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.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bits of News -- Proquest Free for One Week

I just received the below message from a local genealogy club. Thought it might be of interest to some of you. Hey, it is free! 

ProQuest is proud to celebrate National Library Week with you.

From April 12-18, 2010, ProQuest is offering free, open access
to some of our most popular online resources at

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