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REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATRIOTS- HYDE ANCESTORS- STURBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – PART IV

“The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.”  – Marcus Tullius Cicero What an ideal way to learn Revolutionary War American history! First you locate the pension file for your ancestor … Continue reading

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JOSHUA HYDE LIBRARY – THE RICH REWARDS OF PROBATE RECORDS- PART III

Reading a tantalizing tale takes the imagination and catapults it into other worlds.  As a grade school child I scoured the Scholastic catalog eagerly checking off each book I desperately wanted. What a thrill to order new books and dive … Continue reading

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THE RICH REWARDS OF PROBATE RECORDS – JOSHUA HYDE- STURBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – PART II

  A journey through the archives opens doors to the past. Step back 177 years to the rural village of Sturbridge, Massachusetts discussed in Part I.  Take a tour of Joshua and Sally Hyde’s farm and home and meet my 4th great-grandfather. … Continue reading

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THE RICH REWARDS OF PROBATE RECORDS – JOSHUA HYDE- STURBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – PART 1

How many of us would eagerly jump into a time machine and transport ourselves back  to visit an ancestor? I would have to make several trips to accomplish everything. Since this isn’t possible I use historical research to time travel. … Continue reading

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HYDE HEIRLOOMS – TWO CENTURIES- TWO SILVER SPOONS

HYDE HEIRLOOMS – TWO CENTURIES- TWO SILVER SPOONS Heirlooms are the tangible evidence of an ancestor’s existence. It is something you can grasp and picture them using.  For nearly 200 years the descendants of Joshua and Sally Hyde preserved two … Continue reading

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