Last week one of my fellow family history bloggers, Susan Clark, nominated my website for the “One Lovely Blog“ award. A girl after my own heart she writes: “I am a lifelong family historian, descended from generations of family historians. Sifting though archives and microfiche has always been one of my most favorite way of spending time.” I can totally and completely relate to this!
As I sat up half the night on New Year’s Eve setting up my wordpress site and obsessing about making it just perfect, I knew I would enjoy this endeavor. I have a great love of family history; I love a good puzzle; and I love to write – a perfect combination. What I didn’t anticipate is all the wonderful and encouraging people who I would meet along the way. So Susan – THANK YOU so much for nominating my blog!
In turn, I’d like to share my top favorites so far – in no particular order – they are all great!
Susan Clark of Nolichucky Roots – Susan focuses her research on her families which settled in eastern Tennessee and northern Virginia. http://www.nolichuckyroots.blogspot.com
Charles Hale of Stories Connect – Love Heals – the ultimate teller of stories in every sense of the word. You will not soon forget his posts. http://storiesconnectloveheals.com. When Charles was writing about the Vietnam War – he graciously included my memories of my father’s service: http://storiesconnectloveheals.com/2011/03/18/viet-nam-stole-my-father/.
Heather Kuhn Roelker of Leaves for Trees – I love Heather’s style of writing – straightforward and very informative. Her blog site initially caught my eye because she had written about military records and the War of 1812. We have a Curbow ancestor that may have been involved in that, and I had no idea how to find those records. http://leavesfortrees.blogspot.com
Southern Family History by Debbie – If you have families that you are tracing in the South – then this is the website for you. Most all of my husband’s lines (Curbow, Ham, Atwood and Grantham) are from the southern United States. This site is a wealth of information and links galore. http://familyhistorybydebbie.blogspot.com
Mary Mauer of Caddo – My Home Town – News and views from Caddo, Oklahoma – the small town with a big heart. This site first caught my eye as I was researching some Curbows that ended up in Caddo, Oklahoma. It is a wealth of history, photographs and bits and pieces of this area. Additionally, Mary was very kind and assisted me with a cemetery look up. I would encourage anyone who is researching the Caddo area to visit Mary’s site. http://mem55.typepad.com/caddo_my_home_town