Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


Why is it called New Portland in Somerset County? It was given to people from Falmouth (now Portland) after it was destroyed by the British Fleet in 1783. There’s a lot of other info on the front of the books such as state and public institutions for the year the book covered.