The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog in 2009. I initially wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, and travel/tourism places. I also enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I've met or have seen.

Along with my New England roots, 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 (please note, they need work). Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Well, January is Over. What Did I do that Month?

Why not post my photo of Dolly. I think she will bring a smile to all.

I posted a blog a day for the past 31 days in January. Many were of libraries, cemeteries, historic houses, and museums that were visited between 2032 and 2023. Some of my favorite ones like taking a backstage tour of a large Boston theater and visiting a museum with a collection of items of Georgia O'Keeffe. Although I posted quite a few related to genealogy research (libraries and cemeteries) the more popular of all 31 posts was the one about my Lexington house.

When I decided to post the Lexington house blog to a Lexington group, I received a huge surprise. Why? Well, I left that town in 1961 and have had no contact with my neighbors and now, I received three comments saying they remembered me! And I responded, telling them something about their family. The biggest surprise was a message from a realtor saying she knew the people who recently bought my old house!

As of this writing, I received just shy of 12,000 hits this month. I had many nice comments and sometimes didn't know if I was coming or going, especially since my goal was to post each day between was a great way to start my day. Since January is usually a miserable month for many, I made sure it wasn't for me. I now have posted 1,505 posts since 2009.  I will not be doing a daily post for February.

Thank you to those who took the time to read something I wrote in January.

My most popular posts in order were:
Claypit Cemetery, Lowell, MA.
The Lexington House, Lexington, MA.
The Coffin House, Newbury, MA.
1713 Job Lane House, Bedford, MA.
Charter Street Cemetery, Salem, MA.
The Browne House, Watertown, MA.