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.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bits of News -- Boston Family History Day with NEHGS and Ancestry.com

The other day while at the New England Historic and Genealogical Society's Library, I checked my email.  And, I'm glad I did, as there was an email from NEHGS informing me of an upcoming Family History Day sponsored by NEHGS and Ancestry.com!


This message was giving advance notice of two days to those who might be interested in the Boston Family History Day 2010. (The  notice was for those who had registered for the winter Family History Day, which was an enormous success.)


As luck would have it, there were several members of the staff near me and I asked about it.  One said, "they are planning for 2,000 people" and the other said, "it's going to be huge." Hum, that is pretty impressive.  That is as many people who attend the major conferences, such as the recent National Genealogical Society Conference in Salt Lake City, and I hope the upcoming Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee.


General registration opens on Thursday, July 29, 2010 to everybody, and I'm giving you a little advance notice.  I am assuming information about the conference will be in the NEHGS eNews (weekly newsletter).  The newsletter is free, and you can subscribe by going to NEHGS eNews.


The last time there was a large genealogy conference in Boston was in the fall of 2006, so it has been some time.  We deserve it.