Friday, July 6, 2007

More Genealogy blogs posted

I've added several more genealogy blogs to my genealogy list on the left side. The ones that I just added are:

  • footnoteMaven
  • Cow Hampshire
  • Dana Huff's Our Family History
  • Lori's Smoky Mountain Family Historian blog
  • Moultrie Creek
  • OakvilleBlackWalnut

I know that this isn't a comprehensive list of all the genealogy blogs out there, but if some has a suggestion for genealogy or history, he or she is more than welcome to post a suggestion.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Two Other History Books

I realize that Independence Day was yesterday, but I thought I would just mention these two books, in keeping with the spirit of this season.

The first history book that I want to mention is A Nation on Trial: America and the War of 1812 by Patrick C. T. White (John Wiley & Sons, Inc. : New York, 1967). I just bought this book today at my local library, so I haven't had a chance to read it yet. Apparently the book is on the history of the War of 1812 and the U.S.'s diplomacy surrounding the war.

The next history book is also about the War of 1812; however this book deals with the naval battles of the war. (Yes, I know; another maritime history book.) The Age of Fighting Sail by C. S. Forester (Chapman Billies, Inc.: Sandwich, MA, 1956). As I said, the book deals with the naval battles of the War of 1812. (I had to read the book for a history class.)

Anyway, I thought these books were fitting for this time of the year because our national anthem was written during the War of 1812 just shortly after Francis Scott Key witnessed the British ships bombard Fort McHenry.

More Genealgoy blogs posted

I have posted several some more links to other genealogy blogs. The blogs I have added are:

  • Begat Chat
  • Craig Manson's GeneaBlogie
  • Christina's Shaking the Tree
  • All My Ancestors
  • Two Sides of the Ocean

If anyone has any suggestions for other genealogy or history blogs, please leave a comment. All suggestions are welcome.


Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Happy Fourth of July!

I just want to wish everyone a safe happy Fourth of July.