Although she originally hails from England, New Haven genealogist Claire Ammon has developed a good grasp of what life was once like in New Haven. I stumbled across her article on Arthur Parmalee while looking for websites on Connecticut during World War I (disclaimer: I already know Claire through local genealogy activities.) The short article traces Arthur's early life and premature death from wounds received in the trenches near Verdun. More recently, she has blogged about an early New Haven sampler and life in Connecticut during the War of 1812. Claire's posts are quite detailed and well cited, covering the story with great thoroughness. Read more of her blog here.