Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Another Blogging Milestone!

Londonderry, New Hampshire Town Common

Wow!  I just hit 2 and a half million views to my blog! 

When I started my blog back in 2009 I didn’t think anyone except my Mom would read my stories.  At first, that was true.  Then, slowly I began to see comments from complete strangers on my blog and I remember thinking “Why are these folks reading my stories?”  “Who are these people?”

Well, it’s been almost nine years and I’ve had a lot of fun entertaining people I don’t know and making lots of cousin connections along the way. Thank you to all my readers, and especially to everyone who has made a cousin connection, sent email, or commented on my blogs. 

I’ve posted over 2750 stories including:

342 Weathervane Wednesday posts
312 Surname Saturday posts
394 Tombstone Tuesday posts

My all time most popular post was called “A Favorite Christmas Gift! You Might Like One, Too!” published way back in 2012.  It still receives over one hundred hits every month, and more near Christmas for some strange reason.  As of this week it has received over 225,000 total views.  I think Pinterest has made this post so popular.  I rarely use Pinterest, but someone posted it there and it went viral for a while. You can read that post at this link:

I can also tell that there are a lot of Mayflower descendants reading my blog.  A story I wrote about visiting the church where Stephen Hopkins was baptized in Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England is one of my top ten blog posts.  It has received nearly 3,500 hits since October 2017.  Just last week the New England Historic Genealogical Society contacted me to use one of my photos from this same blog post in an upcoming issue of American Ancestors magazine.  All you Hopkins descendants will recognize the photo!  Click here for the story about the picturesque church at Upper Clatford:  

A story I wrote about visiting the church where Mayflower passenger John Howland was baptized in Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire, England has received over 2,200 hits.  This story was recently surpassed by a story I wrote about his son’s homestead in Plymouth, Massachusetts (almost 2,500 hits since just 19 March 2018 and getting at least a dozen or more every day this month).    It seems that Howland descendants are almost as numerous as the Hopkins descendants!  

Lately, my stories about the 300th anniversary of the founding of Nutfield, New Hampshire by the Scots Irish in 1719 have been extremely popular. I’m hoping that some of the upcoming stories about these Ulster Presbyterian settlers hit the top ten most read stories in the upcoming year. 

Thanks for reading Nutfield Genealogy!


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Another Blogging Milestone!", Nutfield Genealogy, posted April 11, 2018, ( accessed [access date]).


  1. Thanks--again!--for all you do! We'll be coming out next year for Old Home Days in Londonderry, my first visit to New England. Perhaps I can say hello in person.

  2. I can't remember how or when I found your blog (and it was probably in 2011 when I started blogging), but I'm so glad I did. Keep up the good work!