Friday, June 17, 2011

Follow Friday--Several new blogs I'll be keeping an eye on

What is it that catches your eye, or sparks your interest when looking for new blogs to follow? For me there are several elements I search for:

  • an interesting and clearly readable layout,
  • a common interest connection,
  • creative storytelling,
  • shared documents and photos,
  • and regularity in posting.
This week I took a look at sites posted on the GeneaBlogger Blog List and found four new or new-to-me blogs that caught my attention.

On the listing for new blogs in June, I found How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey. Immediately, I found a Craven and Carteret County, NC connection. The author's posting series, Dave Sampson A True Riverdale Character, made good use of newspaper clippings from the New Bernian, and had received help from my good research friend, Victor T. Jones Jr. at the Kellenberger Room, of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library.

Another blog on that listing for June was Southern Tier Cemeteries. This blogger connects me to my paternal roots in Southern Tier New York State...where the NEWTON family settled on their western migration from central Massachusetts.

GeneaBlogger also lists blogs by category. I found Beaufort, NC--The Town and Why It's Unique on the North Carolina list. Her post on the Garbacon Plantation grabbed my attention as author David Cecelski had told me about this plantation when I was researching the origins of the BECTON family in Craven, Carteret, Jones and Lenoir Counties, NC. We still have cousins living in Beaufort, and I look forward to reading more about the area's history.

Conversations With My Ancestors, written by the author of Georgia Black Crackers, was also found in the North Carolina listings at GeneaBlogger. I enjoy Mavis' style of uncovering and disclosing information, using documents and lists to illustrate her discoveries.

I hope you'll stop by for a visit to these blogs. I think you'll find them interesting as well.

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