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Genealogy Group Holding Workshop on Census Data

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Public Library, in conjunction with The Lakes Region Genealogical Interest Group, continues their series of genealogical workshops on Tuesday, June 3, at 10 a.m. June's workshop will delve into the frequently overlooked but valuable data which is available in census records. The workshop is free and open to all.
Census records are much more than just names. These underutilized records of each are a treasure-trove of information. This information can, in turn, lead researchers to the much sought after documentation of defining events in the lives of ancestors. Birth, marriage and death records await the astute researcher who learns to use the data available in census records. Additional information such as data on immigration, naturalization, and land holdings are available on particular census records. An overview of just what information might lie hidden in each decade's census, for the years 1790 through 1940, will be included in order that researchers might become aware of the varying questions asked by the census takers in each particular decade.

The workshop will feature an informative and concise presentation on using census records by the Midwest Genealogy Center, which is the largest publicly funded genealogical library in the country. This data can, in turn, provide clues that will lead the enlightened researcher to ancestors and ancestral documents thought to have been lost to the annals of family history.

For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:44

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Moultonborough House Tour Raises funds for Library

MOULTONBOROUGH —The Friends of the Moultonborough Library are ready and eager to present a fabulous House Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 26.

This year’s ticketholders will be treated to a stroll through two spectacular gardens as well as a visit to a picturesque B&B, and four lakefront homes in Moultonborough. The Friends are grateful to the four gracious homeowners participating in this year’s House Tour.

Each residence on the tour has its own architectural style. One dwelling is an extensively renovated ranch- style home overlooking a cove with expansive oversized windows to maximize unparalleled views of Winnipesaukee. Many of the original custom features found in this home have been personally designed by the owners.

A second home on this year’s tour typifies the classic Arts and Crafts style architecture. It offers modern convenience, environmental friendliness and open concept living. This home, built just 5 years ago, features geothermal heating and a unique central vacuum system. Beautiful oak floors framed either by pine paneling or plaster walls provides the quality framework for this lakeside property.

Proceeds from this event will help the library to acquire supplemental furnishings and equipment and provide funding for seasonal activities. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at two of the homes on the tour at a cost of $5 per ticket or 3 tickets for $10.

Tickets are on sale at the Moultonborough Library or Bayswater Books in Center Harbor.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:38

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Patrick’s Pub hosting fund raiser on Sunday to benefit child with cancer

GILFORD — On Sunday, June 1 at 4 p.m. Patricks Pub and Eatery will be hosting a fundraiser for Austin Cote and his family.

Austin, who is 5 1/2 and lives in Gilford, was diagnosed with PMA-pilomyxoid astrocytoma, which is an aggressive form of brain cancer, when he was just 6 months old. Austin, his mother Amy and brother Christopher have struggled over the years and are in need of support from the community. He is currently at home with his family.

Friends, family and supporters are invited to Patrick's this coming Sunday with complimentary light appetizers, registration and silent auction beginning at 4 p.m. followed by a live auction.

As the Gilford and Greater Lakes Region community has done so many times before, we hope you will join us in supporting this family. We are asking for donated auction items to be dropped off at the Hair Factory Salon and Day Spa on Gilford East Drive in care of Shelly Middleton. Please drop them off no later than Friday so the silent auction information can be updated in time for Sunday. They can also be dropped off at Patricks Pub.

In addition, donations to the family can be made at any Bank of NH office payable to the "Army of Austin's Angels", or mailed to BNH 62 Pleasant St Laconia, NH 03246

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, contact Erika Willette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:33

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New Hampshire Boat Museum To Host Opening Reception June 5

WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro will open for the 2014 season over Memorial Day weekend. To celebrate, the Board and staff invite the public to a special Opening Reception on Thursday, June 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The evening will include food, a cash bar, entertainment and a preview of new exhibits. Tickets are $25 per person for not-yet-members and $22 for Museum members. Reservations are appreciated by May 30. Tickets can be purchased on the Museum's website, www.NHBM.org, via phone at 569-4554, or at the door.

The evening will include a light buffet dinner and ice cream sundaes provided by Cider Press Restaurant, Downtown Grille, Inn on Main and Morrissey's Front Porch. Entertainment will be provided by Amanda Collins. Amanda is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter living in Tuftonboro. Last year Amanda won the Gospel category at the New Hampshire Country Music Association Competition. From there, Amanda went on to win the regional competition and then the North American International competition held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Attendees will not only get a chance to hear music and eat great food, but they will get a chance to preview the new exhibit for 2014 that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Great Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race.

"We look forward to welcoming the public to our annual Opening Reception as we kick off a new season," said Board Chair Joe DeChairo.

The New Hampshire Boat Museum will be open to the public for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 24 and remain open through Monday, October 13, 10 am-4 pm Monday through Saturday, and Sunday 12 noon-4pm. The Museum is a not-for-profit focusing on New Hampshire's boating and fresh water heritage. It is located at 399 Center Street, Wolfeboro Falls, 2 miles from downtown Wolfeboro in the former Allen "A" Resort dance hall/theater building. For further information contact the Museum at 603-569-4554, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.nhbm.org or via Facebook.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:25

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