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.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Help, Please Tell Me Which Surnames You'd Like to See for Surname Saturday

Time flies, and it doesn't seem possible that I am close to posting my 100th different surname on my blog (see right-hand side for listings under Surname). There was never a rhyme or reason for the ones I selected first, except in the beginning when I chose my brick wall surnames, my great-grandparents surnames and those of which I had a lot of information. Now, I'm needing a little help, because I have no idea which ones can possibly help you. Since this is basically a New England blog, that is why I centered on my Connecticut and Massachusetts names. On my list below, I'm including a few New York and New Jersey lines (most are my Dutch lines). I don't want to list every surname in my tree, there has to be an end, and there will be with your help.


If you feel like it, please let me know which surnames you'd like to see, if any, perhaps just write the surname in the comments section. 


MASSACHUSETTS


FELLOWS
RAND
SIMMONS
SNOW
SUMNER
WINN
WOODWARD




CONNECTICUT




GOODSELL
GRISWOLD
LEWIS
MITCHELL
SILL
STANLEY
TURNER
WHITTELSEY




NEW JERSEY


FIELD
VAN ANGLEN (and New York)




NEW YORK


CRISPEL
FORT
HUYCK
VAN WICKLEN

5 comments:

Peter said...

Hi Barbara,

On my blog I have a post showing blogs with Dutch origin surnames. The URL is http://www.patmcast.blogspot.com/2012/05/dutch-ancestors.html. The idea is to try and establish contacts between people who have an interest in the same surnames. Your blog is already there. My question to you is, can you list your surnames which are of Dutch origin?
Pse let me know by commenting on my blog or just send me an email at patmiebies at gmail dot com.
I look forward to your reaction!
Kind regards,
Peter

Bryna O'Sullivan said...

Barbara,
The Griswold surname sounds very familiar to me (beyond its traditional role in Essex). I have an Ely ancestor whose middle name was Griswold. I suspect our lines may intersect.
-Bryna O'Sullivan

KT said...

I absolutely love your site! Many of your names are "my" names too so we are probably related somehow. Anyway, I'd love to see you add MARSH, PORTER, AMES and PARSONS, all in Massachusetts and the WEBSTER (Gov.) family in CT.
KT. in MI

MHD said...

My wish list would be your Lewis or Stanley lines in CT ... but anything you do will be fine--just don't stop!!

Elizabeth said...

Barbara, my 5th great grandmother is Ruth Griswold, b. 1757, who married Elias Lyman, so I'd love to see your Griswold line.