My Lay line below begins with the 4th generation, my first three generations of Robert Lays are all in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Those first three generations may be seen at this current link (done in 2015). Some cemetery stones have already been posted to my Tombstone Tuesday blog. My direct lines are in All Caps.
This post is the most popular of all 1,375 posts I've written.
UPDATE: December, 2017: I decided to show a few pages of the manuscript which was the major source for my information. It is over 100 pages, written in 1912 and is on microfilm located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. I made copies of about 60 pages about eight years ago.
The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.
My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.
Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.