Saturday, January 19, 2008

Regional Blogs

Denise challenged bloggers to spotlight some local history blogs. Most of the folks who have been responding have offered lists. I decided to go through my blog feeds and see which ones fit this label but which do not regularly participate in the Carnival of Genealogy.

Southern Byways - The focus is more or less on travel in the South but this blog occasionally does comment on the history of the region. My cousin Terry has already mentioned Deep Fried Kudzu which is more or less a Southern culture blog. Most of you have heard Terry or myself mention Dave Tabler's Applachian History several times.

Taneya is a librarian in Nashville. I first became acquainted with Taneya through her stitching blog and cross stitch magazine database. She developed an interest in genealogy and began a blog to chronicle her research called Taneya's Genealogy Blog. While I was searching Technorati, I discovered that she also has another blog called African-American History & Genealogy in Nashville, Tennessee. The wonderful thing about this blog is that it is full of transcriptions of interesting old newspaper articles.

The Indiana Genealogical Society has a blog. It often features queries. It also provides updates to those participating in their Family Search Indexing project.

If you are interested in Sandusky or Erie County, Ohio history, you might want to try the Sandusky History blog. I stumbled across this one once and keep it among the feeds I read regularly even though I have no ancestors in those counties.

The State Library of Ohio puts out Ohio's Genealogy World. While it is updated less frequently than I would wish, it's a worthwhile blog to add to one's feeds.

I have Amish ancestry so Amish America is on my must-read list. This blog gives insight into this religious group's life and culture.

I'm pretty sure I've seen someone else mention Boston 1775, but it's a great blog that focuses on the Boston area at the beginning of the American Revolution. I'd be remiss if I didn't also mention Mass Moments while I'm talking about Massachusetts. You can have this emailed to your inbox daily or you can subscribe to a brief podcast of it daily. They basically feature something that happened that day in history in Massachusetts for every day of the year. The City Record and Boston Newsletter is one that I read regularly. It's become less active over the last few months. I hope Charles gets settled in his new job so he can resume blogging.

I know my cousin Terry has already mentioned the Itawamba History Review which is written by Bob Franks of the Itawamba Historical Society in Mississippi, but it's worth mentioning again. Bob does a great job with all of the society's publications and the blog is no exception. You'll be wishing that you have Itawamba County ancestors too when you see the great online offerings at the society's website too.

I've also located a Texas History & Genealogy Blog.

The Birmingham Genealogical Society has a great blog for those with Alabama roots.

For those with Louisiana ancestry, try the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society's blog or Louisiana Lineage Legacies.

I've also stumbled across California Genealogical Society and Library's blog.

Mainelife is not necessarily a genealogy blog but it is a regional blog with some great material. All Things Maine is another Maine blog worth reading.

Smokey Mountain Breakdown is another blog from my area worth reading. I will warn you that Friday posts at this blog will make you hungry! I'm a fan of the photos at Blue Ridge Blog. Marie is fortunate to live in the Boone/Valle Crucis area where some of the greatest landscapes in the country are. Blue Ridge Dreaming also has some great photos from the North Carolina side of the mountains. From These Hills is another great photo blog from the area.

I'm going to wrap up this post for now.


mainelife said...

Hey Lori-
Thanks so much for including me on this list..I'm not worthy, but I'm flattered....there are so many great links here that I'm going to save the permalink for future reference. Happy Sunday to you.

Lori Thornton said...

You do a great job, and I really enjoy your Maine stuff. Now, if I could just get you to saying "Go Big Orange" instead of cheering for those Buckeyes! LOL I'll try not to rub yesterday's men's basketball game in too much!

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