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, October 25, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday -- Joshua L. Chamberlain

Every time I go to Brunswick, Maine, I pass by the cemetery where Joshua Chamberlain is buried. Although I have been by it many times, it was during my recent visit I finally stopped to see his burial site, his home and the campus of Bowdoin College, where he worked as professor and president. Joshua wore many hats, including that of Civil War hero and Governor of Maine.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Born: September 8, 1828
Brewer, Penobscot Co., Maine

Died:  February 24, 1914
Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine

Buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, Maine
My husband and his uncle at the grave site.
Photos of Bowdoin College campus, the town and Freeport, see Here.
Photos of his house will be posted on Thursday.