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 28, 2013

The Fells Estate, near Mt. Sunapee, Newbury, New Hampshire

The Fells
Route 103A in Newbury, New Hampshire

The Fells, the name of a historic estate and gardens, a great summer retreat of John Hay (1838-1905), statesman, poet and diplomat.

The link below, from The Fells has many lovely photos of the gardens and the house. Unfortunately, I haven't toured the house yet, and that is why there are no interior photos.

Love the pink lady slippers.

If you sat at the above bench, you would see the view below.

Lake Sunapee.

View of the garden and Lake Sunapee.

Lake Sunapee, a short distance from The Fells.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Blogs and Summer

The photo was enlarged so you could clearly see where I want to spend some of my summer. Not necessarily here at the historic Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts, but going to other places in New England and taking photos. Additional photos of the estate are posted to my Seeing New England blog. The bottom photo is the view at the opposite end, I just turned around. For movie lovers, you might recognize this location. (Taken Memorial Day, 2013.)

For several years, I've wanted to take a summer break from blogging, and since I'm going into my fourth year, with over 1293 posts combining my three blogs: Life From The Roots, Seeing New England and Flowers from my Area, I feel this is the time for a vacation. I will continue posting in Seeing New England. A warm thank you to all of you following me and the many more who follow by email. I wish you all a healthy and a happy summer.

I recently received notification from a rep. from HEREDIS, a genealogy software program you might have heard about. There is a super deal on to buy it for $10, until Sunday. Barbara
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