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.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Looking Forward

Photo by Joe Beine and used with permission.
I absolutely love the above photo and thought others would like seeing it as well.  It caught my eye when he posted it to facebook.  For other great photos, please view his site at Flicker.

My plans for February are not as aggressive as they were for January.  I'll write an article about the Barbour Collection, Connecticut researchers might like this, and reports about two lectures, on different days, I hope to attend, as long as the weather cooperates.  My first topics to write about when I began blogging in October, may finally get written as well.  Nothing too long or complex, but I hope entertaining.

A few people seemed to enjoy my last Wordless Wednesday with the photo of Ansel Adams.  For the month of February I will post photos of celebrities and/or various autographs.  Two presidents, a football player and a singer.

I am going to devote time entering photos into Find-A-Grave.  It needs to get done.  The process takes a long time, because I need to scan the photos, write cemetery information on the back, enter the information into the site, as well as put the photo into my Family Tree Maker.

Since the Winter Olympics will be on television for about two weeks, I will be spending a lot of time watching the events; therefore I will be cutting back on the posts.

I was hoping I was related to Scott Brown, the new Senator from Massachusetts, but I haven't found a connection yet.  However, Princess Diana and I share the same common American ancestor, and I think I will do a post about that.

Randy's Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, wasn't so fun for me.  I struggled to make the Ancestral Calendar of Birthdays (now changed from January to February).  If an entire name is in All Caps, it is a direct ancestor of mine.  Now, I hope I can remember how to do it for March, but if I do, this will be a part of Looking Forward every month.  Randy thanks for the information.  But, I need to work more with it, since it didn't pick up everybody born in February.


Kathy said...

Barbara, I did a calendar for February also as I did not get to it until Monday. In my Family Tree Maker, if there are more people than can fit in a day's block, another page will be created for the month. With enough ancestors, your calendar could end up 10-15 pages long, all for the same month. Did you see more pages when you created yours?

Barbara Poole said...

Well Kathy, that must be why I had 12 pages, but I didn't print them out! It is a useful tool, to keep track of birthdays, and I would like one for deaths also. Thanks Kathy for writing.

Jenna said...

Barbara, Find-A-Grave is on my list also. As I post for Tombstone Tuesday, I add the stone to Find-A-Grave. Hopefully, I will be helping someone out along the way. Can't wait to hear about you and Lady Di!!

Barbara Poole said...

Hi Jenna, I'm glad we are both sharing our tombstones photos both here and on Find-A-Grave, I'll think of you every Tuesday! Thanks for the reminder about Diana...I forgot.