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.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Looking Back

The One Lovely Blog Award was given to me by Deb Ruth of Adventures in Genealogy Blog. Thanks Deb. Please check out her site, if you haven't already seen it. I especially love her articles about Baltimore.

This past week was spent doing a lot of thinking about the 1 1/2 years I have been blogging, non-stop. I decided to take a little break. My plan is to do far less blogging for a few months, instead, I'll work on my family history, make more trips to libraries, and read your posts.

Dick Eastman wrote Archaeological Dig Reveals Lifestyles of Early Irish Settlers in my city of Lowell, Massachusetts. He also lived here as well, so we both claim the city.

Continuing with my Historical Society photos, I discovered another one recently in Harvard, Massachusetts. When I went to take the photo, I saw that it shares the building with the Still River Baptist Church... smart utilization of the space.


Greta Koehl said...

I've been doing some of that same type of thinking lately, and also really want to do more research than I have been, so I sympathize. Still, hope to hear occasionally from you, as I always look forward to reading your posts.

Susan (Nolichucky Roots) said...

We all need to re-evaluate our priorities just to make sure we're doing what we want or need to be doing. Good to know you'll still be in the neighborhood!

Susan Petersen said...

I, too, hope you will continue to post! I definitely know what it's like to need to re-evaluate priorities from time to time.

Anglers Rest said...

I have enjoyed reading through your blog. I agree, that sometimes blogging can overtake the genealogical world and in turn, genealogy can overtake everything!

Before you nip off for a blog rest, I shall award you the Versatile blogger award.

Barbara Poole said...

Greta, Susan and Susan, thank you as always. You have encouraged me too many times to count, and I truly appreciate it. (And Carol too.) You will see me around.
Anglers Rest, thank you for your comment and your award (I will make mention of the award on May 31st). I am now following you from across the Pond. You are right, blogging does take over everything! Thank you.

Gini said...

I too have been thinking along the same line even though I really haven't blogged much in the last few years.

I have been so busy with grandchildren, my mom's estate, etc., that I have really gotten away from researching, blogging and genealogy in general. My goal is to hunker down and do the research on my own family that I have been wanting to do for a very long time now.

Plus, if I am able to research, find those ancestor's and their stories, I will have something to blog about when I am ready! Thanks for a great post, Barbara.

Barbara Poole said...

Gini, I hear you loud and clear, we have the same problem, trying to find time to research or blog, and sometimes do both. Seems being retired gives you more time to spend away from genealogy, and it isn't fair! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you'll be able to get back to it soon.