Archive for November, 2010

Hubble Finds “Tenth Planet” Slightly Larger Than Pluto »

For the first time, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has seen distinctly the “tenth planet,” currently nicknamed “Xena,” and found that it’s only slightly larger than Pluto. Though previous ground-based observations suggested that Xena’s diameter was about 30 percent greater than Pluto, Hubble observations taken Dec. 9 and 10, 2005, showed Xena’s diameter as 1,490 miles (with an uncertainty of 60 miles). Pluto’s diameter, as measured by Hubble, is 1,422 miles.

“Carrie’s Quilt” Found in NC »

By Carol Hubbell Boggs In September 2005, I retrieved a message from the answering machine that was to lead me to a Hubbell connection far away in Indiana. The caller, Linda Browner, lived in nearby Carrboro, NC, but didn’t know me, but when she decided to try once more to find the origin of a […]

Our Trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand »

By Barbara Kruse Other than the heat in Thailand, it was a wonderful trip, led by Lutheran minister John Krahn, that 29 of us took to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. We didn’t come across any Hubbell cousins, but one of our colleagues was John Eichelberger of Ohio who had been in the 2nd battallion, 1st […]

Hubbell By Choice Wins Prestigious Literary Award »

By Carol Hubbell Boggs The Hubbell Family Historical Society is proud to announce that the book Hubbell By Choice: The Ancestry of Some Early Connecticut Women, (2008) co-authored by Mary Ann Hubbell and Marjorie Hubbell Gibson has won the prestigious Connecticut Society of Genealogists’ Literary Award “Grand Prize for Genealogy” for 2009. The prize will […]

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