Monthly Archives: February 2014

William Winds: A Revolutionary General

In 2013, Denville celebrated its centennial, but the town’s history goes well beyond the past century.  In fact, while doing research for an online exhibit, I came across a man who lived in the area who was an integral part … Continue reading

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Richard Nixon’s New Jersey Residence

The ascendancy and presidency of Richard Milhous Nixon has been thoroughly considered by historians.  Before his inauguration as the 37th President on January 20, 1969, Nixon served as a member in the House of Representatives and Senate for six years … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Genealogy–One Grave at a Time

On a cold February afternoon a few weeks back  I took part in my nephew’s Eagle Scout project, participating in Billion Graves.com a crowdsourcing project to record genealogical information at Valleau Cemetery in Ridgewood, N.J.  Billion Graves is one of … Continue reading

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The Advantages and Drawbacks of Google News Archive Blog.

The Digital Age has granted historians variable Internet tools that have helped them find useful information on the World Wide Web. One such tool is Google News Archive, a news specific search engine/archive from Google. The search engine offers historians … Continue reading

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Historic Buildings – A guide to tracking down those pesky elusive images.

I am working on a digital exhibit project that features a historic hotel located in Butler, NJ.  The building itself had been renovated a few times over the years and currently it has been converted into an apartment complex.  I … Continue reading

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Theodore Dembowski Biography

My name is Theodore Dembowski and I am a 32 year old graduate student at William Paterson University in New Jersey.  I am currently in my fifth semester of the program.  In 2004 I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in … Continue reading

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Jennifer Hearon Bio

Hello my name is Jennifer Hearon.  I earned two B.A. degrees in 2013 from William Paterson for History and Philosophy. I have had many other careers in the past but have always loved being in museums and libraries.  I love … Continue reading

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