'Aaron Hill’s Notes on History' is about history, mostly. Because of my personal background, I primarily focus on American (or United States) and European history.

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  • 1848
    on Aug 14, 2010 in News
    On this date in 1848 the Oregon Territory was created. AJH...
  • Middle Names
    on Aug 14, 2010 in DARLING NORTHRUP
    Ezra Darwin Darling is a man I have been researching for years. Thanks to some distant cousins we found the true name of his father, Jabez Darling, which for generations had been passed down incorrectly in our family. Probably copying someone’s han...
  • Some of What I’m Reading Today
    on Aug 13, 2010 in General News
    Here are some of the items I found of interest today:  Lincoln and the Homestead Act The US Census Bureau using background checks for hiring (I’ll write more on this later.) Some odd Nordic comic series Some Norwegian history Info on Pictish symbo...
  • ‘Leave it to the FBI!’
    on Aug 12, 2010 in FROMKE Germany World War I World War II
    I have been reading and admiring the artwork in J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography by Rick Geary. Geary has done work for Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, and The New York Times Book Review. While it is leftist in outlook, the format and the storytel...
  • Online Memorials
    on Aug 12, 2010 in General News
    There are a lot of people in the death industry trying to take money from you. At the end of the day, we’re trying to capture the stories of peoples lives.” — Rudy Adler of There is now a Facebook for those who are no long...
  • A Norse Legend & Friday the 13th
    on Aug 12, 2010 in Uncategorized
    I have never given much attention to the superstition of Friday the 13th. But some interesting notes did come across my news wire. There is a Norse legend about 12 gods having a dinner party in Valhalla. In walked the uninvited 13th guest, the misc...
  • Word o’ the Day
    on Aug 12, 2010 in General News
    Here’s the word of the day, a feature of Spokane’s newspaper, The Spokesman-Review. AJH...
  • Search for a Surname circa 1086 England
    on Aug 11, 2010 in Databases Surnames
    The Domesday Book is now online, searchable by surname and other parameters. The National Archives (UK) has a website about the historic book. It “links information from the Domesday survey (1086) to maps showing the location of estates throughout...
  • Beyond Booing at a Ballgame
    on Aug 11, 2010 in Crime News
    I read about this sad incident, the attempted assassination of a New York City mayor, in Monday’s paper issue of The New York Times. He appeared to be a good and decent man. Thankfully this type of murder appears to be waning. A photograph ta...
  • Blog Rankings & PR
    on Aug 11, 2010 in News
    I am trying to increase the profile of my blog so I added it to the ‘academics’ category in the blog directory at Oddly there isn’t a history section. Hopefully this will help generate more traffic. AJH...
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