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, September 1, 2010

A Quick Message

When Brenda of Journey To The Past wrote her piece today called, What Will the Six Months Bring in the World of Blogging? I read with interest and responded to her immediately. Brenda and I have communicated via email since last spring. Seems she and I have the same problem, and while I can't help her, I can help myself. Just last night I moaned over the fact that I have over 1,500 emails in my Gmail account that I either need to delete or reread or move to an appropriate inbox, have many queries to respond to, a nice research project with Claire, who is related, and who took over 160 cemetery photos in various cemeteries in New York (and I still haven't gotten a handle on this project), and another huge project to be printed and given to several libraries. There are more projects, as well as a lot of entering from papers copied two years ago.

My response to Brenda was, "Thank you Brenda. Now I know it isn't just me...I can't do it all, blogging, research, reading fb and replying in a timely manner to emails. The list goes on. However, the thing that all the other things is based on, the research just isn't getting done. Now, I have made up my mind...I am going to quit blogging for a month and see what happens."

What better time of the year? Many people think of Labor Day almost like New Year's Day, the beginning of a fresh new start. I have a lot of Surname Saturdays, Tombstone Tuesday and a few Follow Fridays already done, so there won't be a huge change there for a while. I will continue to read blogs, but cut way back on responding. It is probably a temporary thing, at least I hope so, because I really love all aspects of blogging.

Another love of mine is flowers. My husband and I have spent at least one day a week this summer going to many gardens around New England. I began a blog Flowers From My Area which shows just that, gardens and flowers. I hope to do a blurb with this blog once the foliage season is over. I invite you to view it.  They have links to the gardens, and the dates I posted are the dates I went there.