So I’ve started to put plans together for a genealogy road trip in September. Seems far away but a 2 week road trip takes a lot of advanced planning. Will be driving from Florida up to make stops in Maryland, DC, NY, CT, RI and PA.
I’ll be stopping in to spend a day doing research in the DAR Library in Washington DC.
At least one day, maybe two visiting cemeteries in the Jersey City/Brooklyn area. I still have to sit down and look to see how far apart they are to decide if I’m going to be able to see them all in one day. Going to St John Cemetery in Middle Village Queens, Calvary Cemetery in Woodside Queens, Mt Olivet Cemetery in Maspeth Queens and Bay View Cemetery in Jersey City, NJ to name a few.
Then I’ll be stopping for the largest chunk of time in the CT/RI border area. Will be visiting the New London Historical Society in New London, CT. Besides never having been there before so I’m excited to poke around their collection, I was told they have copies of a WPA project that surveyed all the area cemeteries at the time of the depression. I want to look up and see what they have on the Rogers Cemetery at Mamcock (on the CT College Campus) to see who had stones there at the time. Most stones are missing from the cemetery now. Too close to the river, lots washed in away in floods. I also want to visit the Old Town Mill in New London. John Rogers (1648-1721) the first of the Rogers family to come to New London County used to manage the mill. Yes, it’s burned down and been rebuilt a few times from what I understand, but always on the same spot.
I also want to finish walking through West Neck Cemetery in Waterford, CT (.http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1496740&CScn=west+neck&) A nice little cemetery packed full of relatives that I wasn’t able to get through on the last day of my last trip. The sun went down and I wasn’t able to finish taking pictures before it was pitch black. Also down the road is the Old Rogers Cemetery (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103614&CScn=rogers&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=309&) I wasn’t able to locate it last time I was up there and a wonderful gentleman on findagrave.com took great pictures for me of the stones but I really want to see it for myself. Also in the neighbourhood is an old home built by the Rogers Family that I want to try and locate.
I’m also going to visit the cemetery where Randall Wells and Lois Maxson are buried in Hopkinton, RI. It’s far back in the woods and I’ve never been there but I have a friend who has and says she’ll take me. We were going to go last time I was up there but it rained a lot and we never made it.
Mystic Seaport has a collection of paintings including portraits of some Greenman relatives. I saw pictures of them on line but it might be nice to see the pictures in person. There’s also some captain’s logs from a sailing ship that a Rogers’ uncle of mine was 2nd officer on. That might be cool to check out.
So, any suggestions for me for places to visit???