Saturday, June 2, 2007

More blogs listed

I have just added these blogs today:

Ancestors at Rest

Death Records blog

Genealogy and How

You can find these blogs and other blogs on the lower left side of my blog. I realize that the blogs that are listed so far are not comprehensive. If anyone else has any other suggestions for genealogy blogs, he or she is more than welcome to suggest them.

Michigan Genealogy book

I realize I haven't posted very much on genealogy, so I have decided to begin a annual posting series on Michigan genealogy. Why Michigan? Most of my experience in doing genealogical research originated from doing research in Michigan. I am primarily familiar with Michigan records. Before I begin, though, I want to mention a genealogy book. Carol Mc Ginnis' Michigan Genealogy: Sources and Resources, Second edition (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: Baltimore, MD, 2005), is a genealogy guide to starting genealogy research in Michigan. In addition to listing possibly records to research, she also lists other important information such as when Michigan took state censuses and when Michigan passed laws on vital records, especially when marriage laws were changed or amended. It is quite invaluable for doing research in Michigan, especially when you are trying to determine when a person could legally get married without needing parental consent.

In future posts, I will post more on doing genealogical research in Michigan and on my experiences.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Blog List Posted

I have added a list of genealogy blogs to this site. You can find them on the lower left. Please note: This is not a comprehensive list; I have just started this list, and I plan to add more in the future.

If you have any suggestions for other genealogy blogs, please feel free to list the blogs.



Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Another Interesting History Book

Even though Memorial Day has already passed, I thought I would recommend a history book that I read over a year ago and found to be interesting. Victory in Tripoli: How America's War with the Barbary Pirates Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation by Joshua E. London(John Wiley & Sons, Inc: Hoboken, New Jersey, 2005) is about how the United States' dealt with the pirate states of North Africa. In short it is about the U.S.'s naval war against the pirates of the Barbary Coast.

I realize that this also a book on maritime history; however, this book deals with a war that would be unknown to most Americans.

The book is well written, and I highly recommend it for reading. It is definitely enlightening about an event in history that is not well-known.