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.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mother and daughters -- Wordless Wednesday

There are three photos of my 2nd great-grandmother, aged 21-22. At first glance, I thought they were all taken the same day. But I noticed she was wearing the same dress, but different collars. Children, are in two of them, and appear to be about the same age.
Frances (Fannie) Gleason Poole, about 1856 (taken after the death of one of her daughters, I believe, because she doesn't look happy and appears to have aged. See photo below.)
Photo from the book, William Frederick Poole and the Modern Library Movement.
A Happy Family above, ca. early 1856.
My cousin said this was Alice Poole, born 17 September 1855. Her twin sister, Helen, died 6 September 1856.
Alice a few years later. I love this picture.

The three photographs belong to David, my 3rd cousin once removed. They are used with his permission. We found each other online about 12 years ago.