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.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thankful Thursday -- A Good Habit

Betsy (Wright) Graves
My 3rd great-grandaunt
I have very few family photos, so when a distant cousin gave me permission to use his, I'm very thankful. Back in 2002, I corresponded with Dave regarding Jesse Wright and his daughter Betsy (Wright) Graves, see above. One of my best habits has been putting emails and addresses from people inquiring about a person in my tree, into my genealogy software Notes Section. So, when 9 years later somebody inquires about this line, I know to go to that person in the database and check the Notes Section to see if anybody else has that line.

Today, I did just that. It's nice to put the new person in contact with Dave, and I hope they have a connection. The other day, Dave was kind enough to give me permission to share his collection of photos, on flickr and the ones above are my first.