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.

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Killingworth, Connecticut, We Helped Each Other

Isaac Kelsey
Joseph Wilcox
Josiah Hull
Daniel Buel
John Wilcox
Joseph Griswold
Nathaniel Parmelee
Ebenezer Hull
Samuel Stevens
Edward Rutty
Solomon Davis
Timothy Chittenden
Theophilus Redfield

I received this letter, "We live in Killingworth and my son is doing a history project. I have had a hard time finding some of the cemeteries in town. I am wondering if I can use the image I found on Google images of the Stone House Cemetery that you took. He would be putting it on a poster board that will be displayed in the elementary school til the end of the year." I wrote Mary back, gave permission for her son to use my image, and told her exactly where the cemetery was, across the street from a fire station. I also asked if she could take a photo of the Killingworth sign.

In reply, she wrote, "So I found out from talking to people that there are 2 working fire stations in town. I had no idea and have lived here for 9 years. The one you are talking about isn't the one I was thinking of. Learn something new everyday! Mary Frances Studzinski" I loved this exchange, and of course the moral is, if you are nice to a person, they will probably be nice to you. Thanks Mary for the Killingworth sign photo. This is a town of many of my ancestors. See HERE.