Privacy Policy

Forgotten New England is a local history blog. This is the blog’s plain-English privacy policy.

When you subscribe to the blog in order to receive notifications about new posts and content, you provide your email address. Automattic ( manages Forgotten New England’s email address subscription list and their privacy policy is here.

When you comment on a post, you voluntarily provide certain identifying information, such as your name, your email address, and your website URL. Your IP address is also automatically collected by’s software. Not all of this information is visible to other readers of the blog.

Infrequently, I email subscribers or commenters directly if I am updating an old post and they have indicated that they may have information of interest to the audience of this blog. I do not sell or share the contact information of FNE’s subscribers or commenters.

When you share a Forgotten New England post on social media via the site’s Twitter and Facebook social media buttons, you share certain information with those sites. Their privacy policies have been linked above.

To fund the costs of upkeeping the site (domain registration, hosting, etc.), Forgotten New England takes part in the WordAds program, which features ads from external ad networks. Their privacy policy is here.