Friday, January 25, 2013

Even More Stars! Follow Friday

I’m up to five!  Thanks for two more stars from Pam Carter, from “My Maine Ancestry”  and also from John Tew at “Filiopietismprism “ .  Thanks, Pam and John! 

These are stars I was given towards nominations for the Blog of the Year award, click here to read more about that surprise 

OK, part of the award fun is passing on the kharma.  I’m finding it hard to nominate more blogs at this point, even though I'd love to nominate several hundred great genealogy blogs.  But just to keep the ball rolling here are a few more for Follow Friday.  I’m getting comments that my nominations are helping some new bloggers find some great new reading, and some veteran bloggers are finding new resources, and so that is my goal.  I covered new genealogy blogs HERE and New England genealogy bloggers HERE.  This is a list of some great new reading (and one new one just for listening!)

1. Nathaniel Lane Taylor “Genealogist’s Sketchbook”  Nat Taylor was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in 2011.  His well-written posts will introduce you to this prolific author.  This is one of my favorite genealogy blogs.  

 2. Matt B. “…And this is Good Old Boston is a fun blog about some forgotten and not-so forgotten historical trivia about Boston.  Check out his list of great history blog links in the right hand column.

 3. Donna Segar “Streets of Salem”  Donna Segar is a history professor at Salem State College.  Her blog has fantastic stories and photos of Salem, Massachusetts, and she specializes in the architectural history of the city.

 4. Stephanie Ann “World Turn’d Upside Down  Stephanie is only a college student but she has wonderful posts about being a Civil War re-enactor.  She is a knitter and a history buff, and her blog posts will amaze you with her knowledge of American history.

 5. Christy K. Robinson “William & Mary Barrett Dyer”  Christy’s blog specializes in the history and genealogy of 17th-century New England, especially the Quakers, and the story of William and Mary Dyer, one of the first Massachusetts Quaker martyrs.

6. Randall Stephens, editor of “Historical Society”, a group blog with many writers at   This is a project of Boston University’s history department, which also has a website with several journals, a biennial conference and lectures and seminars.  The posts are wonderful bits of American history.

 7. Jane Sweetland “AncestryInk”   Jane is a graduate of the BU Creative Writing program AND the BU Genealogy course.  She writes about coastal Maine and Massachusetts.  This is a fairly new genealogy blog (since 2011) but is very well done.

This blog was started in 2013 and has only one post, but deserves some mention today for Follow Friday:

8. Marian Pierre Louis “On-Site Research New England” has only one post so far, but looks like it will be a fantastic series.  Marian will be touring New England and posting her interviews with genealogists, librarians and archivists.  The first podcast (you can listen or download) is of an interview with Rhonda McClure at NEHGS.  Fantastic!

Happy blog reading (and listening!)

Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Awesome. You have a great blog. Love reading it.

  2. I would love to add a star for you, just don't know how to do that. I really appreciated your comment on the Indiana motorcycle. I did contact the museum. They did not have one, but they thought it was about a 1910 Indiana. That gives me something to research. Thanks again.


    1. Thanks, Betty! I'm glad you found out more about your photo. Blogging is great for that sort of thing, but sometimes it takes a long time for the right person to read the post. Eventually someone will make a connection with your photo.

  3. Heather, thank you! I"ve signed on to follow your blog. Really looking forward to catching up on your past posts and thanks so much for the mention, today.


  4. Great post! I'm glad to learn about some more New England blogs and others to add to my reading list.

  5. Thanks so much! I love your blog too!