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.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mason Membership Cards from NEHGS

Recently, the New England Historic Genealogical Society's webpage, American Ancestors, announced adding additional Mason Membership cards, surnames M to P, into their database. (This is for members only, not a free database.)

A quick look at the Poole surname brought up three members of my family. What I especially liked was they have the birth date, location, death date and occupation, a nice new source.

 Fitch was a first cousin, once removed to George Sanger Poole.
George's son Irving also was a Mason.


Wordless Wednesday -- Great Reunion Cake

My distant cousin, Val Nagel, sent me a photo of this cake after I had seen it on her Facebook page and requested it. Reunions are still going on, and I thought this was a neat idea for the top.
The names: