A Word . . .

As we move into 2014, Forgotten New England has been live for two-and-a-half years, and has surpassed 500 followers.  The official count remains just south of 500 followers, including just those visiting through WordPress or Twitter.  Thanks to all subscribers and to those who stop by regularly.  Your views and comments are much appreciated!  Thanks too for sharing the blog and posts through social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and myfamily.com.  And a special thanks to the New England Historic Genealogical Society for featuring my blog in The Weekly Genealogist in January 2013, and to WGBH-TV’s nightly local news program Greater Boston, for featuring my blog during its February 7, 2013, discussion of the Valentine’s Day Storm of 1940.   

The initial scope of the postings here has been heavily weighted toward Eastern Massachusetts, and more specifically, the Merrimack Valley.  I’ve seen that there’s a heavy interest in genealogy out there; so, I’ve been trying to add more genealogy content, which has expanded the blog’s reach out of New England and into Portugal’s Madeira Island, Ireland’s Ulster region,Montreal, and the Azores.  I hope to continue this line of posts and cover other areas of the world.  I’ve got some posts in mind for Swedish genealogy that should be coming online soon.

I’ve also added some initial posts related to other areas of Massachusetts and New England.  I’ll be continuing these.

Are there any topics that you would like to see covered?

Please drop me a line at forgottennewengland at g mail dot com.  Thanks for stopping by!


2 responses to “A Word . . .

  • Philip J. Newfell

    Dear Mr. Owens,
    I enjoyed your past article, titled “How to do a house history” that appeared in the Thursday 2011 1 December edition of the Billerica Minuteman. As a result, I thought you would appreciate some additional information. Do you have an e-mail to forward some information?

  • Ruthann Jalbert

    It seems your family and ours follow a similar path. My husband’s grandmother came from the Azores. My Mother In Law’s uncle was Fred Dutile the one the school was named after in Billerica. We lived on Acton Street and my children went to the Riverside from 1974. I’d love to see a story on the Harvard Brewry where my grand father and father worked. Another about the Ayre Home which was near the Franco American where both of my grandmothers spent some time. Also the story about the explosion that leveled most of South Lowell near the Concord River.

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