Denise Olson of Family Matters challenged bloggers to spotlight local history or genealogy blogs, and Jasia at CreativeGene followed up. Now it's my turn.
I was unaware this morning of any other genealogy blogs in the area of St. Louis. Truly. But I started searching to see if I could find one or two to mention.
1) Ozarks Genealogical Society Computer Special Interest Group
There I learned about a James' Brothers archive project, preserving documents relating to Frank and Jesse.
2) Missouri State Genealogical Society
Only blogging since November, they are averaging five posts a day. My daily reading is certainly going to increase. Today's posts include a list of upcoming shows on The History Channel that might be of interest to genealogists, events in St. Clair and Madison County, Illinois, new databases at Ancestry, and a Civil War Virtual Cemetery.
My guess is the author, David, lives in Oakville, MO - it's part of St. Louis County. (I was wrong with my guess) David's been blogging since 2005. Before I continue, let me say that I don't watch the local news. I don't watch the national news. I read newspapers online. It works well for most things, but sometimes things happen a block or two away from me that I wish I had known.
For example, a week ago, there were Used Headstones Free in St. Louis. I had no clue. If I watched television news, I would likely have known. If I read David's blog, I know I would have.
2) T-Mom is wading through the genealogical swamp of "West Central Illinois."
I don't know exactly where that is, but I found a link to her site at the Missouri State Genealogical Society blog. She has some enjoyable posts on her own family research.
And for fans of British television who understood the humor in the subject line: Welcome to Royston Vasey, You'll Never Leave!