About Christina Kelly, town historian of Schaghticoke
I have a strong belief that all history is basically local. Learning about the lives and actions of earlier residents of the town helps us realize that there really is “nothing new under the sun.” Hopefully it can help us deal with new problems. To me, at least, it is fascinating to see how earlier folks dealt with the same life issues that we have today.
There have been some things written about the history of my town, but thanks to the internet, there is lots of new primary information to correct or confirm what was written before. I also have been using more of the existing primary sources- for example deeds, and wills, to shed light on the history.