Julie's post led me to check and see when I last blogged. Gasp! It was August 23rd, almost 8 months ago. Although I haven't blogged in awhile, I have been busy with genealogy type things.
First, in August I was busy prepping for a three week genealogical trip of a lifetime to New England, which I was taking in September. The preparation included:
- ordering Family Search microfilm on Vermont land records
- transcribing over fifty of these land records
- organizing my research for the trip
- writing research plans
- researching repository card catalogs
- and so much more
- Visiting my fourth great grandparents, Alexander and Sarah (Salisbury) Glover, gravesite and my fifth great grandparents, William and Elizabeth (Beal) Salisbury, gravesite at Joslyn Cemetery, Phelps, Ontario, New York.
- Exploring the Hingham, Massachusetts area, including a visit to the Hingham Historical Society's Heritage Visitor Center, which was temporarily housed at Talbot's Headquarters. A blog post in itself!
- Exploring Cape Cod cemeteries-Old Cove Burying Ground in Eastham; Old Town Burial Ground in Sandwich; Old Burying Ground/First Parish Cemetery in Brewster.
- Visiting the historical sites of Salem, Massachusetts AND
- Meeting "Life from the Roots" blogger, Barbara Poole for the first time.
- Spending many hours in Plymouth, Massachusetts seeing Plimouth Plantation, Mayflower II, Pilgrim Hall Museum and all the historical sites around Plymouth.
- Researching at New England Historic Genealogical Society library for two days, including a consultation with genealogist Rhonda McClure.
- Sitting on the cellar hole steps of my fifth great grandparents, Moses and Hannah (Santclare) Poor in Salem, New Hampshire.
- Researching and exploring the areas of Pittsford and Shoreham, Vermont. I visited cemeteries, libraries and historical societies in the area.
- Touring Fort Ticonderoga to see where my fourth great grandfather, Hopkins Rowley, raided the fort as part of Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys.
- Researching at the Leahy Library of Vermont History Center in Barre, Vermont.