The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday Surname -- Help Needed for 1951 Class Reunion

My cousin, Fred Barnes, of California is planning the 1951 reunion for Lowell High School, Massachusetts. He has enlisted my help, since I live in the city. If anybody knows an individual/s below, please contact me at and I will put you in contact with Fred.

I wrote about Fred in my post Conversation in July 2010.

Names of those he would like to locate

Baron, Lorraine M.
Beckley, Phyllis Arlene
Berube, Marie Ann
Blain, Robert Francis (deceased?)
Browne, Arlene / Alene m. Stuart
Buczynski, Frances Catherine - m. Bissonette
Burns, Marian Celena
Callahan, Joan Helen m. Poss. Brown
Carroll, Mary
Cassin, John
Cyr, Marilyn Joyce
Daley, Maureen
Davies, Donald Paul
Delahanty / Delehanty, Rita Marie - maybe m. Lockwood
Egan, Ann C. m. Poss. Contos
Fairbanks, Sally Ann
Gemmell, Beverly Jean m. John O’Gara
Gordon, Carolyn Elisa m. Atty Siegel
Hand, Mary Margaret
Kappler, Frank In Calif?
Leach, William H. In KY or TN?
Lynch, Eileen Frances
Marchand, Mary married John Edwards
Matton, Rita L.
McNeill, Helene Ann
Michaud, Theresa Marie
Potter, Mary Hilda mar. Vigneault
Russell, Joan E.
Sampson, Richard A. "Dick"
Thomas, David Walsh
Trebek / Treback, Leona
Twarog, Dolores Jane
Tyler, James J.
Watson, Esther M.