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.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Boston from the Top of the Prudential Building

The Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street 
Boston, MA 02199

The Skywalk Observatory, Boston's only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond. I went here after a library visit on June 15, 2012. Although alone, I really enjoyed the view on the semi-hazy  day.

Red Sox display.
Fenway Park above.

There were numerous flower boxes throughout the building. Nothing could be nicer than pink orchids.

Out of the Blue came Julia Ann Jaquays

James Gibbins Pell and wife, Julia Ann Jaquays
My great-grandparents

Julia Ann Jaquays parents were William Cross Jaquays and Lydia Johnson, both "brick walls." Photo probably taken in Frelighsburg or Dunham, Quebec, Canada.

My 2nd cousin who lives in Quebec forwarded this lovely photo via her mother-in-law (cousin's internet service is terrible). What a total surprise. You never know what you are going to get when you open an email.