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.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Planning a Future for Your Family's Past

My genealogy blogger friend, Marian Wood has written a genealogy book, Planning a Future for Your Family's Past and I'm sharing the information with you. When she first mentioned this book to me, and wondered if I would write a review or post an announcement to my blog, I pretty much told her no, because the topic wasn't of interest me as I don't have many heirlooms and no living ancestors, no children or grandchildren.

However, I know many people do have living ancestors and children and would like ideas and guidance as to how to take care of their genealogical materials in all shapes and form.

This is a perfect time for you to order either a hard copy or a Kindle online copy because Christmas is coming soon and the book would be a wonderful stocking gift. Naturally, it could be purchased for birthdays or for yourself. Marian's book won't break the bank (Kindle price at $2.99 and hard copy at $5.99) and I'm quite certain you will get some good information to put to use.

I am very happy to help her out by providing a little advertising, and will happily purchase my own copy.

Marian isn't new to publishing, I discovered she has written quite a number of books on marketing, as I discovered from reading her impressive bio on Amazon. She is also an active genealogy blogger and may be followed by reading: Climbing My Family Tree at (

Below is Marian's book announcement I copied from her blog.

Did you inherit a genealogical mess? Do you want to organize your genealogy collection and preserve your family's history for future generations?
My new book, Planning a Future for Your Family's Past, is a concise, step-by-step guide to the PASS Process:
  • Prepare by organizing your genealogy materials
  • Allocate ownership of photos, research, and artifacts
  • Set up a genealogical "will" 
  • Share your knowledge with heirs
Old photos, ancestors' stories, heirlooms, and original documents are an important part of your family's past--and they belong to your family's future. Whether you're new to genealogy or you've been tracing your family tree for years, this book will help you: sort your genealogy collection into logical categories . . . safely store and label materials . . . inventory and index for new insights . . . decide what to keep and what to give away . . . write instructions for your collection's future safekeeping . . . and bring family history alive now. Includes sample forms and dozens of links to online resources. 

Available in Kindle format soon (preorder now) and in print now.