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

11 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

I'm glad to know about this new blog. I also share some of these names...Mayhew, Daggett... I'll have to look at her surname list, too! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Why am I not surprised, ha. Pretty soon you will be me and I will be you!

Wendy said...

How exciting! It is always fun to find "new" cousins online. Although my Nana is found of saying that we are all related anyhow, when we go back far enough. LOL

Barbara said...

Wendy, I agree. I hope Betty sees this post, if not, I will write her.

T.K. said...

Wow, how cool is that!!!

Betty said...

WOW! Barbara! Thirteen ancestors in common! How cool is that?? Guess that really does makes us cousins, doesn't it? Sorry it has taken me so long to find your post--I am still trying to figure out how to get all updates from Geneabloggers. Just started writing daily in March. Drop me an email when you get a chance, and we'll compare notes!

Deborah Andrew said...

I was presented the "Ancestors Approved" award by Lori Hellmund of Genealogy and Me Blog. As a recipient of this award I’m supposed to list ten things I have learned about any of my ancestors that has surprised, humbled, or enlightened me and pass along the award to ten other bloggers who I feel are doing their ancestors proud.

I have chosen to present you with the award. You can pick up the picture of the award on my blog post at http://debsresearch.blogspot.com/2010/04/sentimental-sunday-my-ancestors.html

Keep up the great work of sharing the stories of your ancestors!

Barbara said...

Hi Deborah, First, congratulations on your award, and I really liked what you wrote regarding the award. Very creative writing, esp. with using gobsmacked. Thank you so much for the "Ancestor Approved" award, it is such an honor and I was totally surprised, as you were.

lindalee said...

Looks like I am the second to pass along the Ancestor Approved Award to you Barbara. Congratulations from Flipside! http://lindasflipside.blogspot.com/2010/04/ancestor-approved-award.html

hummer said...

Oh darn. You have a third Ancestor Approved Award. I am so impressed by the fact you were able to connect to someone with some names.
Love ya
frances

Barbara said...

Linda and Hummer, Thank you both for the Ancestor Approved Award, I am debating whether to accept (in the past, I haven't). I'm not good with awards. Again, thank you.