Grafton County, New Hampshire
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Dorcas Abbot (1744-1829)Benjamin Abbot (1686-1748)Abigail Abbot (1699-1753)Wilton, New Hampshire, United States85
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)John Adams (1735-1826)Abigail Smith (1744-1818)Washington, United States81
Benjamin Allen (1673-1743)Edward Allen (1632-1696)Sarah Kimball (1635-1696)
Hannah Caroline Allred (1808-1850)James Allred (1784-1876)Elizabeth Warren (1786-1879)Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Grace Enid Baglin (1933-2006)Edward William Burgess Baglin (1906-1969)Florence Eveline Jenner (1901-1994)Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom73
David Bailey (1861-1943)William Henry Bailey (1798-1865)Jane Knight (1823-1900)St Albans, New South Wales, Australia82
Ilona Beniczky (1842-1874)Bratislava, Slovakia
Isabella Bentinck (1688-1728)Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709)Anne Villiers (c1651-1688)Paris, France40
Robert William Botting (1818-1890)William Botting (1774-1846)Sarah Frances Baker (bef1794)Naseby, Maniototo, Central Otago, New Zealand72
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
William Aris (1801-1867)William Aris (c1774-1837)Ann Turvey (c1773-1852)Patience Usher (1805-1873)Clapham Holy Trinity, Lambeth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Israel Barlow (1806-1883)Jonathan Barlow (1769-1820)Annis Gillett (1784-1853)Elizabeth Haven (1811-1892)Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
James Botting (1761-1833)Antil Botting (1740-1801)Jane (bef1761-1777)Mary Haybrittle (bef1786)Findon, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Deborah Brownell (1801-)Gershom Bradford Weston (1799-1869)Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
George Tyler Burroughs (1833-1913)Abner Tyler Burroughs (1805-1897)Mary Rice (1802-1888)Mary Evaline Zieger (1835-1920)
John Ellis Bush (1953)George Herbert Walker Bush (1924)Barbara Pierce (1925)Columba Garnica Gallo (1953)Austin, Travis County, Texas, United States
James G.A. Butler (1890-1949)James A.W.F. Butler (1849-1943)Ellen StagerSybil I.M. Fellowes
Charlotte de Vendôme (1474-1520)Jean VIII de Vendôme (1428-1478)Isabelle de Beauvau (1436-1475)Engilbert de Nevers (1462-1506)
Louis de Bourbon (1729-1765)Louis XV de Bourbon (1710-1774)Maria Leszczyńska (1703-1768)Maria Teresa A.R. of Spain (1726-1746)Versailles, Île-de-France, France
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Charles Arbuthnot (1767-1850)John Arbuthnot (c1728-1797)Anne Stone (c1733-1782)Marcia Mary Anne Clapcott-Lisle (1774-1806)
Sylvester Butler (c1804-1847)Joseph Butler (1762-1836)Mary Holland (1775-1847)Lydia Jane Curl (1816-1891)Lower Hawksbury, New South Wales, Australia
Charles Gliddon (1857-1937)Charles Gliddon (1834-1864)Rebecca Mobbs (1836-1913)Jane Sonter (1853-1936)Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia
John Mylecharane (1825-1877)Philip Mylecharane (1798-1852)Esther Cowle (1804-1880)Bridget A Kelly (1838-1888)St Bernard's, Hartley, New South Wales, Australia
William Snell (1820-1900)Richard Snell (1788-1873)Elizabeth Freeman (1789-1865)Elizabeth Edney (-1900)Marsh Baldon, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Jane Sonter (1853-1936)David Sonter (1799-1873)Emma Chantler (1815-1888)Charles Gliddon (1857-1937)Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia
John Vivion I (c1655-1705)Thomas Vivion (c1627-1670)Mary Owen (c1627-)Christian Brisco (c1685-)
Elizabeth Warby (1802-1894)John Warby (1767-1851)Sarah Bentley (c1780-1869)James Keirnan (-1865)
Gershom Bradford Weston (1799-1869)Ezra Weston (1772-1842)Jerusha Bradford (1770-1833)Deborah Brownell (1801-)Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
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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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    Findmypast hinting records FREE until 15 January. Email message says "tree hints will do the hard work for you, searching our record collections for more information on your relatives and even unearthing ancestors you never knew you had. "

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    Familypedia now has over 50,500 SMW-based articles about individuals. Those are articles that use the best linking and display facilities (although some are admittedly fairly rudimentary). However, we want to have one such article for every person whose existence has ever been documented. We hope all readers are inspired to add pages for their own…

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    I've created a Category:Couple histories (with a brief explanation on it) and a more explanatory project page with a suggested preload. This can save repetitious typing and amending for a slice of family history that can appropriately appear as a section of each of the articles for a married or unmarried couple and even on the page for any of thei…

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