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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Albany Tulip Festival -- Albany, New York

Albany Tulip Festival
and a stroll in nearby woods on May 1, 2010.

Getting into Albany was a breeze, no cars on the highway!

After the Tulip Festival, we went to Normans Kill, nearby, to see where my early Dutch ancestors, the Ten Eycks, lived along the river of Normans Kill.

A Makeover for a 1660 No. Andover, Massachusetts Cemetery

The below cemetery has been visited, by me at least 15 times, as it is rather close by, and since I have ancestors there, my husband and I like to stroll through it.  The first two photos show what we always saw, lots of trees. Imagine our surprise earlier this year, when we saw that a number of trees had been removed.  Recently, we returned for another view of the cemetery.  This is where the Anne Dudley Bradstreet memorial is.  Note: Wikipedia's information for Andover has a lot of historical information as well as an impressive list of well-known former residents.

In June 2014, I communicated with a person from the North Andover Historical Society about my doing a post about their society. One of the must useful things I received was a A Digital Guide to the Old Burial Ground on Academy Road. (Scroll to the bottom for the database with photos and map.)