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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.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

What Luck Today, Thanks to a Follower

As I was about to look at recent posts of others, and hopefully make comments, my eyes glanced to my Followers list, and saw that it increased today.  I have been very lax in looking at everybody's site, and to tell the truth, I am not sure if I follow everybody who follows me, something I hope to change.

My new follower has a great list of her ancestors, so I went directly to her Dutch names. And I almost passed out, when I was done looking at all her names. Betty Tartas of Betty's Boneyard Genealogy Blog and I share 13 ancestors!  What a nice thing to find on a Saturday afternoon, while waiting for the Easter cake to bake. Betty, if you read this, it is very nice being a multiple cousin of yours.

Our shared names are:

CORNELIS HENDRICKSE VAN NESS
SYMON JANSEN VAN ARSDALEN
HANS HANSEN BERGEN
JORIS JANSEN de RAPALIE
JAN GERRITSE STRYKER
THOMAS KILBORN / KILBOURNE
WILLIAM BELDING
MATTHEW MARVIN
WILLIAM CROSS
JOHN DAGGETT
GOVERNOR THOMAS MAYHEW
GOVERNOR SIMON BRADSTREET
GOVERNOR THOMAS DUDLEY