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.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New England Marriages Prior to 1700

The "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" book are key words people have used in their search engines, and they have been showing up on my blog stats page.


The book is a publication of the New England Historic Genealogical Society's (NEHGS) publication "New England Marriages Prior to 1700." Clearly people are looking for information about this wonderful publication. I wrote about it last year. (See here.)


So, why does that blog page show up between 1st and 2nd in the google rankings, usually ahead of Ancestry.com postings and the publisher NEHGS? I have no answer, but am pleased. The photo was taken at NEHGS recently, and shows a new 2011 publication (large maroon books) of the New England Marriages Prior to 1700.


From the NEHGS description of this series, 
"This three-volume work of New England Marriages Prior to 1700 is a transcription of the complete text of Clarence Almon Torrey's twelve-volume handwritten manuscript, held by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Although 'Torrey' as it is familiarly known, has been published in book form previously, it has never before been printed in a format that includes all sources and a comprehensive every-name index."

Tombstone Tuesday -- Mr. and Mrs. George S. Poole

 George S. Poole
1839  --  1907
His wife
Sarah P. Osborn
1850  --  1930
Back of Tombstone
 Irving Poole
1890  --  195_
His wife
Ruth Clark Poole
1893  --  1985
Edith Poole Merriman
1881  --  1965
Sally Poole Spooner
1918  --  1987
Side view.
Harmony Grove Cemetery
Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts