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.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Looking Back

Valentine's Day came and went, as did the figure skating at the Olympics, and soon life will be back to normal.  Genealogy research, blogging and trying hard to have a more rounded life are in store.  A few things I wanted to share are below.  And I will begin with a quick tour of the Missisquoi Museum and Historical Society in Stanbridge East, Quebec, Canada.   I have mentioned this Historical Society in my My Favorite Historical Society is on a Stamp blog.  P.S.  It is also on a post card, which I will show another time.

It was a big step for me to add something to the side on my blog.  When I asked Lindalee of Flipside if I could copy her image of the Dove of Peace, she said yes.  (Picture is at the left.)  But it was a week or more before I gathered the nerve to make a change to my home page.

While looking at blogs at a leisurely pace, I was quite surprised to see a post of mine in the Friday, December 18, 2009 issue of Shades of the Departed.  A very belated "Thank you" goes to Footnote Maven and the individual who submitted my article.  My article was The Best Christmas Gift -- DAR and genealogy related, of course.  Thank you again.  It always pays to read everything, even if you don't submit anything.

The day I posted my Tuesday Tombstone posting for two generations of Van Woerts buried in Oneonta, New York, I received a nice comment and email from a Van Woert cousin.  Always very nice to make a connection like that.

Last month, I mentioned I was going to work on my photos, that meant scanning and copying to Find-A-Grave.  I started off with a bang, then the Olympics came on.  But I managed to do over 100, and will try to finish up in March.

Once again, Randy Seaver and I are cousins, this time through our Gates line.  Update, found out yesterday, we also share the Sawtell line.  And, Kathleen Brandt of a3genealogy was kind to do a Follow Friday, highlighting my above Gates article.  Thank you Kathleen.

In closing, I have decided not to continue with my Looking Forward blog, mainly because I haven't given March any thought!

8 comments:

lindalee said...

The dove is a very nice addition, Barbara. I wish you and I shared the same Pool/e lines---maybe we just haven't dug deep enough, yet.

Barbara Poole said...

Thanks Linda for the comment. It would be very nice to be related to you. Or, we could pretend to be related

Wendy Hawksley said...

Just one of those months, eh?

Congratulations on your inclusion at Shades of the Departed.

You are quite right about receiving comments and new connections - very nice!

Barbara Poole said...

Thanks Wendy, nice hearing from you.

Jenna said...

Barbara, adding 100 photos to Find A Grave in one month is nothing to sneeze at! I've added 5 and I felt good about that, you are doing a fantastic job! There is some researcher out there doing the happy dance because of your efforts!!

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you Jenna, that was a nice comment. Looks like you'll all be seeing cemetery photos for at least through September!

Heather Rojo said...

Wow, Barb, Shades and a Follow Friday! You're getting to be a famous blogger!

Barbara Poole said...

Heather, you are sweet, thank you.