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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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Kyra Sedgwick and Long Hill Estate -- Sunday Sights

Beverly, Massachusetts
My husband and I just discovered this beautiful estate and found out it was owned by one of Kyra Sedgwick's direct ancestors (see information about Kyra). Beverly, MA is also the town of a number of my ancestors, see one example HERE. I loved the four lily ponds, and the grounds. Fortunately, it isn't too far, and I'll be going back in the fall.


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Michelle Goodrum said...

I remember this estate from the Finding Your Roots episode that featured Kyra Sedgewick. Looking forward to your visit this fall.

Heather Rojo said...

I remember this well. When I lived in Beverly it wasn't open to the public. My aunt lived at 111 Essex Street, not far down the road, in Peter Woodbury's house. I hope you saw that house, too, while you were there! This part of Beverly had many summer estates, including the summer White House of President Taft. It looks like a great place to bring my Mom now that is is part of the Trustees of Reservations.