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.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

America's First Garden Cemetery

"Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831 as 'America's first garden cemetery', or the first 'rural cemetery', with classical monuments set in a rolling landscaped terrain." This statement and a full history can be located on Wikipedia and photos of the most beautiful of cemeteries.  Personally, I think some people might think of it as a garden filled with sculpture. The official site for the Cemetery is located here, I decided to show the photos.

My husband I left rather early in the morning for the short drive to Cambridge, Massachusetts, we have been there before, but never to take pictures.  Of course I had to take some flowering shrub photos, as spring has just sprung, but it isn't fully in color.

(Above shot shows Boston in the distance.)