The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - DERBY of Salem, Massachusetts

Old South Cemetery, Peabody, Essex Co., Massachusetts
 Est. 1689

Born:  1643, From From Topsham, Devonshire, England
Died:  September 26, 1698, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts

His wife, Lucreatia Hilman
Born:  1643, England
Died:  May 25, 1689, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
(She was one of the first to be buried in this cemetery.)

They were my 7th great-grandparents.