Friday, April 26, 2013

Follow Friday - New Hampshire Genealogy Blogs

When I started blogging, I was inspired by Jan Brown’s “Cow Hampshire” blog.  She was the only genealogy blogger in the Granite State.  Now there are many local genealogy bloggers, and you might want to check up on what they are writing.  They offer great advice on researching in New Hampshire and New England.  You also might make a “cousin connection” when you check out the surnames they are related to in their stories.  It’s easy to make a comment or email these bloggers, so you can ask questions, compare family trees and perhaps meet a new cousin. 
New Hampshire Blog Roll
"Epsom History" by the Epsom, NH Historical Society has great local history, photos and documents that often spill past the borders of Epsom
Jan Brown “Cow Hampshire” many stories of New Hampshire families and local history:    
June Butka "Dame Gussie" and "Where in the State is Mom"

J. Dennis Robinson “Seacoast History Blog”   Local history from the New Hampshire and Maine Seacoast region, including the Isles of Shoals from one of New Hampshire's favorite local historians

Marcia Gulesian “North Country Chronicles” families from North of the Notches, great photographs, too

MarDi “Hoyt Family Genealogy” New England genealogy by a fairly new blogger

Timothy McQuaid “Forgotten Journeys” Scots Irish Families and more

Jennifer Shoer “Scrappy Genealogist” A Portsmouth genealogist with Jewish roots

Thomas Tufts “Tufts Genealogy” Colonial era New England genealogy from New Hampshire and Massachusetts

Here are some other helpful genealogy blogs:

Lucie Consentino “Acadian Genealogy”

Merrimack Valley “Forgotten New England”

Maine genealogy “Digging Down East”

More Maine genealogy "My Maine Ancestry"

Tim Firkowski “Genealogy Detective” is a professional New Hampshire genealogist who specializes in Polish genealogy, his blog describes research overseas in Poland

To search for the perfect genealogy blog for YOU:

The Genealogy Blog Finder

If you have a favorite New Hampshire genealogy blogger I didn't list here, please add their name and a link to their blog in the comments!  

Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Heather - Thanks once again for the mention - it is always appreciated.
    Enjoyed all your convention coverage !

  2. Heather! Thank you for the lovely compliment! And yes it is about time more of the New Hampshire genealogists starting blogging. You are such a mover and shaker! (pun intended. Do you have any Shakers in your ancestry?)

    A very good article. I have added some of these new bloggers to my "must read" list.

    Janice Brown
    Cow Hampshire

    1. Lots of Quakers in our family tree, but no Shakers that I know of (yet!)

  3. Thank you for the mention, Heather!

  4. Thank you for this list! I didn't know that Jennifer Shoer was a New Hampshire blogger also. It is wonderful that blogs are growing and thriving.