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, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chatted with 2 people who met "WDYTYA" Celebrities

Today wasn't my normal type day at a library. Spent the time at the New England Historical and Genealogical Library (NEHGS) in Boston. I wanted to look up Vermont records for two genabloggers and records for me.


However, I was hoping to be able to ask somebody about Sarah Jessica Parker's visit to the Library for her segment filmed there. My friend said that Sarah greeted her and introduced herself, the impression was, Sarah was very nice and friendly. The filming was done during a normal work day, gee I wish I had known, I would have gone in...maybe.


The other person was Gary Boyd Roberts who was on this past Friday's TV show; he was at the New York Historical Society and showed Brooke Shields her tree. During our 20 minute chat, I found out that Brooke was on Broadway and that is why she didn't go to Boston for the filming. Gary mentioned how tall she was and then talked a lot about her tree and his nice treatment he received in New York, and he had no  problem with going to the city. Gary gave me permission to post a page from his recent book with the genealogy of Brooke. See below.


I haven't been to this Library since January, and was surprised at the number of visitors. One was being shown how to use FamilySearch.org and there were three adults hovered around a computer looking things up on Ancestry. I was told that there were a lot of new members. The staff was very busy.


The look ups for Fenn and Bascom weren't successful. There were no Fenns in the Vermont Vital Records to 1890, there were a lot of Bascoms, but nothing that I thought was for the right family.

Tombstone Tuesday - DAVIS of Killingworth, Connecticut

Stone House Cemetery, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
Lemuel Davis
Born:  July 17, 1759, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
Died:  June 26, 1826, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
(Unable to locate his wife.)
Polly Kelsey w/o Peter Davis (unable to locate his stone)
Born:  May 30, 1786, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
Died:  September 16, 1833, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
Their son, Alvin Davis
Alvin Davis
Born:  December 16, 1807, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
Died: December 14, 1860, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
His wife, Julia Lousia Wright Davis
Julia Louisa Wright Davis
Born:  June 03, 1807, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
Died:  July 30, 1886, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut