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.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

U. S. Maps Shows which Ancestries Make up that County

From The Washington Post, April 18, 2014. "The history of European colonization of the Americas is still evident today in most of the United States. This very cool map shows which ancestries make up the largest population in each of the country’s 3,144 counties."

Another map showing the population growth and decline, changes in racial and ethnic concentrations and patterns of housing development appeared in the The New York Times and you can click on every county to get the above information.
Census Bureau;

Asking For Help -- Skokie, Illinois area

My husband helping me find a grave.

Do You live in the Skokie, Illinois area?
Follow-up:  An employee of the cemetery took photos for me in September 2011.

My grandparents are buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Skokie, Illinois. Many years ago, I wrote the Cemetery for information and received the information below. I sure would love some help if somebody could take photos for me. On March 21st, I submitted a request to FindAGrave...still hoping a volunteer will take a trek to the cemetery. But, if not, maybe a reader can help out.

Clarence Poole
b. 1891, d. 1957
Plot: Mausoleum Annex, Block 4, Lot 2.
Added by Barbara Poole
Mar 21, 2011 Memorial Park Cemetery an...
Skokie Cook County, IL

Marjorie Poole
b. 1891, d. 1953
Plot: Mausoleum Annex, Block 4, Lot 2.
Added by Barbara Poole
Mar 21, 2011 Memorial Park Cemetery an...
Skokie Cook County, IL


Tombstone Tuesday -- SAMUEL PETERS

In Memory of
born 1675   died 1736
And of  His Wife
born 1680  died 1757

Samuel Peters is my 8th great-granduncle
First Burying Ground, North Andover, Massachusetts