My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Friday, November 6, 2009

I'm So Excited

The Pointer Sisters were on CBS Morning Show the other morning, and they sang I'm So Excited ..., so all day, I hummed that tune. Although I wasn't truly excited until I received information in the evening from The National Genealogical Society (NGS) about some free events to be held at their conference to be held next year in Salt Lake City. So far, everything has been expensive for this April conference, especially the airfare and hotel, so to get something for free is a reason to celebrate.

The Utah Genealogical Association is offering an "Ask an Expert" session to a conference member, provided you fill out their form and submit it to them (in my mind, that means quickly). I have four long standing "brick walls" so the decision was hard. I ended up with JOHN ADAMS. That should be fun for somebody to track. He was in the Revolutionary War at Lexington, MA, born in CT, died in NY. Doing Google is fruitless, as all the hits are for President John Adams. Growing up in Lexington, my parents had a very old photo, in our foyer, of one of the President Adams', and was told we were related...he greeted me every day I came into the house. But, after many years of research, I've found no proof. It could have been one of those pipe dreams.  I hope to learn something from the one-on-one.