I asked my blogger friends on Facebook and Google+ to let me know about a favorite post from their own blogs that might interest my readers. These are the posts, and I really enjoyed checking them out; I hope you do too.
- Bill West made a fortunate find of his gg-grandfather’s reminiscences in Jonathan West of Upton, Maine, from his blog West in New England.
- Bernice Bennett sent a post from her fairly new blog, “He Woke Me Up This Morning”. I LOVE a post that tells a whole story, which is what you’ll find in What’s In A Name in which she reveals the process of taking a parent’s remark and turning it into a thorough genealogical search.
- John Tew of Filiopietism Prism has chosen a Rhode Island-based set of posts concerning the 1840’s voting rights controversy in Rhode Island known as the Dorr War. Echoes from the Dorr Rebellion: The 1842 Aplin/Carpenter Correspondence (featuring his article in the NEHGS publication American Ancestors) and What Is A Dorrite? The 1842 Aplin/Carpenter Correspondence chronicle his ancestor’s experience as a “Dorrite.”
Constantly Surprising Me, From California to Massachusetts is Barbara Poole’s contribution from her blog Life from the Roots. Digging deeper for the real story can yield amazing results.
A bittersweet moment is captured in September 23, 1942 – Red letter day (Roscoe) in the WW2 letter blog by Deborah Sweeney, Genealogy Lady.
- Blogger Carol A. Bowen Stevens Found Those Hiding Turners, Yes, I Did, FINALLY! and reported on what she found on her blog Reflections from the Fence.
- Debi Levy Austen gives us a countdown of her Top 10 Genealogical Finds of 2012 on her blog Who Knew? What a great idea, and a very entertaining read.
- Randy Seaver (who just celebrated the 7th birthday of his blog) answered a reader’s question in a recent post Dear Randy – Why Does LDS Church Exert So Much Control over Genealogy? Randy offered an informed, intelligent evaluation of the state of things, and there was some additional discussion in the comments. His blog is Genea-Musings.
- A couple of recent posts were submitted by Magda N. from GenealogyWorks. I liked her take on Zen & the Art of Genealogical Maintenance and her spirit of gratitude in Do you know what your ancestral home looks like?
- Pam Seavey Schaffner offers an interesting tribute to an aunt she is too young to remember in Fearless Females Blog Post: March 1 ~ Favorite Female Ancestor. Her blog is Digging Down East.
- Midge Frazel has updated her blog post on the cemetery kit; I have gotten some very valuable ideas from this post on her blog Granite in My Blood: 2013 Cemetery Kit.
- Andrea Kelleher has a story about one of those surprising connections we sometimes find, in her posts about Dave Sampson a True Riverdale Character – Part One and Part Two. Her blog is How Did I Get Here, My Amazing Genealogy Journey.
- I always love how Linda McCauley tells you the whole research story on her blog Documenting the Details. This time it’s Uncle Elvie’s Story Part One and Part Two.
- Thanks to Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist for her story telling insights and advice in Turn Family Lines into Story Lines.
- You may find an ancestor in Heather Wilkinson Rojo‘s story of the Free Soil Rally, Boston, held in 1850. Heather did! The list and story are in her post Free Soilers in Boston on Nutfield Genealogy.
In closing I would like to make a recommendation of my own; that you enjoy “History Radio Live Every Thursday at 1:00 EST”, on Marion Pierre Louis‘ radio show, Fieldstone Common. The shows are also recorded for listening any time, and you currently have 30 or 40 to choose from. Nothing improves your research more than understanding the times, places, and situations in which your ancestors lived.
I have learned some things from perusing these posts, and I hope you do too. To contribute your own blog post to the next edition set for fall 2013, write to me at the email address in the side column giving your name, the title of your blog, and a link to the post. thanks!
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